Gregory Miles Lewis is a drummer, composer, educator and a northern Nevada native currently based in Los Angeles. His compositional works have appeared all over the world in many musical contexts from jazz to experimental rock, electronic and new music. Improvisation lies at the forefront of Greg’s musical and artistic practice.
Greg is most notably known for his work as the drummer of Rob Ford Explorer, a math rock duo from Reno, NV. He has performed at many distinguished music venues and festivals including the Mathcore Index Festival, Family Vacation Music Festival, Reno Jazz Festival, Bristol Quasar Kino Festival, Pioneer Center for Performing Arts, 924 Gilman, and the Roy O. Disney Music Hall. Aside from his working projects, Greg has recorded and performed with such artists as Bennie Maupin, Vinny Golia, Sulley Imoro, Adam Benjamin, Zack Teran, Karl McComas-Reichl, and Aaron Kruziki.
Greg holds a B.M in jazz performance from the University of Nevada, Reno where he studied drums and percussion with Dr. Andrew Heglund, composition with Adam Benjamin, and performed with the Jazz Lab I ‘Free Radicals’ Ensemble under the direction of Ralph Alessi. While at UNR, Greg was a recipient of the Reno Jazz Orchestra Scholarship, Loni Dee Yopp Memorial Scholarship, and the UNR Student Travel Grant where he was able to spend time studying and performing in New York City in the winter of 2017.
Greg is currently pursuing a Master’s degree in Jazz studies from California Institute of the Arts.