January 19th Park Theatre
Guitarist and composer Greg Lowe presents an evening of new music inspired by places and events experienced over the last year. Each piece has its own story and sound. Textures will be changing throughout the concert featuring musicians Ron Paley on accordion, Leonard Shaw on sax and keyboards, Walle Larsson on sax and flute, Daniel Koulack on mandolin, banjo and guitar, Daniel Roy on drums and kitchen utensils, Gilles Fournier on acoustic bass and Bruce Jacobs on electric bass.
Three works are inspired by theater projects Lowe has composed music for over the last year. Playwright Carolyn Grays The Miser was produced by Theatre Projects Manitoba and features accordion and mandolin. Trish Coopers play Social Studies produced by Prairie Theatre Exchange features two saxes and banjo. Morris Panychs Dishwashers inspired a tango featuring a variety of dishwashing percussion.
Other pieces were composed at favorite locations on Lake Of The Woods. Butteryfly Island, Down On the Dock and Lost But Not Forgotten which features two basses.
Each piece paints a unique soundscape creating a concert full of variety, humour and great musicianship.
Rodrigo Monuz and Greg Lowe. Oct 27 Thursday to Saturday 9 pm – 12am. Gilles Fournier bass Friday, Saturday. The Current Restaurant & Lounge, 1 FORKS MARKET RD, Winnipeg, Manitoba (204) 944-2445
Greg Lowe performs at the Whistler Jazz Festival Friday September 2nd. 11:00 AM workshop and 3:00 concert at the Olympic Plaza with Vito Rezza drums and Michael Farquharson bass.
Jazz On The Mountain At Whistler is Canada's newest jazz festival taking place Labour Day weekend September 2 to 4, 2011 in the lively pedestrian village of Whistler, British Columbia. Combining top international and Canadian jazz artists performing in a picturesque, intimate and highly interactive setting, Jazz On The Mountain At Whistler offers over thirty free and ticketed shows providing entertainment for everyone and perfectly complementing the end-of-summer vibe in Whistler. Check out all the details here www.whistlerjazzfest.com
Ministers Of Cool perform at the Lyric Theatre in Assiniboine Park Tuesday August 16th 7:00 to 9:00.
Jack Semple and Greg Lowe perform in Winnipeg (Academy Restaurant) Thursday Sept 29th and in Carmen Friday September 30th.
Woody Holler and his Orchestra tour Saskatchewan November 2 to 14th. Details to follow.
Special thanks for all the Winnipeg guitarists who performed with me at the Academy Guitar Wednesdays this winter. Here is a list of the 3 month series:
Jan 5 Chet Breau and Tim Cummings
Jan 12 Rodrigo Munoz and Larry Roy
Jan 19 Laurie MacKenzie and Marco Castille
Jan 26 Barry Player and Alan Nagelberg
Feb 2 Tim Butler and Ariel Posen
Feb 9 Terry Barnett and Dave Wood
Feb 16 Joey Landreth and Jordan McConnell
Feb 23 Murray Pulver and Richard Moody
Wed March 2 Billie Joe Green and Jim Flett
Wed March 9 Joe Hallas and Chris Carmicheal
Wed March 16 Keith Price and Curtis Newton
Wed March 23 Fred Penner and Ron Halldorson
Wed March 30 Ian Hodges and Grant Jones
Greg Lowe and Jack Semple: The Chess Club, perform at the Winnipeg Jazz festival Wednesday and Thursday June 22 and 23rd at the King’s Head Pub. Tickets through Jazz Winipeg.
Woody Holler and his Orchestra perform Friday June 24th at the High and Lonesome Club (formerly Times Change) as part of the Winnipeg Jazz Festival. Jazz Winnipeg for tickets.
The Ministers Of Cool perform at the Winnipeg Jazz Festival June 17th at the Old Market Square outdoor free stage 8:30 – 10:00.
Gilles Fournier and Greg Lowe Duo play Infernos Restaurant Tuesdays May 10, 17, 24. 7:00 to 9:30.
Woody Holler and his Orchestra play:Monday May 23 Steinbach Museum 12:00Saturday May 28th Strathclaire 7:30
Sunday June 5th Morden Back 40 Festival
Ministers Of Cool perform at the Lyric Theatre in Assiniboine Park Tuesday August 16th 7:00 to 9:00.
Jack Semple and Greg Lowe perform in Carmen Friday September 30th.
Woody Holler and his Orchestra tour Saskatchewan November 2 to 14th. Details to follow.
