Music
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570-374-2647 and leave a message
or
email Greg Burgess at  
gburgess_99@yahoo.com.
Greg Burgess, pianist, vocalist, composer, is
an ardent explorer of music, especially jazz
and blues.   He is currently the musical leader
of his own trio, with Bill Stetz on bass and Tom
James on drums (formerly Steve Mitchell on
drums and Andy Seal on bass).  Since 2001,
the trio has hosted the Sunday jazz brunch
jam sessions at the Bullfrog Brewery in
Williamsport, PA .  Also, for more than two
decades, Greg performed regularly with his
wife,
Fiddler Woman Beverley Conrad, at the
historic Penn’s Tavern in Fisher’s Ferry, PA,
playing a wide variety of folk and popular
tunes.  In the ‘80’s Greg was a sideman with
Rochester, NY, bluesman
Joe Beard, and
during his tenure, had the opportunity to back
up blues legends Big Joe Turner,
Buddy Guy,
Junior Wells, and Taj Mahal, soul artist Roy C,
and open for
Millie Jackson.  Greg has
performed often at the
Billtown Blues Festival
and has been recorded numerous times by
George Graham of WVIA through the
Homegrown Music Series, including a solo TV
broadcast and one with singer/guitarist
Debbie Davies.  Greg has contributed music
to the film documentaries
Gettysburg: The
Boys in Blue and Gray and to The People’s
Bridge, a WHP-21 TV production which
included his original composition “Sans
Souci.”  His solo album,
I Am Not Alone!, was
selected by Joe Miklos of Billtown Blue Notes
as his top pick for best blues CD of 1999.  In
2013, Greg won the Billtown Blues Association’
s Annual Competition as a solo artist and was
selected to represent the Association at the
International Blues Competition held in
Memphis, TN.  Other bands and musicians
that Greg has performed with include
Artie
Renkel (and friends going back to ’72), Nate
Myers, the Beale Street Blues Band with
Augie, Jr. (who opened up once for Dr. John),
Eric Ross, Billy Joe and his Foot, the
Impromptu Blues Band (who helped to inspire
the formation of the
Billtown Blues
Association), Mumbo Jumbo, the Uncles of
Funk, Outland, Joe DeCristopher and Jamie
Ernest, blues singer James Peterson (for one
long weekend), the
Cruel-4-Days blues band,
John Johnson, Terry Rogers, Dicky Adams,
Gene Minnaugh’s All That Jazz, Terry Wild,
Flora Eyster, the Selinsgrove High School
Symphonic Band directed by Ed Smith, the
Bloomsburg Orchestra,the Ann Kerstetter
Band, and Vanessa Collins.
Influenced by a myriad of blues and jazz performers, Mr. Burgess combines
a unique blend of styles and techniques into his intricate melodies, drawing
from...Chicago and Delta blues, boogie woogie, swing, bop, funk and Latin
jazz — all form a backdrop from which he draws inspiration.  His musical
style is a combination of ‘the greats,’ such as Memphis Slim, James
Booker, Fats Waller, Duke Ellington and Nat King Cole — all echo in the
form his playing takes on. “           

                             — Jeffrey Federowicz,
The Daily Item
His piano playing style brings to life his feel
for the music.  Tapping feet and a steady scat
line support a masterful sense of phrasing
that drops through his fingers and lands on
those keys right on time.  Heavily influenced
by jazz artists, Oscar Peterson, Keith Jarrett
and Thelonious Monk and blues men Otis
Spann and Roosevelt Sykes (to name a few),
Burgess proves he paid attention.  He’ll get
your fingers tapping to Peterson’s “Night
Train,” your feet tapping to Ray Charles’
“Messing Around,” and he’ll have you out on
the dance floor on the first few bars of
“Mustang Sally.”  Then he’ll sit you back down
and with a voice reminiscent of backwater
bars and old recordings, slide into Fats
Waller’s “Ain’t Misbehavin’,” or make you
laugh with a Louis Jordan tune….Burgess is
also an accomplished song writer, ask him
to play “Big Brown Panther” or “Route 61”…”

                            — Annie Clark,
The One
Downriver Some,
Burgess, Mitchell & Seal
Jazz instrumentals by
Greg Burgess.  Click
picture to listen on
youtube.
Brother Blues and Me,
Greg Burgess.   Blues
tunes by Greg
Burgess.  Click picture
to listen on youtube.
Ears to the Earth,
John Johnson, Greg
Burgess, Steve
Mitchell, Andy Seal.  
Earth jazz with wooden
flute.  Click picture to
listen on youtube
Tunes from the Family
Parlor, Beverley
Conrad & Greg
Burgess.  Traditional
tunes, fiddle and
piano, one original by
daughter Joslyn.  Click
picture to listen on
youtube.
I Am Not Alone!, Greg
Burgess, solo.  
Standards and
originals.
Pull the Shade on the
Morning, Burgess,
Mitchell & Seal.  
Standards and
originals.
Blues For Your
Stocking, Burgess,
Mitchell & Seal.  
Christmas standards
and a couple originals.