Tunes by Greg Stott
Greg (along with John Mackey, Jason Varlet & Mark Sutton) is a founding member of the contemporary jazz ensemble, the Utopia Collective, which was born out of the Greg Stott band following the release of their 2007 recording ‘One Second Ahead’.
In addition to the Utopia Collective, Greg has performed or recorded with a range of jazz, classical and pop artists including:
James Morrison, Dale Barlow, Tim Kain (Guitar Trek), Tim Strong (USA), Brady Blade (USA), Don Johnson, Miroslav Bukovsky, Brendan Clarke, Wayne Kelly, Craig Scott, Gery Scott, Craig Schneider, Ra Khahn, The Idea of North, Mike Price, Eric Ajaye, Col Hoorweg, James Greening, Dave Panichi, The Hauptmans (Ben, James & Zoe) Grace Knight, Jackie Love, Rhonda Birchmore, Hayley Jensen (Australian Idol), Steve and Rae Amosa, Gabby Birmingham, Elana Stone, Meg Corsen, Adam Sofo (Silverchair, Guy Sebastian), Robbie Zootster, Steve Allen, The RMC Duntroon Big Band, and the Canberra Symphony Pops Orchestra. Greg has also supported acts as diverse as Shirley Maclaine, Dionne Warwick, The Whitlams, Killing Heidi, Mental as Anything, and Daryl Braithwaite.
Greg has been a featured performer at numerous events including the 2010 New Zealand International Jazz & Blues Festival, the Sydney Olympics Festival, the Adelaide Cabaret Festival, the National Folk festival and a number of international sporting events. He has also played for Australian Prime Ministers and foreign dignitaries and performed original compositions for ABC FM, broadcast nationally. He is currently Musical Director and composer for an independent Australian film, The Competition, which is expected to be completed in 2010-11.
Greg has a Masters degree in music from ANU. In addition to performing contemporary jazz music he loves to compose and arrange for ensembles, both large and small, and plays regularly in a diverse range of styles. He has extensive teaching experience, currently working in the Jazz department of the ANU School of Music and the Canberra Institute of Technology in their contemporary music programs.