Special thanks for all the Winnipeg guitarists who performed with me at the Academy Guitar Wednesdays this winter. Here is a list of the 3 month series:Jan 5 Chet Breau and Tim CummingsJan 12 Rodrigo Munoz and Larry RoyJan 19 Laurie MacKenzie and Marco CastilleJan 26 Barry Player and Alan NagelbergFeb 2 Tim Butler and Ariel PosenFeb 9 Terry Barnett and Dave WoodFeb 16 Joey Landreth and Jordan McConnellFeb 23 Murray Pulver and Richard MoodyWed March 2 Billie Joe Green and Jim FlettWed March 9 Joe Hallas and Chris CarmichealWed March 16 Keith Price and Curtis NewtonWed March 23 Fred Penner and Ron Halldorson
Wed March 30 Ian Hodges and Grant Jones
Greg Lowe performs with Ron Paley and Steve Kirby at Le Centre Culturel Franco-manitobain Tuesday March 1st at 8:30 PM. 340, boulevard Provencher Saint-Boniface (Manitoba) R2H 0G7 Téléphone : (204) 233-8972 Télécopieur : (204) 233-3324
THE MINISTERS OF COOL are releasing the long awaited CD at the West End Cultural Centre on Thursday February 17th. Tickets $12. 8:00PM.
Academy Guitar Nights
Guitarist Greg Lowe hosts Academy Guitar Nights every Wednesday in February from 8:00 to 10:30 at the Academy Food Drinks Music 437 Stradbrook Ave in Winnipeg.
Each week Greg Lowe hosts two of Winnipeg's finest guitarists for an evening of trading licks and spontaneous collaboration. Bring your axe and sit in after the show, or just drop by for food, drinks and great music.
Wednesday February 2
Greg Lowe with guests Tim Butler and Ariel Posen . Tim Butler is a Winnipeg guitar icon who can easily shift from Hendrix style playing to Chet Atkins, or Django Reinhardt, or Carlos Montoya.
Ariel Posen leads his own groups and is in demand as sideman for such artists as Sierra Noble, Alana Levandoski, Ron Paley, and The Retro Rhythm Review.
Wednesday February 9
Lowe performs with Terry Barnett and Dave Wood . Terry Barnett is a renowned blues guitarist and vocalist with years of experience with too many bands to mention, most notably the Deluxe Chance Band.
Dave Wood was originally an all out rocker who has evolved over the years into an excellent blues and jazz player.
Wednesday February 16
Lowe performs with Joey Landreth and Jordan McConnell . Joey Landreth is establishing himself as a versatile guitarist and singer performing with many Winnipeg artists as sideman and leader.
Jordan McConnell is presently touring with the popular Grammy nominated band The Duhks. He is also recognized as an accomplished guitar builder.
Wednesday February 23
Lowe performs with Murray Pulver and Richard Moody Murray Pulver toured extensively with the Crash Test Dummies and is now touring regularly with Doc Walker.
Richard Moody is well known as a violist and singer, but did you know he is also a deft guitarist?
THE MINISTERS OF COOL perform in Brandon at The 40 bar in the Trails West Hotel, Jan 21 & 22
Luthier Night at the West End
January 29th Greg Lowe plays his Al Beardsell jazz guitar at the West End Cultural Centre as part of a celebration of local guitar builders. Daryl Perry, Fred Casey, Al Beardsell and other Winnipeg luthiers will be featured.
Greg Lowe performs in Ottawa at the National Arts Centre as part of the Prairie Scene Guitar Concert on Thursday April 28th 2011 at 8:00. The concert will feature Greg Lowe, Jack Semple, Joel Fafard and Bob Evans. The Venue is the National Arts Centre 4th stage.
Lowe's latest documentary video on Woody Holler and his Orchestra can be viewed on Youtube. This 14 minute video follows Woody and the boys touring southwestern Manitoba. Search Woody Holler in Youtube or go here.
Check out the Ministers Of Cool 2010 Sessions on Youtube.
Documentary video of the tracking sessions for the new release Don't You Know Who I Think I Am
THE MINISTERS OF COOL
Ministers Of Cool are at the Fort Garry Saturday October 30th for a Halloween bash. Also performing at the Norwood Thursday October 28th.
WOODY HOLLER and His Orchestra Performance DatesWoody Holler is Darryl Brunger vocals and rhythm guitar see: www.woodyholler.caHis orchestra is Danny Koulack bass, Greg Lowe guitar, Richard Moody violinSat, August 14, 7:30pm – 8:30pm Kelwood Manitoba Harvest Sun Music FestivalSat, September 11, 5:30pm – 9:30pm J. Richardson & Sons Corporate BBQFriday, Sep 24, 2010 Souris ManitobaSaturday, Sep 25, 2010 Carberry Plains MBFriday, Oct 1, 2010 Pinawa MBSaturday, Oct 2, 2010 Fisher Branch MBSunday, Oct 3, 201 Gypsumville MBMonday, Oct 4, 2010 Neepawa MBTuesday, Oct 5, 2010 Minnedosa MBWednesday, Oct 6, 2010 Virden MBSaturday, Oct 16, 2010 Portage La Prairie MBFriday Oct 22 Alberta ShowcaseSaturday Oct 23 Saskatchewan ShowcaseSunday, Oct 24, 2010 McCreary MBFriday, Oct 29, 2010 Stienbach MB Please visit again for news updates.Lowe is developing a new work with Winnipeg Contemporary Dancers’ Artistic Director / Choreographer Brent Lott for performances spring 2010. The one hour work Between The Sycamore will be performed in Saskatoon April 16 and 17th, and will run in Winnipeg from May 5th to the 9th.
