About Gregg Moore

Picture of Gregg MooreAfter a typical upbringing in a musical family on the north coast of California and university studies in Salt Lake City with Ladd McIntosh and William Fowler, Gregg Moore arrived in Amsterdam, Holland. For 20 years he was part of that citys' vibrant music world playing jazz, improvised and experimental music, folk, blues, reggae, latin, music for dance and theatre with the groups of Peter v. Bergen, Dies le Duc, Han Buhrs, Pauline de Groot, Friends Roadshow, Footsbarn Theatre, G.T. Moore, Billy O'Haire including 6 years with the wildly acclaimed Willem Breuker Kollektief. He founded the eclectic music group Available Jelly with fellow Humboldters, Michael Vatcher, Jimmy Sernesky and Michael Moore. He taught, wrote music for documentary films and coordinated large scale multi-media projects.

In 1985 he began a 10 year association with the alternative community band Fanfare v.d. EersteliefdesNacht as their musical director. This experience opened up the many faceted world of amateur community music as well as the alternatives to be found in the variations on the western brass band tradition that have evolved around the world. In 1992 as the result of a research trip to India he was responsible for the first ever visit to europe by an example of that dynamic brass band culture.

From 1994 to 2004 Gregg Moore was based in rural Portugal teaching at Music schools, universities and theatre schools and active in collecting and promoting relevant applications of various aspects of the unique Portuguese folk culture. He organized workshops, directed large scale projects, played jazz, pop and improvised music with Laurent Filipe, Ena Pa 2000, Cool HipNoise, Nuno Rebelo, Americo Rodrigues and promoted his own groups such as Os Macacos das Ruas de Evora, A Banda Nova, Fanfare Mand'je, Altered Natives and Metallae Eborae.

Since Nov. 2004 a circle has been completed and Gregg Moore is once again based in Humboldt Co., and promoting his unique vision of community development through amateur music, performing and teaching in area schools. Most recently he has written the music for the 2006 Dell Arte Holiday Show and composed and performed original music for a Flying Karamazov Brothers production of the Don Quixote story at the San Diego Repertory Theatre.

May 2007 saw the production of Fortuna Bandemonium, a program of world band music presented with wind and percussion musicians from the Fortuna area, as the ultimate concert of the Fortuna Concert Series. Later in the summer the program was recreated with a different group of musicians as part of the Humboldt Folklife Festival in Blue Lake. Bandemonium makes


Contact Information:
Gregg Moore
Email: gregg@relevantmusic.org
Phone: (707) 442-0156

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