Artist-in-Residence: Greg Lyons

Concert: 9 July 2015, Thursday, 8pm
Composition Masterclass: 10 July 2015, Friday, 1030am

Venue: Recital Hall, 3rd floor, Block C, South wing campus

FREE ADMISSION to both events

Facebook event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/1583580541913866/

Greg Lyons will be spending time working with the Institute’s students who were successful in their auditions for the Greg Lyons residency bands. Click for the schedule of the open rehearsals:

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28.31165310_stdGreg Lyons – composer, arranger, saxophonist and educator – Originally from the north of England, Greg has traveled extensively in the pursuit of musical clarity and has absorbed a multitude of influences beginning with an education in jazz writing in the USA, progressing through an immersion into the music of Cuba and Brazil, an investigation of the folk styles of Europe and more recently Asia, then emerging with a heady concoction representing them all. His melodic and groove-driven compositions mix these influences in an immediately appealing but nevertheless challenging way.

His musical associations include such international artists as: Toninho Horta, Billy Cobham, Phil Perry, Alfredo Rodriguez, Patato Valdez, Eric Marienthal, Nana Vasconcelos, Loose Tubes, Grand Union, Face First, Pucho and his Latin Soul Brothers, Radio Futura, Roberto Pla, Phil Manzanera, Siti Nurhaliza, Lee Hom, Eugene Pao, John Etheridge, Huw Warren, Greg Chako, Asiabeat, Sheila Majid, Damon Brown and many others.

He has taught in many institutions including: The International College of Music, Kuala Lumpur; La Salle College and NUS, Singapore; Mahidol University, Bangkok. He currently leads his own ground-breaking jazz workshop Groove Works in both Singapore and Kuala Lumpur.

His own performance projects involve groups from duo up to full big band, and he has recorded albums with different sized units, all featuring his own compositions and arrangements. The most widely available of these include Island To Island (1998) and Smoke Signals (2009).

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