Also in development is a coproduction with the Royal Winnipeg Ballet and the Prairie Theatre Exchange. Music by Greg Lowe, text and story line by Debbie Patterson and choreography by Stephan Leonard. This work will be premiered at the Carol Shields Festival Gala on May 20th 2010 at the PTE.The Chess Club (Jack Semple and Greg Lowe) will be performing at the Saskatoon Jazz Festival on Saturday June 26th.Lowe performs with Walle Larsson At the Lyric Theatre in Assinaboine Park July 11, 18, 25 and Aug 8th. Various artists will be featured on these shows including Jeff Lorber on July 25th.Thursday April 29th The Ministers Of Cool are at the Norwood Hotel (112 Marion St St Boniface 233-4475) 8:30. A lot of Steely Dan and other covers mixed with new originals from our upcoming CD. Greg Lowe Guitar/Vocals, Gerry Atwell vocals and keys, Don Benedictson Bass guitar/Vocals, Leonard Shaw Vocals/Keyboards and Sax, Paul McNarr Vocals/Guitar/Keys and Daniel Roy Drums/Vocals.Saturday May 1 The Ministers Of Cool are at the King’s Head Pub.Also in the works are four new CD releases by Richard Moody, Woody Holler, Glenn Buhr and the Ministers Of Cool. All due in the spring and summer 2010.Lowe performed Bending Hendrix with the Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra Wednesday February 10th 2010 at 7:30 as part of this year's New Music Festival. This was the premier of a new work by Mike Janzen based on themes of Jimi Hendrix.
*UPDATE* Here is the link to the CBC recording of the event.
Friday November 20th Lowe performs his new work "Letting Go" at GroundSwell's second concert of the season. The Park Theatre, 698 Osborne Street 8:00. Guitar, Marimba (Ben Reimer) and Viola (Dan Scholtz). GroundSwell is Manitoba's chamber music series devoted exclusively to the presentation of new music.
Thursday December 3rd The Ministers Of Cool are at the Garage Cafe 166 Provencher Blvd (St Boniface) 9:00. Alot of Steely Dan covers mixed with new originals for our upcoming CD. Greg Lowe Guitar/Vocals, Don Benedictson Bass guitar/Vocals, Leonard Shaw Vocals/Keyboards and Sax, Paul McNarr Vocals/Guitar/Keys and Daniel Roy Drums/Vocals. Lowe performs with the Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra Wednesday February 10th 2010 at the New Music Festival. This will be the premier of a new work by Mike Janzen based on themes of Jimi Hendrix.Also in the works are four new CD releases by Richard Moody, Woody Holler, Glenn Buhr and the Ministers Of Cool. All due in the new year.Thursday November 5th the Fusion Knights will be at the Garage Cafe 166 Provencher Blvd (St Boniface) 9:00. Greg Lowe Guitar, Bruce Jacobs Bass guitar, Leonard Shaw Keyboards and Sax and Daniel Roy Drums performing the music of Chick Corea’s Return To Forever, Joe Zawinal’s Weather Report, George Duke, Brecker Brothers, Al Di Meola, Billy Cobham, John McLaughlin, Jean Luc Ponty, Pat Methany, Jeff Beck and Jan Hammer and more...
Thursday October 8th the Fusion Knights will be at the Norwood Hotel 112 Marion Street . Greg Lowe Guitar, Bruce Jacobs Bass guitar, Leonard Shaw Keyboards and Sax and Daniel Roy Drums performing the music of Chick Corea’s Return To Forever, Joe Zawinal’s Weather Report, George Duke, Brecker Brothers, Al Di Meola, Billy Cobham, John McLaughlin, Jean Luc Ponty, Pat Methany, Jeff Beck and Jan Hammer and more...
Wednesday October 21st Lowe performs with the Vancouver New Music Orchestra at the Scotiabank Dance centre (677 Davie Street) in Vancouver. This is opening night of the Vancouver New Music Festival 2009 and will feature the work of John Oswald.Thursday October 29th The Ministers Of Cool are at the Norwood Hotel 112 Marion Street. Friday November 20th Lowe performs his new work "Letting Go" at GroundSwell's second concert of the season. The Park Theatre, 698 Osborne Street 8:00. Guitar, Marimba (Ben Reimer) and Viola (Dan Scholtz). GroundSwell is Manitoba's chamber music series devoted exclusively to the presentation of new music.Lowe will be scoring the Prairie Theatre Exchange production of “Lawrence and Holloman” opening February 11 2010. This comedy by Maurice Panych will be directed by Bob Metcalfe, with designer Brian Perchaluk and lighting designer Scott Henderson. It's very funny.Lowe is developing a new work with Winnipeg Contemporary Dancers’ Artistic Director/choreographer Brent Lott for performances and tour early next year.Saturday September 5th Toronto composer/producer Brent Barkman is on keyboards with G Lowe on guitar, Bruce Jacobs on bass and Greg Black on drums. Brent is in town for the weekend and will join us for an evening of instrumental Blues, R&B and Fusion. Garage Cafe 166 Provencher Boulevard (204) 237-0737
The Chess Club (Jack Semple and Greg Lowe) will be back at the Lyric outdoor stage (Assinaboine Park) on Sunday August 9th from 7-9:00pm.
