Born on February 25th, 1994, Greg began his journey through music beginning in preschool with the piano. Having been raised in a household of musicians, Greg knew early on that he wanted to pursue music as a career. He first picked up drumsticks at age 10, and at 12 had begun studying with Dr. Andrew Heglund, professor of drums and percussion at the University of Nevada, Reno. In 2016, Greg graduated from UNR with his B.M in Jazz and Improvisational Music.
While in his undergrad, Greg was an active performer in the UNR Percussion Ensemble as well as UNR’s renown Jazz Ensemble I under the direction of Ralph Alessi. During his time at UNR, Greg was a recipient of the Barringer Music Scholarship, Millennium Scholarship, Loni Dee Yopp Music Scholarship, and Reno Jazz Orchestra Scholarship. Through this program, Greg has had lasting mentorships with jazz artists Adam Benjamin, Hans Halt, Peter Epstein, and Ralph Alessi.
Today, Greg travels across the country performing and composing with original creative music projects including Rob Ford Explorer, Redfield Clipper, and his own Greg Lewis Quintet. Greg has collaborated with many world class musicians including Ben Monder, Gerald Cleaver, Ravi Coltrane, David Torn, Michael Formanek, Tom Rainey, Art Lande, Brian Landrus, John Stowell, and Clay Jenkins to name a few. He resides in his home town of Reno, Nevada where he performs in many distinguished ensembles including the Reno Jazz Syndicate, nationally ranked Reno Philharmonic, Reno Chamber Orchestra, and the Reno Jazz Orchestra. Alongside his performing career, Greg is an established music educator, lecturer, and loves helping people of all ages reach their fullest potential.