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.
approx. 80 yr. old German upright bass, 7/8 size, sloping shoulders, modified to be played left handed. GK MB 150 amp, Fishman Full Circle Pickup and Pro Platinum Preamp.
. . . The trio configuration was new to me. Of course I had witnessed the legendary work of Ray Santisi and the solid creativity of Bob Kaufman countless times but bassist Greg Loughman was (perhaps to my embarrassment) new to me. And so my first question when I caught the trio with Patricia Adams 1/1 at Ryles was, How will Greg Loughman and Bob work together? If they don't connect, the show is over. Well, they do connect and the four of them by now work with such confidence that they push the bassist off the ledge once in a while just for the fun of it, as in the case of a bass-vocal duo section or when the bass is called upon to play the intro to Do Nothing Till You Hear From Me sans drums.
- Stu Vandermark, Cadence Magazine, March 2006
“Loughman swings with something close to nonchalance..