Phil DeGreg is a Cincinnati-based pianist who has made his mark in the jazz world over the past four decades as a recording artist, composer, and pedagogue. He has toured with The Woody Herman Orchestra and performed with Randy Brecker, Ira Sullivan, Claudio Roditi, J.J. Johnson, Harry Allen, Conrad Herwig, and many others. He has released 12 albums as a leader.
As an educator, Phil retired after 27 years as Professor of Jazz Studies at the College-Conservatory of Music at the University of Cincinnati. He continues to teach private students and master classes locally and around the world, and has taught with Jamey Aebersold Summer Jazz Workshops for 36 years.
Phil’s musical mission is to play music for people, to reach audiences, and to elevate their spirits. As an educator, Phil loves helping people find the joy in playing music.
Having now sold over 20,000 copies, Phil DeGreg’s text Jazz Keyboard Harmony is used all over the world in classrooms and by musicians of all instruments. The book is a practical and systematic method that teaches how to practice jazz piano voicings so that they become automatic and intuitive.
Are you a pianist who is a beginner to jazz and want to get a solid foundation? Or are you a bit more experienced but could use some guidance to reach the next level in your jazz playing? Phil has over 40 years of experience teaching classes and private lessons to students of all levels. Virtual lessons take place over Zoom, Skype, or FaceTime and you don’t have to leave your home.