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GREG SPERO – SOLO PIANO
October 4, 2017 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Greg Spero (born February 22, 1985) is a pianist/composer from Highland Park, IL. He has performed with acclaimed musicians such as Arturo Sandoval, Corey Wilkes and Robert Irving III, co-produced tracks with Ski Beatz (of Jay Z) and Shock G, (Digital Underground founder) for hip-hop artists such as Murs and Mos Def, as well as written music scores for movie and theater productions.
In 2006 Spero met nine-year Miles Davis collaborator and Music Director Robert Irving III. This chance meeting helped shape Spero’s early career, as Irving soon after adapted Spero as an endeared musical disciple and first-call referral. Irving composed the liner notes for Spero’s most recent album, claiming that the “evolutionary arc [of the project] sets exceptionally high standards.”
In early 2012, Spero was asked to join the Buddy Rich Big Band where each evening on tour, he is showcased in a solo piano performance, recently appearing in London and New York where the band headlined the “Buddy Rich 25th Memorial Concert”.
In January 2013, Spero received the Best Jazz Entertainer award at the Chicago Music Awards.
In early 2015, Spero was recruited as the keyboard player and sound designer for pop sensation Halsey. They have completed 3 tours, including opening for Imagine Dragons and two headlining tours. Spero is currently on tour with Halsey opening for the Weeknd in arenas across Canada and the West Coast of the USA.