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Keyboardist/ composer Gregg Karukas is now a Grammy Award winner. Always in demand as a musical director and keyboardist, Gregg has received multiple Best Keyboardist nominations at the Oasis and National Smooth Jazz Awards. His best-known singles, “Girl in the Red Dress” (#4) “Nightshift” (#1), and Jessy J.’s #1 hit “Tropical Rain” showcase Gregg’s funky, melodic compositional style familiar to his fans.
Gregg’s uplifting attitude shows in his concerts, as he has emerged over the years as one of the genre’s most dynamic and inspiring live performers since he first took the stage in 1987 with the original Rippingtons and toured through the years with superstars Boney James, Sergio Mendes and Larry Carlton. Even as future production and headline offers come in, Gregg continues to tour the world with Peter White and Rick Braun and is Musical Director for the Dave Koz and Friends Cruise to Europe, featuring the best artists in smooth jazz and international stars such as Michael Bolton, Shelia E., Michael McDonald, and Jeffrey Osborne.