The Ministers Of Cool upcoming performances: Saturday July 4th Winnipeg Jazz Festival 2-3:00pm Old Market Square; Thursday July 16th Norwood Hotel; Sunday July 19th Lryic Theatre in Assinaboine Park outdoor concert 7-9:00pm
The Ministers of Cool are Leonard Shaw, Greg Lowe, Don Benedictson, Gerry Atwell, Daniel Roy and Paul NcNarrSunday July 12 with the Walle Larsson Band at the Lyric theatre in Assinaboine Park 7-9:00PM.
Saturday August 15 with Walle Larsson at Winnipeg Beach 7-9:00PM.
Thursday August 27 with Walle Larsson at Winnipeg Art Gallery Rooftop Concert SeriesCheck out the Free Download page to hear Grandmother is Dancing with vocals by Lowe and Janice Harding and lyrics by Sandra Birdsell.
The Ministers Of Cool will be performing with Dan Ackroyd on March 23rd for the Hunger For Hope fundraiser. Ackroyd will be on hand to promote his new wine and join the band for a few Blues Brothers tunes. Location: Stereo Nightclub, Canad Inns Destination Centre Windsor Park 1034 Elizabeth Road (Lagimodiere & Elizabeth) 9:30 Tickets are at the Hotel desk ($15 each for Hunger for Hope). Phone: (204) 253-2641 Check out the newly posted video Guitar Heaven on the free video downloads page.Ministers of Cool upcoming performances:
The Academy Food Drinks and Music in Osborne Village Wednesdays May 27th and June 3rd. 8:30ish
Winnipeg Jazz Festival Saturday July 4th 3-4pm at Market Square
Lyric Theatre Assiniboine Park Sunday July 19th 7-9pmThe Fusion Knights upcoming performances:
Tuesday May 26th MÂRDI JAZZ 340 Provencher Boulevard 233-8972
Thursday June 4th Garage Cafe 166 Provencher 9:00
Thursday July 2nd Winnipeg Jazz Festival at the Garage Cafe 166 Provencher Blvd 10:30pm to 1:00am
The Fusion Knights are: Greg Lowe Guitar, Bruce Jacobs Bass guitar, Leonard Shaw Keyboards and Sax and Daniel Roy Drums performing the best Jazz Rock Fusion of the ‘70s. Featuring the music of Chick Corea’s Return To Forever, Joe Zawinal’s Weather Report, George Duke, Brecker Brothers, Al Di Meola, Billy Cobham, John McLaughlin, Jean Luc Ponty, Pat Methany, Jeff Beck and Jan Hammer and more...
The Ministers of Cool at the Academy restaurant Wednesday March 25th and Wednesday April 1st. 8:30 $5 cover.
I’ll be in the orchestra pit for Manitoba Theatre Centre’s production of Boys In The Photograph (Andrew Lloyd Webber) from April 17th to May 23rd.Greg Lowe Quartet performing at Mardi Jazz Tuesday May 26th. Franco-manitoban Cultural Centre 340 Provencher Boulevard. (204) 233-8972Chess Club (Jack Semple and Greg Lowe) performing:
Lloydminister Thursday February 12th,
Edmonton Friday Feb 13th @ Jefferys,
Drayton Valley Saturday Feb 14, Carman Feb 20th
Carman Friday February 20th
WINNIPEG Saturday Feb 21st at the Park Theatre.
The Winnipeg show is hosted by the West End Cultural Centre and this performance will be recorded for broadcast by CBC’s Canada Live.Presently commissioned by the Manitoba Arts Council to score their 40th anniversary DVD. Al Rea and Greg Lowe have written a 45 minute musical comedy based on the life of Conrad Black. Tuppance Comeuppance was produced by Tracy Rideout for CBC Radio and features Ken Welsh as Conrad, Sheila McCarthy as Wanda and Barbara, John Catucci as Heckler and Patrick McKenna as Max, and Richard Waugh as the manager / delivery man. Broadcast date TBA.November, 2008
Academy Fusion Knights, Wednesday December 17th and Wednesday January 14th 8:30 to 11:30 $ 5 at the door. Greg Lowe Guitar, Bruce Jacobs Bass guitar, Leonard Shaw Keyboards and Sax and Daniel Roy Drums performing the best Jazz Rock Fusion of the ‘70s. Featuring the music of Chick Corea’s Return To Forever, Joe Zawinal’s Weather Report, George Duke, Brecker Brothers, Al Di Meola, Billy Cobham, John McLaughlin, Jean Luc Ponty, Pat Methany, Jeff Beck and Jan Hammer and more...Coming Soon!
