Gregg Belisle-Chi's "Book of Hours"

Gregg Belisle-Chi's "Book of Hours"

Dov Manski (keys)
Matt Aronoff (bass)
Michael W. Davis (drums)

Gregg Belisle-Chi is a guitarist and composer living in Brooklyn, New York.

He has maintained a busy career in music performing and recording with various jazz, avant-garde, pop/rock, folk, and chamber ensembles. He is a regular member of Jim Knapp’s Scrape Orchestra, Andy Clausen’s Shutter and Split Stream Big Band, Fluke (Brian Kinsella, Chris Symer, Chris Icasiano), Tyrant Lizard (Carmen Rothwell, Ray Larsen), and performs solo and duo music with vocalist Chelsea Crabtree.

2016 saw the premiere of two new recording and performing projects, which feature Gregg’s original compositions: Book of Hours, a through-composed piece with elements of improvisation, inspired by the history and texts of the Mass Ordinary and featuring a quartet for guitar, bass, keys, and drums; the other, entitled I Sang to You and the Moon, is a song cycle based on the poetry of Carl Sandburg, featuring a chamber ensemble of guitar, trumpet, bass, and voice.

Gregg holds a Master’s of Music in Jazz and Improvised Music from the University of Washington, where he studied under the direction of Cuong Vu, Ted Poor, and Ryan Ferreira. Prior to his time at UW, he graduated Magna Cum Laude from Cornish College of the Arts, where he studied with guitarists Dave Peterson and Michael Nicolella, multi-instrumentalist Jay Thomas, and composer Jim Knapp. Gregg has previously studied with Steve Cardenas, Larry Koonse, Keith Ganz, and John Stowell.

Gregg has performed with Bill Frisell, Cuong Vu, Steve Swallow, Reid Anderson, Ted Poor, Eyvind Kang, Wayne Horvitz, Tom Varner, Bob Sheppard, Jay Clayton, and Jessica Dobson (Deep Sea Diver, Beck, The Shins).



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