Greg Camphire has been playing drums for more than 25 years, beginning as a 7-year-old in his Pittsburgh, PA hometown and continuing with a variety of great teachers & self-taught techniques as he moved through Philadelphia, San Francisco and Los Angeles. Since 1991, he has performed with a wide variety of artists on stage and in recording studios, specializing in genres including blues, jazz, rock n’ roll, hip-hop, reggae, drum n’ bass & electronica as well as traditional African music styles. In addition to drum set, Greg is adept at hand drums including congas, djembes and other percussion, as well as working with electronics
Greg Camphire of the all-improv Trio Formaggio had me when he mentioned Sun Ra, Albert Ayler and dub as influences...a lot of fun.
- Greg Burk, MetalJazz.com
Bringing a little intrigue to its Firecracker party, intimate Chinatown institution Grand Star hosts Trio Formaggio this week, a mysterious three-piece string band lost in a labyrinth of juicy, noisy jazz-bop.