Al Rea and Greg Lowe have written a 45 minute musical comedy based on the life of Conrad Black. Tuppance Comeuppance was produced by Tracy Rideout for CBC Radio and features Ken Welsh as Conrad, Sheila McCarthy as Wanda and Barbara, John Catucci as Heckler and Patrick McKenna as Max. Broadcast date TBA.January 24 to February 11 2008
Prairie Theatre Exchange presents Bruce McManus's new play All Restaurant Fires Are Arson. Sound Design by Greg Lowe.February 27 to March 16 2008
Lowe will be guitarist for the Rainbow Stage's production of The Full Monty at Pantages Theatre.April 24 to May 17th 2008
Lowe will be guitarist for Manitoba Theatre Centre's production of Dreamgirls.Greg Lowe Trio with Richard Moody and Gilles Fournier play Thursdays from 8 to 10pm at the new Academy in Osborne Village 437 Stradbrook Ave 221-2837. Performing standards and origionals from Lowe's CD releases The Yellow Pelican and Guitar and Bass Sessions.Ministers of Cool play tribute to Steely Dan at the Academy Restaurant in Osbourne Village Tuesday November 13th and 20th from 8:00 to 11:00.Greg Lowe produced music and sound design for the Prairie Theater Exchange's production of Chimera running October 18 to November 4th. A play about the political controversy over injecting human stem cells into animals.Jack Semple and Greg Lowe (above) perform with John Ervin bass and Christian Dugas drums, at the Lyric outdoor stage at Assiniboine Park Sunday September 2nd 7:30 to 9:30ish. Special guest Walle Larsson.Winnipeg Jazz Festival features the Greg Lowe Band at the King's Head Pub (120 King St. Winnipeg) on Sunday June 24th from 8:00 til 10:00. No cover. Greg Lowe and Jack Semple perform at the Academy Bar and Eatery on Thursday May 10th featuring music from their Chess Club CD as well as tunes from their recent solo CD releases. 2 shows 7:30 and 9:30. $10 @ door.
Also performing in Kenora at the Plaza Restaurant Saturday May 12th. Lunch show at 1:00 and dinner show at 9:00. (dinner show sold out)CD launch in Toronto Thursday March 29th at the Trane Studio Restaurant 964 Bathurst St. 416-913-8197 Lowe performs music from his new CD Guitar and Bass Sessions at 9:00 to 10:15.Lowe plays the Fort Garry Hotel's Oval Room March 9th and 10th, featuring tunes from his latest CD Guitar and Bass Sessions.NEW CD is now available. GUITAR AND BASS SESSIONS features favorite classics by Willie Nelson, Roger Miller, Carol King, Carlos Santana, Jose Feliciano and many more. Lowe teams up with bassists Steve Kirby and Gilles Fournier. This CD can be purchased at McNalley Robinson (Grant Park mall) or online at GREGLOWE.COM.Lowe will be performing music from his new release GUITAR AND BASS SESSIONS tuesday February 27th at the Centre culturel franco-manitobain (340 boulevard Provencher, Saint-Boniface) 8:30 start. And at the Fort Garry hotel Oval Room (main floor) March 9 and 10th starting at 8:00.The Lowe Kirby Roy Trio performs at the Park Theatre (698 Osborne Street, Phone 204-478-7275) Sunday January 28th at 8:00. Greg Lowe guitar, Larry Roy guitar and Steve Kirby on bass kick off Jazz Winnipeg's first concert of their 2007 concert series. Featuring trio and duo pieces including tunes from Lowe's new release (Jan '07) Guitar and Bass Sessions. CDs should be available at this performance.Lowe is playing guitar for MTC's production of Rocky Horror Picture Show running from December 31 til January 27th 2007. The band is smokin' and so is the show... don't miss it!Lowe is presently completing a CD project featuring guitar and bass arrangements of favorite classics by Willie Nelson, Rodger Miller, Carol King, Carlos Santana, Jose Feliciano and many more. Featured are bassists Steve Kirby and Gilles Fournier. Should be released in February '07 if all goes according to plan. Email email@example.com if you'd like to be contacted when it's complete.The Larsson Lowe Quartet performs at the Freehouse Monday December 11 from 9 to midnight. Walle Larsson (sax) and GLowe team up with Daniel Roy (drums) and John Ervin (bass) for a little fun at the Freehouse in Osborne village. The last set is a jam so bring your axe and sit in.The BUHR Project performs at the Academy Bar and Eatery on Friday December 22. GLowe on guitar, Glenn Buhr piano and a bunch of other wayward musicians performing music from Glenn's upcoming CD which will be released in April in both Winnipeg and Toronto.The Chess Club (Semple and Lowe) are performing in Barrhead and Cold Lake Alberta March 2nd and 3rd 2007. Other dates in Edmonton TBA.August 20th at the Lyric Theatre in Assiniboine Park, The Greg Lowe band performs . (7:00) Featuring Rick Boughton on Keyboards, John Ervin on bass, Daniel Roy on drums, Glenn Matthews on percussion/vocals and G. Lowe on electric guitar. Music from the Yellow Pelican and more.August 25, 26 in the Fort Garry Hotel lounge. Guitar and acoustic bass with Gilles Fournier. Featuring Django jazz and old swing standards.September 1, 2 at the Gas Station theater patio 7:30 to 10:00 pm. Greg Lowe power trio with John Ervin bass and Daniel Roy drums.Iceland July 19th to 23rd at the Festival Akureyri 2006. Lowe will be performing with guitarists Andreas Öberg (Sweden), Björn Thoroddsen (Iceland) and Robin Nolan (Amsterdam) in the 4 lands Djangoguitar Regale on the Thursday night 20th of July, as well as other workshops and performances with Bjorn Thoroddsen throughout the week.September 14th to the 23rd Shakespeare In The Ruins presents Head, Debbie Patterson's new musical about Anne Boleyn and Henry the Eight. Lowe is musical director, arranger and performer. Directed by Arne MacPherson at the Assiniboine Park Conservatory. See www.shakespeareintheruins.com for more info.June 16-24 Winnipeg Jazz Festival gigs:
The Chess Club (Jack Semple and Greg Lowe) perform at Decanters restaurant Wednesday June 21 at 8:30. Check out the video gallery for a taste of the Chess Club in action.
