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GREGORY LANDES, Multi-Percussionist, Drummer, Educator, Clinician, Arranger

GREGORY LANDES has appeared as both a timpanist and percussionist in many symphony orchestras, as well as a drummer and percussionist for many Broadway productions.

Gregory is the principal timpanist with the Garden State Philharmonic and was principal timpanist with The New Haven Symphony. Gregory has performed as timpanist and percussionist with the American Symphony Orchestra, New York Chorale Society, The Brooklyn Philharmonic, Princeton Symphony, Albany Symphony, Little Orchestra Society of New York, Greenwich, Stamford, and Westchester Symphonies, Masterwork Chorale Orchestra and the Goldman Band. Gregory has participated in several prestigious music festivals including: The Tanglewood Jazz (with Paquito D’Rivera), Moab, Bard, Bar Harbor and Caramoor music festivals. Gregory has performed throughout the world including Mexico with Mr. Ho’s Orchestrotica, Japan with the opera "Porgy and Bess", a tour of Australia and Germany with the new music group Absolute Ensemble and throughout Europe with various orchestras. Gregory also has toured Europe and the US with his piano and percussion duo Synchronicity www.synchronicitymusic.com as well as The Fireworks Ensemble. Gregory has performed with many great artists including Paquito D’Rivera, Chuck Mangione, Steve Gadd, Julie Andrews and Steven Sondheim.

For the last 25 years Gregory has performed as both drummer and percussionist for numerous Broadway and Off-Broadway productions. Gregory recently helped create the drum and percussion book for Broadway legend John Kander’s new musical “The Landing”. He was drummer and percussionist for the Boston and Madison Square Garden productions of ‘The Grinch” He has also played drums or percussion for: "Newsies", "Avenue Q," "In The Heights," “Curtains,” “Wicked,” “42nd Street,” “Play Without Words,” “Ragtime,” “Les Miserables,” “Falsettos,” “Putting It Together,”(with Julie Andrews) and many others. Gregory is a proud member of The Pit Stop Players a chamber ensemble comprised of some of New York City's most creative and talented freelance musicians. www.rosenblummusic.com

Gregory Landes' recording credits include ”How The Grinch Stole Chistmas” on Sony Masterworks Broadway, “The Landing” on JAY Records, “Lucky Stiff” the movie soundtrack, Summit Brass: American Tribute as well as The Hora Decima Brass Ensemble both on Summit Records, The Julliard Orchestra on New World Records, the musicals, “Curtains” on The Blue Note Label Group “Falsettoland” on DRG Records, and “Putting It Together” on RCA Victor/BMG Classics as well as “A, My Name Will Always Be Alice” on Original Cast Records.

Gregory is the director of percussion studies at The Calhoun School in New York City. Watch The Calhoun Percussion Ensemble. http://youtu.be/nKBr-ChZqqM. Gregory and his brother Garah Landes formed the Piano and Percussion duo, Synchronicity. The duo has performed in Europe and throughout the United States.

Check out these you tube links:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yuC0XfQCdX

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oecg-XMOAJw

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-8yker1uccY

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XBd9qiqbqgQ

Gregory has played Paiste cymbals his entire career and is honored to be part of the Paiste family.

Gregory is also an Innovative Percussion Artist.