Bassist and composer Gregg August spans the jazz, Latin jazz, classical and avant-garde scenes making him one of the most versatile musicians on the scene today. In 2013 he was named in the Downbeat Critics Poll as a "Rising Star. Gregg recently completed a commission from the American Composers Orchestra/Earshot/Jazz Composers Orchestra Institute for a new full length orchestra piece which was premiered by the Buffalo Philharmonic in April 2013. In 2003 he formed his own group, and has recorded three critically acclaimed albums of entirely original music: Four by Six (Iacuessa Records 2012), One Peace (Iacuessa Records, 2007) and Late August (Iacuessa Records, 2005). A former member of Ray Barrettos New World Spirit, Gregg has also played with Chick Corea, Ornette Coleman and Paquito DRivera. As a classical bassist he is Principal Bass of the Brooklyn Philharmonic and plays regularly with the Orpheus Chamber Orchestra and Orchestra of St. Lukes. As a sideman Gregg is the bassist with Arturo OFarrills Afro Latin Jazz Orchestra and as well as with the JD Allen Trio. Gregg earned his degrees from the Eastman School of Music and Juilliard School, and is on faculty at The University of Connecticut, New Jersey City University, Queens College. and Bang on a Can Summer Music Festival at MASSMoCA.