Lowe performs with The Buhr Quartet June 16th At Old Market Square (8:00) and June 20th at Decanters restaurant. (8:00)
Lowe is also performing with vocalist Jennifer Hanson Friday 23rd and Saturday 24th at the Liberty Grill. (9:00)
See www.jazzwinnipeg.com for more information.Lowe has received support from the Manitoba Arts Council to compose three pieces for string orchestra and electric guitar. Should be completed by March '06. Watch this site for upcoming performances of this music, and some midi samples will be posted when complete.Vocalist and songwriter Danny Kramer is recording a CD for a spring release featuring Greg Lowe on guitar, Bruce Jacobs bass, Rick Boughton keyboards, Daniel Roy drums and many more.Richard Moody is presently recording a CD for spring release with Greg Lowe on guitar and Gilles Fournier bass. Richard plays viola a la Stephan Grapelli Hot Club.The Chess Club (Jack Semple and Greg Lowe) will be in Estivan Saskatchewan Sunday afternoon March 12th and in Regina March 13th '06.The Buhr Quartet performs at the Yardbird Suite Edmonton March 31st and in Calgary March 30th. Glenn Buhr piano, Richard Moody viola and voice, Gilles Fournier acoustic bass and Greg Lowe guitar.Lowe's latest CD release The Yellow Pelican is nominated for best instrumental CD at the Western Canadian Music Awards to be held in Vancouver
October 24th.CBC's Joe Fingerote will feature Lowe's contemporary opera arrangements of Mozart's Figaro Overture, Queen of the Night featuring Tracy Dahl, Come Scoglio featuring Monica Huisman and the Champaine Aria with Ted Longbottom. Greg Lowe guitars and bass, Ron Paley Hammond Organ and Daniel on drums. These pieces will be broadcast throughout the year as part of Mozarts 250th.Prairie Theatre Exchange presents Dogbarked by James O'Shea. Two big city television producers end up in remote Saskatchewan. Sound Design by Greg
Lowe. Runs from November 17th to December 4th.Prairie Theatre Exchange presents Copenhagen by Michael Frayn (Tony Award winner). The story of the race to build the atomic bomb during the second
world war. Sound design by Greg Lowe. October 13th to 30th.Friday evening August 5th Lowe performs electric guitar with the WSO strings at the Lyric Theater in Assiniboine Park. Featuring arrangements of Bach's
Brandenburg #3, Mozart's Figaro Overture and more.Thursday August 25th The Ministers of Cool perform at the Art Gallery's Roof Top series. Tickets include barbeque. See Ministers of Cool link on main page.Lowe has been commissioned to compose and produce music/soundscape for the PTE's first show this season Copenhagen. Show opens Oct 13.The Chess Club will be performing at the Arts Touring Alliance of Alberta showcase Oct 14 and 15 in Edmonton.June 23rd Thursday evening The Greg Lowe Band at The Freehouse in Osborne Village. See Jazz Winnipeg Festival program for times.June 22 Wednesday The Buhr Quartet (Glenn Buhr piano, Greg Lowe guitar, Gilles Fournier double bass and Richard Moody viola/vocal) Jazz Winnipeg
Festival. See program.June 17th Friday evening the Ministers of Cool perform at Market Square out door stage. See Jazz Winnipeg Festival program for time. (Leonard Shaw, Greg Lowe, Don Benedictson, Gerry Atwell, and Daniel Roy)May 2005 completing CBC broadcast recording of contemporary arrangements of four of Mozart's finest opera works featuring G Lowe electric guitars, Ron Paley Hammond Organ, Daniel Roy Drums and featuring various singers. Listen to CBC Joe Fingerote's Shaken Not Stirred this fall.May 5 and 6, The Buhr Quartet (Glenn Buhr piano, Greg Lowe guitar, Gilles Fournier double bass and Richard Moody viola/vocal) featured with The Jennys at Prairie Theater Exchange. Call for tickets. They're goin' fast.The Winnipeg Symphony's New Music Festival 2005 will feature an electric guitar concerto written by Greg Lowe and Sid Robiovitch. Shadow Play features many sounds of the contemporary electric guitar with full orchestra. Festival runs from Jan 29 to Feb 4th. Shadow Play will be premiered Friday Feb 4th with Lowe on guitar.The Chess Club (Jack Semple and Greg Lowe) will be touring Saskatchewan and Manitoba March/April. Saskatchewan: Weyburn Feb 28, Kipling March 1, Prince Albert March 3, Unity March 4th, Melfort and Rosther April 22 and 23. Manitoba: Minnedosa March 15, Academy Coffee Company Wpg March 16, Carman March 17, Pinawa March 18, and Kenora Ontario March 19th. Two shows in Kenora 2:00 and 7:30 ($10) at the Plaza Restaurant. Launch of The YELLOW PELICAN! Lowe's 5th CD The Yellow Pelican is now available for purchase from Indie Pool or download from