Music Teacher, Master
Joined in

Towson University

Favorite Bands

United States Army Field Band

Levels Taught


Teaching Experience

Over 30 years of teaching experience


Music Teacher, Master

About Me

Originally from York, PA, Greg Reese began playing professionally at age 16. After graduating from Towson University, and 2 years freelancing, he auditioned and won a position with the Jazz Ambassadors of the United States Army Field Band, the premiere touring jazz ensemble of the U.S. Army. Greg retired from the military in 2000 after 20 years of worldwide touring and recording with the Jazz Ambassadors, and has resumed his freelance career. Greg has also been teaching trumpet privately for the past 20 years. 

Greg's years of professional playing experience include thousands of public performances nationally and internationally, prestigious European Jazz Festivals: Montreux, North Sea, Nice, Spa, Vienne, and Brussels; North American Jazz Festivals: Newport, Detroit, Elkhart, Toronto, New Orleans, and Montreal; sharing the stage with; Trumpeters: Arturo Sandoval, A Vizutti, Marv Stamm, George Graham, Rick Braun, Mike Vax, Wayne Bergeron, Tom Williams, Chris Walker, Vaughn Nark, Bill Warfield, Paul Stephens, Paul Armstrong, Joey Tartell, Alex Norris, Trombonists: Frank Rosolino, Bill Watrous, Wayne Andre, Jim McFalls, Doug Elliott, Dave Steinmeyer, John Jensen, Phil Wilson, Chris Buckholz, Warren Covington, George Roberts, Rich Matteson, Saxophonists: James Moody, Don Menza, Jamey Aebersold, Ben Kono, Bruce Swaim, John DeSalme, Jim Snidero, Ellery Eskelin, Chris Vadala, Vince Norman, Luis Hernandez, Gabe Baltazar, Richie Cole, Red Holloway, Percussionists: Louis Bellson, Ndugu Chancler, Ed Shaughnessy, Sonny Emory, Butch Miles, Joe McCarthy, Frank Russo, Todd Harrison, Steve Fidyk, Alfredo Mojica, Roberto Quintero, Mallets: Dave Samuels, Chuck Redd, Bassists: Keter Betts, Drew Gress, Paul Gill, Tom Baldwin, Max Murry, Geoff Harper, Gary Grainger, Mike Pope, Vocalists: Ella Fitzgerald, Diane Reeves, Ethel Ennis, Steve Lippia, Jeremy Ragsdale, Sheila Ford, Shirley Alston Reeves, Lou Christie, Bands: The Tokens, The Vogues, Zim Zemarel, Ed Williams, The Big Apple Circus, the Baltimore, Detroit, and Cincinnati Symphonies, and the great jazz harmonica of “Toots” Thielmanns.

Greg's recording credits include 12 album projects with the Jazz Ambassadors, many independent projects, ad jingles, PSA's, and, most recently, Una Mas on OA2 Records with the Afro-Bop Alliance, released 2011, Bright Future on OA2 Records, with the Vince Norman-Joe McCarthy Big Band, released 2010, Words Cannot Express also on OA2 Records, with the Vince Norman-Joe McCarthy Big Band, released 2007, and with the Caribbean Jazz Project, Afro-Bop Alliance released on the Heads-Up label in 2008, and winner of the 9th Annual Latin Grammy Award “Best Latin Jazz Album of the Year”,and nominated (2009) 51st Annual Grammy Awards, “Best Latin Jazz Album”.

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