Saxophone, Flute, Clarinet, Composition, Arranging,
Originally from Auckland, New Zealand, saxophonist Greg performed with the New Zealand Jazz Youth Orchestra in the early 80s. He then went on to study at the NSW Conservatorium in Sydney in the mid 80s under the tutorage of world-renowned brass virtuoso James Morrison and Australian sax and woodwind legend Don Burrows.
Resident in the UK since 1989. Greg has toured and recorded as a sideman with a diverse range of artists both in the jazz and pop idioms including prominent UK & International jazz artists such as: Mike Manieri, Omar Hakim, Rachael Z, Jim Mullen, John Etheridge, The Meier Group, History of the Big Bands, The Hot Orange Big Band, Coup d’Etat and Roy Ayers. Popular music artists include: Dr John, Maceo Parker, Mica Paris,Terence Trent D’Arby, Van Morrison, Alexander O’Neil, Omar, James Hunter, Curiosity, Stereo MC’s, Marianne Faithful, Joan Armatrading, Ultramarine, Dave Mc Almont, Jimmy Ruffin, Jimmy Nail, Don E, Hamish Stewart and Geno Washington.
Greg was Co-founder and Musical Director for London’s premiere Burlesque Cabaret evening “ The Flash Monkey presents Burlesque Bazaar” He has extensive experience writing for film, television and interactive media.
Recent projects include recording and touring the middle-east with celebrated Arab world music artiste Ilham Al Madfai, Recording and writing for soon to be released album by virtuoso Australasian bassist Andrew Atwill – featuring: Mike Manieri, Omar Hakim, Rachael Z, Lew Solof . Greg also leads his own quartet “ The Greg Heath Quartet”FacebookTwitter