Puretracks.com. Links are also on the main page.The Buhr Quartet featuring Glenn Buhr piano, Greg Lowe guitar, Gilles Fournier acoustic bass and Richard Moody viola, will be performing in Kitchener at the Wilfrid Laurier University January 4, with orchestra Jan 7, and at the Registry Theatre Jan 9. Featuring origionals recently composed by Lowe with the support of the Manitoba Arts Council, and standards including music from Chick Corea and Nikolay Rimsky-Korsakov.The Buhr Quartet performs in Toronto at the Top of the Senator Monday January 10 and Tuesday the 11th. 9:00 start.Greg Lowe launches his new CD The Yellow Pelican Wednesday, December 8th at the Academy Coffee Company, 204-489-6630, 414 Acadeny Rd, Winnipeg. Tickets at the door $10, $20 for ticket and CD. 2 sets 8pm and 9:30.October 2004 The Vancouver Playhouse opened it's season with The River, a staged performance of the music of Joni Mitchell. Greg Lowe was arranger, music director and guitarist for this show which was originally produced in Winnipeg 2002. Directed by Allen MacInnes, this production featured actor/singers John Mann, Lorretta Bailey and Rebecca Shoichet with Tom Colclough on sax and piano, Rene Worst on basses and Graham Boyle on percussion. Eighteen guitars were used accommodating the many tunings Joni created for her songs.The G. Lowe Band plays Sundays at the Toad Bar and Restaurant until the end of June (27th), 172 Main St. (near the Winnipeg train station) call 942-8623. 8:30 to 11:30. Featuring Rick Boughton on Keyboards, John Ervin on bass, Daniel Roy on drums, Glenn Matthews on percussion/vocals and G. Lowe on electric guitar. Lots of originals and standards.The G. Lowe Band is one of three fianlists in this years COOL 99 contest, winning $15,000 to record and manufacture a new CD. The session will happen June 28 and 29th, and should be mixed and completed by September. Thanks goes out to the folks at the Toad on Sundays (Steve, Dave, Amber, Heather) for supporting us through thick and thin, and to the band for playing my music. And to Ross Porter, Walle Larsson, Roxanne, Lisa, Lee, Gary and everyone else at COOL 99 for hosting this contest, and for playing my music (and many other local players) on COOL 99 FM. Very cool!Greg Lowe has been commissioned by the Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra to co-create a piece for electric guitar and orchestra with Sid Robinovitch for next years New Music Festival. It will be performed in late January at the Concert Hall in Winnipeg.The Chess Club (Jack Semple and G. Lowe) will be performing at Gilroy's on Wednesday June 23 and Thursday June 24th during the Winnipeg Jazz Festival.
We will also be playing a nooner at Portage place, and a guitar lab at 6:00 at the Manitoba Conservatory of Music on Thursday.The Buhr Quartet opens for Lew Tabakin at the Prairie Theater Exchange on Saturday June 26th at 8:00. Tickets on sale through the Winnipeg Jazz Festival.The Buhr Quartet plays the Cellar in Vancouver July 22nd, and in Mission BC for the Mission Festival on the 24th.Lowe will be music director and guitarist for the upcoming production of The River (the music of Joni Mitchell) at the Vancouver Playhouse, October 14 to 30th. A remount of a production conceived and directed by Allen MacInnes for the Prairie Theater Exchange in 2002.Lowe is sound designer and performing guitar live for the Red Roots Theater production of Thompson Highway's award winning play Dry Lips Oughta Move To Kapuskasing. This production opens Thursday April 15 and runs until Saturday April 24 at the University of Winnipeg, Convocation Hall. (Great play.. great cast)Winnipeg Contemporary Dancers are remounting The Garden, a new work by Tom Stroud with an original score by G. Lowe. Febuary 19-22nd, and 26-28th at
the Gas Station Theater. Contact the WCD's for more info.Lowe is composer for the Prairie Theater Exchange's production of Brian Drader's new play Liar. Opens Febuary 12th 2004 to Feb 29th. This play was a finalist in the Joyce Dutka Arts Foundation playwrighting competition, New York, NY.Lowe performs with the Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra's New Music Festival Wednesday January 28th (7:00). Schnittke's work Seid Nuchtern und Wachet is a contemporary German opera with chior and orchestra including electric guitar and bass guitar. Festival runs Feb 23-31.Lowe performs with Ma-Anne, star of the Broadway musical hit Miss Saigon, at the Casino (Mcphillips) on Febuary 13 and 14th. (10:00)The Chess
Club (Jack Semple and Greg lowe) launch their new CD Wake Up Time
in Regina November 29th.
