About Gregory F
Greg Federico received his B.A. in Philosophy from Villanova University and is currently pursuing a Masters in Music Education at William Paterson University. Having nearly 25 years of performance experience in varied musical styles with an emphasis in jazz, Greg has studied drums and percussion instruments with such notables as Peter Jarvis, John Riley, Richie Morales, Dick Weller, Joe Mekler, and Tony DeNicola. His musical studies have also included classical piano instruction by Joe Riccardi and jazz piano instruction by John Coates, Sr. Additionally, Greg is a respected music transcriptionist and engraver, and he has worked behind the scenes with jazz guitarist, composer, and 20-time Grammy award winner Pat Metheny, assisting the legendary musician in editing and scoring two songbooks published by Hal Leonard Publishing: "Orchestrion - The Complete Score" (released in March 2011) and a revision of "The Pat Metheny Songbook" (currently in production at this time).
Greg has independently released five CD recordings consisting primarily of original music and has been awarded many accolades as a composer from various songwriting competitions over the past 14 years. As a performer, he has had the good fortune to play with several accomplished jazz artists including Pete Levin, Mike Richmond, Jack Grassel, Tony Cimorosi, Eric Olsen, Dave Edwards, B.D. Lenz, Ron Velosky, and Steve Girardi. Though "home" for Greg is considered the New Jersey corridor between Philadelphia and New York City, he has also toured the Midwest on several occasions to promote his CD recordings. Greg has been teaching professionally for nearly 27 years.
"If you could only sense how important you are to the lives of those you meet; how important you can be to the people you may never even dream of. There is something of yourself that you leave at every meeting with another person."