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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.

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"...a complete musician who cares deeply about his art, a commitment reflected in the immediacy of his playing and the eloquence of his writing..."

Dr. Chuck Berg, Jazz Times

“Phil’s playing is always inspired, definitive, and very accessible to the listener.”

Bob Nave, WMKV-FM, Cincinnati

“ …Phil’s deftly probing piano style is bolstered by formidable technique…”

Cincinnati Enquirer

“A great player, steady, quick and genial. He's strong on melody, on being in service to the tune…”

Marc Philips, The Vinyl Anachronist

“Phil DeGreg makes apparent his own sense of melodic movement and a deep understanding of the blues…"

Lazaro Vega, Grand Rapids Free Press

“Phil DeGreg is not only a fine pianist but also a worthy leader, who makes it all happen with class and finesse.”

Danilo Navas, Latinjazz.net

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Jazz Keyboard Harmony

A Practical Voicing Method For All Musicians

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.

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$60 for college age or younger and $75 for adults

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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.