The Glenn Buhr Quartet plays the Academy Coffee Company Saturday
Nov 15th @ 9:00pm and Sunday Nov 16th @ 8:00. 204-489-6630 (414 Acadeny
Rd, Winnipeg) Greg Lowe
is sound designer for the Prairie Theater
Exchange's production of Zadie's Shoes. Opens November 28th.
jazz standards and originals at the French Cultural Center Febuary 6th
@ 8:30. Guests TBA.The Chess
Club (Jack Semple and Greg Lowe) perform October 19th at the
Academy Coffee Company 204-489-6630 (414 Acadeny Rd, Winnipeg) 2 shows
8:00 and 10:00pm, call for tickets - $10. (Oct 18th at the Manitoba Arts
Showcase in Dauphin).
The Chess Club performs at The Basement in Saskatoon on Sunday
evening October 26. Call for details. (Oct 25 at the Saskachewan Arts
Showcase in Prince Albert).
The Buhr Quartet September BC tour. Glenn Buhr, Greg Lowe,
Richard Moody and Gilles Fournier do the west coast:
17 Vancouver -The Cellar
21 Prince George
22 Fort St. James
27 Prince Rupert The Ministers
of Cool perform at Pockets Restauraunt and Bar on May 9th and 10th.
Call Pockets for times.Jack
Greg Lowe will be in Calgary May 28 to 31 at the club Kaos. Wednesday
28 and Thursday as an acoustic duo, and Friday Saturday with bass and
and Lowe Duo are performing Wednesday June 18 and Thursday the 19th
for the Winnipeg Jazz Festival at Pockets Restaurent and Bar. This will
also be the launch of our new CD.Lowe will
be backing up former Winnipeg vocalist Jennifer Hanson at the Jazz
Festival (Pockets) Monday June 16th and Tuesday June 17 with Gilles Fournier
on bass and Ron Halderson on steel.The Buhr
Quartet performs Saturday June 21 at the Liberty Grill.Greg Lowe
performes heavy metal guitar with the Vancouver New Music Orchestra
at the Playhouse theater in Vancouver on Saturady March 29th. The piece
"Got THat Crazy Latin Metal Feelin'" by Mike Maguire
of Toronto features electric guitar, large chamber orchestra and electronics.
Quartet is performing at the Cellar in Vancouver April 3rd. Glenn
Buhr piano, Richard Moody viola, Daniel Koulack bass
and Lowe on guitar.
of Cool have won the 2003 Winterlights Songwriting Contest. Submitted
material was to be in keeping with the festive, winter spirit of Winterlights:
on the themes of light, love, community, celebation, and Canadian winter
thrills. This national festival had over 100 songs submitted, and the
winner, "THE MINISTERS OF COOL" will be performing GOTTA GET
THIS PLACE at the Winterlight Awards Ceremony on Sunday Febuary 16.
Gotta Get This Place on the freebie
page. For more information see the Winterlights site at www.winterlights.caLowe performs
at the Winnipeg New Music Festival 2003 with the Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra
on January 24 in composer Brett Dean's "Game Over",
and on January 26 with vocalist Valdine Anderson performing Harry
Freedman's "Bright Angel".
and Jack Semple will be performing at the West End Cultural
Center on Saturday, Febuary 22. Contact the West End for ticket info:
204-783-6918 www.wecc.caThe Canada
Council for the Arts has awarded Greg Lowe (Winnipeg) and Jack
Semple (Regina) support to collaborate on a concert of music featuring
new compositions and arrangements by Lowe and Semple. See this months
free download for a sample
of this new material.
The Buhr Quartet featuring Glenn Buhr, Greg Lowe, Gilles
Fournier and Richard Moody will be performing acoustic jazz
at the Academy Coffee Company 204-489-6630 (414 Acadeny Rd, Winnipeg)
on Dec 13th and 14th '02. Please call ahead as seating is limited. Featuring
originals recently composed by Lowe with the support of the Manitoba
Arts Council, and standards including music from Chick Corea and Nikolay
The Buhr Quartet released a CD in September '02. Contact Glenn
Buhr at: firstname.lastname@example.org for more info
on bookings and CD purchase.
The Buhr Quartet featuring Glenn Buhr, Greg Lowe, Gilles
Fournier and Richard Moody will be performing with the Kitchener
Waterloo Orchestra Thursday November 21.
The Ministers of Cool, with Leonard Shaw, Greg Lowe, Don
Benedictson, Gerry Atwell, and Daniel Roy will be performing
soon, featuring 70's to 90's R&B, rock and funk classics. (Steely
Dan, Average White Band, Sly and the Family Stone, Bruce Springstein,
Blues Brothers and many more) Watch this site for upcoming gigs. Until
then we're busy getting origional material together for a CD... soon!
World's Greatest Spas, a 52 episode television series produced
by Credo Entertainment and scored by Lowe is presently being broadcast
in Canada and Discovery
Health Channel in the US and South America. Also broadcast in the
UK, Japan, Singapore, Australia, Czech Republic and others.