Greg Skaff is a NYC-based musician and composer whose skills and reputation place him among the premier guitarists in jazz. Fresh to the Big Apple in the ‘80s, Skaff had his first professional gig with none other than Stanley Turrentine--which went so well the sax master kept him gainfully employed for the next five years. In subsequent years Greg has flourished as both a sideman and bandleader and played and recorded with, among others, Bobby Watson, Ruth Brown, Freddie Hubbard, David “Fathead” Newman, Kevin Mahogany, Gloria Lynne, Jim Rotondi, David Hazeltine, Bruce Barth, Mike LeDonne, Joe Farnsworth, Matt Wilson, Ben Allison, Orrin Evans, and Victor Lewis.
At the helm of his own bands, Greg--with his creativity, his passionate touch, and his impressive technique on prominent display--has seized the attention of discriminating listeners at leading Manhattan jazz clubs and at concert venues worldwide. The guitarist has two acclaimed feature albums under his belt--the newest titled Ellington Boulevard, on the widely distributed Zoho Music label; he has also made stellar contributions to several recordings by saxophonist Bobby Watson. Always in demand, Skaff is currently on call for Watson and Newman, plays in a trio with drummer E. J. Strickland, and organ player George Colligan, and also contributes to several other ensembles--including James Rotondi’s Electric Band and a collaboration with drummer Matt Watson and bassist Ben Allison. He has a third feature album to be recorded soon.