Greg Felton is a highly accomplished performer, improvisor, composer and educator from Dublin, Ireland.
Described by BBC radio Ulster's Dr. Linley Hamilton as ‘an incredible force for good in Irish jazz, Greg Felton is a highly accomplished performer, improvisor, composer and educator from Dublin, Ireland.
‘Good Friday’ the debut album of his jazz piano trio, Origin Story, was named the jazz album of 2020 by the Irish Times. He was the featured artist on BBC Radio Ulster’s Jazz World in June 2021 as well as being featured in both ‘The Encyclopaedia of Music in Ireland’ and ‘The History of European Jazz’ books. He is a fulltime jazz lecturer in DCU where he specialises in composition, rhythm studies, advanced harmony and jazz piano.
Greg holds an MA in Composition from Waterford Institute of Technology and an AGSM in Jazz Performance from Newpark Music Centre/ Guildhall School of Music and Drama. He studied South Indian classical rhythm and melody in Chennai with Dr. K.S.S. Subramaniam and Trichur Narendran in 2006, creative improvisation in Banff with Vijay Iyer, Greg Osby and Dave Douglas in 2005 and advanced harmony and composition in Pennsylvania with Dave Liebman in 2004.
Past and present bands include Origin Story (co-composer), White Rocket (co-composer), Michael Buckley Quartet, Ronan Guilfoyle’s Always Know, Mappa Mundi and Evidence, Louis Stewart Quintet, Mike Nielsen Quartet and Mel Mercier’s Pulsus. He has performed in many countries worldwide including India, USA, Mexico, Italy, Canada, Greece, France, Macedonia, UK and Scotland as well numerous jazz festivals around Ireland.
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Cormac Larkin, The Irish Times“(Origin Story is) one of the freshest voices in Irish jazz and a must-hear for anyone who wants to know where the piano trio is headed in the 21st century ”
Ray Comiskey, The Irish Times“Surely the most gifted young pianist on the scene ”
Peter Margasak, Downbeat Magazine“Dazzling post-Cecil Taylor banging ”
- BAN BAM 2022
27 Apr 2022
- Swing into Summer Sunday Jazz Gala
11 Jul 2021
- Blind Date Jazz: Matthew Jacobson + Olesya Zdorovetska
14 Feb 2021
- Nice to meet you Dublin! With OKO, Roamer and H-Ci & DJackulate
8 Dec 2020
- Jazz at Wood Quay Summer Sessions Online
9 Jul 2020
- IMC’s Signal Series February: BigSpoon | ÄTSCH
6 Feb 2020
- Signal Series September: F-JoB | Joe O’Callaghan Trio
5 Sep 2019
- Signal Series April - ReDiviDeR | The Aoife Doyle Band
30 Apr 2019
- Signal Series March - Oxygen Thief feat. Aleka | Kevin Lawlor Quintet
26 Mar 2019
- ALEKA: Romania 100: Songs of Love and Longing
4 Dec 2018