Chris Greive

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Born: January 26, 1969    Primary Instrument: Trombone

Chris Greive

Born in Perth, Western Australia in 1969, CHRIS GREIVE started playing music at the age of 11. Trumpet was his first choice because he preferred the look and sound of his dad's Louis Armstrong record to his Chris Barber album. But he was told to play trombone instead because his lips were too fat. Undaunted by this flagrant deception (Louis' lips were hardly slimline). Chris gained a Bmus degree, was a finalist in the Australian Jazz Brass Awards 1996 and has made a big impression since moving to Scotland. He has recorded with his own band, NeWt, as well as the Haftor Medboe Group, Salsa Celtica and Live Sciences...
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Discography [t – trombone, a – arranging, p – production/recording duties, c – composition recorded]

NeWt – NeWt 2 feat. Silke Eberhard (F-ire Collective May 2010) (c,a,p,t)

Scottish National Jazz Orchestra – Torah (Spartacus Records, May 2010) (t)

Scottish National Jazz Orchestra – Rhapsody In Blue Live (Spartacus Records 2009) (t)

Haftor Medboe Group – A Box of Monkeys (Fabrikant Records 2009) (t)

Blueflint – High Bright Morning (Johnny Rock Records 2009) (t)

NeWt – NeWt 1 (Fabrikant Records 2008) (c,a,p,t)

Haftor Medboe Group – New:Happy (Fabrikant Records 2008) (t)

Kim Edgar – Butterflies and Broken Glass (Quietly Fantastic Music 2008) (t)

Salsa Celtica - El Camino (Discos León 2006) (a,t)

Haftor Medboe Group - In Perpetuity (Linn Records 2006) (t)

Live Sciences – Bohemian Raps (LVS Records 2005) (c,t)

Haftor Medboe Group - Charm (Fabrikant Records 2004) (t)

Joseph Malik (& David Donnelly) – Aquarius Songs (Compost Records 2004) (c,t)

Salsa Celtica - El Agua De La Vida (Greentrax Recordings 2003) (t)

Scottish National Jazz Orchestra – Miles Ahead w/Ingrid Jensen (Spartacus Records 2002) (t)

Freewheelers – Free-World Music (FMR Records 2002) (t)

The Vegastones - Love Hotel (V2 2000) (t)

Elizabeth Sanderson - Without a Net (self release 2000) (c,a,p)

Michael Pigneguy Sextet (2000) – (c,a,t)

Elizabeth Sanderson - Beyond the Blue (Sunset Music1998) (c,a,p,t)

Michael Pigneguy Sextet - Live (1998) (c,a,t)

JazzWest Big Band - Take the Light (Request Records 1995) (c,a,p,t)

JazzWest Big Band - Reflections of Western Australia (Request Records 1992) (t)

Gary Ridge - What's West of Here (Sunset Music Australia 1990) (t)

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Willing to teach:
Advanced students only.

Lecturer & Big Band Director at Royal Conservatoire of Scotland (RCS Glasgow) Jazz Course (Artistic Director; Tommy Smith).

Clinic/Workshop Information:
Maths & Music for Secondary Schools.

Cross-curriculum projects incl;

Music/Literacy (primary school level),

Music/Science (for University Education Degree students),

Music/Maths (for Secondary school students),

Music/RMA (for University Education Degree students.

Clinics in Composition/Arranging/Creativity of course too.

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Rath R1 Trombone

Line 6 Bass Amp

Electro-Harmonix Octaver

Boss T-Wah

Custom built Switching pedal

Hooter B1 mic pre

Shure Beta 98

various trombone mutes

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