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Greg Byers

Bass (Double Bass/String Bass), Cello, Jazz
Website: Cello Greg

Greg Byers, M.M. uses his talents as a performer, composer, educator and producer to share the wisdom and beauty of great music with people of all backgrounds. His relationship with music began at 2 1/2, when he first studied cello in the Suzuki method. In 2008 Greg became the first person in the history of University of Miami to double major in Instrumental Performance/Studio Music & Jazz on cello and bass, Summa Cum Laude.

Since then he has performed on BBC Two (Later… with Jools Holland) and Univision (Latin GRAMMYs); been a featured artist/clinician at New Directions Cello Festival, Creative Strings Workshop, and Mark Wood’s Rock Orchestra Camp; arranged strings for the Columbus Symphony Orchestra and Birth of a Ghost by Omar Rodriguez Lopez. He was the recipient of the 2017 Artist Initiative Grant and the 2020 Next Step Fund, a finalist in the 2017 McKnight Fellowship for Musicians, and the winner of the International Journalists Award at the 2020 Seifert International Jazz Violin Competition.

Favorite non-musical hobby: Cycling on my recumbent

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Greg Byers with Cello
Greg Byers playing electric bass
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