Born: March 12, 1973 Primary Instrument: Bass
Greg Loughman started playing electric bass at age fifteen in the small town of Zanesville, OH. He obtained a Bachelor of Music in the field of jazz studies at Capital University, where he studied electric and upright bass with Doug Richeson (bassist for a number of years with Tony Bennet), Jeff Ciampa, and Lou Fischer. While in college, he worked his way into the Columbus, OH jazz scene. Upon graduation, he quickly rose to a prominent position as one of the top freelance jazz bassists in the Midwest. After spending a year in Montana, Greg moved to Boston, where he continues to pursue an active schedule of performing and recording. He has performed with musicians including Curtis Fuller, JoAnne Brackeen, Mark Murphy, Sheila Jordan, Judi Silvano, Kenwood Dennard, Greg Abate, Ray Santisi, Al Vega, Grammy-nominated pianist Phillip Aaberg, guitarist Mimi Fox, Brazilian multi-instrumentalist Carlos Malta, jazz violinist Christian Howes, singer Patti Page, actor/singer James Naughton, and the Jimmy Dorsey Big Band, among many others. His musical career has taken him on tours of Jamaica, the Dominican Republic, the Czech Republic, and Japan. Greg is also a faculty member at the University of Maine in Augusta and Bowdoin College, where he teaches private bass lessons.
“Greg Loughman is a fine bassist and composer. His bass tone is warm and woody...[and he] provide[s] virtuosic playing in service to the fundamental groove of each tune. Run out and by this CD...you won’t regret it. - David Horgan, Lively Times, July 2001
“Bassist Greg Loughman's debut is a charming and sultry sojourn into Latin jazz. From Eric The Fish Paton's first timbale riffs on Descarga to Kris Keith's florid flute solo on the albums closer, Khadsin, you're transported back to the world of Getz-meets-Jobim and sangria...This is Greg's baby, he wrote all the tunes, but his playing is supremely unselfish-- not once do you stop and think, Oh, this is the bass player's album, ..if you're looking to relax to a well-crafted Latin-jazz album, this is definitely worth checking out.” - Don Zulaica, jazz critic, Alternate Music Press May 2001