Greg Miles Lewis is a drummer, composer, educator, and international recording artist based in Los Angeles, CA. He is a graduate of the University of Nevada, Reno where he studied Jazz and Percussion Performance. Greg’s works have recently been supported by the Nevada Arts Council and the Lillian Disney Foundation.
After graduating with his Bachelor’s degree, Greg went on to tour extensively around the globe with critically-acclaimed math rock/experimental duo Rob Ford Explorer. They have released three EPs and performed at such venues as the Mathcore Index Festival, Bristol Quasar Kino Festival, Family Vacation Music Festival, Arlene’s Grocery NYC, 924 Gilman, Roy. O. Disney Music Hall, and hundreds of DIY venues, house shows and basements.
Greg’s compositional works range from new music to progressive rock, indie, and electronic. He has collaborated, recorded, and performed with many world-renown artists including seven-time platinum recording artist Mitch James, master Dagomba dancer and drummer Sulley Imoro, Vinny Golia, Adam Benjamin (Kneebody), Marina Hov Quartet and many more. Greg’s work as a drummer and composer can be heard on dozens of albums, as well as ads for companies including Costa Brazil, Attersee, and Toyota.
Greg is currently developing a MFA from California Institute of the Arts in Valencia, CA where he is studying drum set with Joe LaBarbera (Bill Evans Trio), composition with David Roitstein, and North Indian classical music with Pandit Swapan Chaudhuri. He is also a graduate teaching assistant at CalArts where he teaches jazz drum set lessons, musicianship skills, and tonal theory.
Read Greg’s interview with Voyage LA here.