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Gregory Landes is a drummer, percussionist, composer, educator and arranger. Orchestral credits include timpanist and percussionist with The New Jersey Symphony, Garden State Philharmonic, The New Haven Symphony, 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, Goldman Band and The New Jersey Wind Symphony. For the last 30 years Gregory has performed as both drummer and percussionist for over 50 Broadway and Off-Broadway productions. 2019 Lyrics and Lyricists 92nd St. Y “Live and in Living Color” Andy Einhorn Musical Supervisor, Rob Berman Musical Supervisor/Director In 2018 the new musical by John Kander, “The Beast in the Jungle”, directed and choreographed by Susan Stroman. 2017 Director John Doyle’s “Pacific Overtures” and John Kander’s “Kid Victory. Gregory helped create the drum and percussion book for John Kander’s musical “The Landing”. Gregory is the original drummer and percussionist for the Broadway, Chicago,,Boston and Madison Square Garden productions of ‘How The Grinch Stole Christmas” He has also played drums or percussion for: “Avenue Q,” "Newsies", "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 founding member of The Pit Stop Players. A chamber ensemble comprised of New York City's most in demand freelance musicians dedicated to performing new works by emerging composers. www.rosenblummusic.com 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’s arrangements and pieces written for percussion ensemble are published by Bachovich Music Publications. Gregory is also a drum and percussion instructor in the Encore Program at Ridgewood High School in New Jersey. Gregory also taught General Music and Percussion at The Pingry School. Gregory is endorsed by Paiste cymbals and is an Innovative Percussion artist. Since 1997 Gregory has been performing with his brother Garah Landes, pianist, as Synchronicity. For more information on the groups extensive performance history go to their Facebook page, Youtube videos or www.synchronicitymusic.com
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Sound character: Dark body, full frequency spectrum, brilliant highs. Very wide range, complex, pleasing musical mix. Immediate, sensitive response, strong attack, controllable spread, even, layered fade. This crash combines silky, soft qualities with energy and projection for an incredibly versatile application range. Also extremely well suited as suspended cymbals and for mallet rolls.