Greg Grispart is a multi-instrumentalist musician with accomplished skills as a performer in a wide range of genres. Early on, Greg earned his Bachelor’s Degree in Music Education and Classical Clarinet Performance from Mason Gross School of the Arts, Rutgers University. After college Greg has gone on to play as a side man with such notable groups and performers as The Duprees, Lou Christie, The Skyliners, Sonny Geraci, The Four Lads, The Four Aces, Lenny Welch, The Jazz Lobsters Big Band, The National Wind Ensemble under the direction of H. Robert Reynolds, The Brookdale Big Band, Danny V’s 52nd Street Billy Joel Tribute Band, The Garden State Symphonic Band, The Spirit of America Symphonic Pops, The Metropolitan Woodwind Ensemble among many others. Greg has performed in such venues as the New Jersey Performing Arts Center, The Izod Center, Carnegie Hall, The Museum of Natural History, The Hammerstein Ball Room, Trumpets Jazz Club, Chris’s Jazz Club in Philadelphia, the Count Basie Theater, House of Blues at Show Boat of Atlantic City, Westbury Music Fair, Keswick Theater, Patchogue Theater, Bethel Woods Center for the Arts, The Bickford Theater, The Grand Opera House of Wilmington and The Lyric Opera House of Baltimore just to name a few.
Greg’s teachers include Dr. Maureen Hurd, Vadim Lando and Ayako Oshima for classical clarinet, David Krakauer for klezmer clarinet, Gerry Cappuccio, Tim Powell, Denis DiBlasio and Larry McKenna for jazz studies and music theory as well as Marion Evans for composing and arranging. He holds a Master’s Degree in Jazz Studies and Performance at The Maynard Ferguson Institute of Jazz at Rowan University.
In addition to being an avid performer Greg is currently an elementary school band director for the Middletown Board of Education in Middletown, NJ as well as a former adjunct professor having taught clarinet and saxophone at Kean University.