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Gregory Landes has appeared as both a timpanist and percussionist in many symphony orchestras, as well as a drummer and percussionist for many Broadway productions.  Gregory was the principal timpanist with the New Haven Symphony and has also performed as principal timpanist and percussionist with the American Symphony Orchestra, New York Chorale Society, The Brooklyn Philharmonic, Princeton Symphony, Albany Symphony, Manhattan Philharmonic, Little Orchestra Society of New York, Greenwich, Stamford, and Westchester Symphonies, Masterwork Chorale Orchestra, Opera Northeast and the Goldman Band.  

He has participated in several prestigious summer music festivals including:  The Tanglewood Jazz, Moab, Bard, Caramoor, Waterloo, Cape May, and National Repertory Orchestra.  Gregory has performed throughout the world including Japan with the opera "Porgy and Bess," a tour of Australia and Germany with the ground-breaking new music group Absolute Ensemble and throughout Europe with various orchestras. Gregory also has toured Europe and the US with his piano and percussion duo Synchronicity as well as The Fireworks Ensemble. Gregory has performed with many great artists including Paquito D’Rivera, Chuck Mangione, Steve Gadd, Julie Andrews and Steven Sondheim.  Gregory received his B.M. from the San Francisco Conservatory of Music and his Masters degree from the Juilliard School, where he studied with Roland Kohloff, principal timpanist of the New York Philharmonic.

Gregory has performed as both drummer and percussionist for numerous Broadway and Off-Broadway productions, including:  “Anything Goes,” "Avenue Q," "In The Heights," “Curtains,” “The Grinch,”  “AltarBoyz,” “Wicked,” “Chitty2 Bang2,” “42nd Street,” “Play Without Words,” “Ragtime,” “Les Miserables,”  “Falsettos,” “Putting It Together (with Julie Andrews)," “Gypsy,” “Guys and Dolls,” “Forum,”  “Showboat,” “Crazy for You,” “BatBoy,” “Big,” “Grease,” and many others.  Gregory is a proud member of The Pit Stop Players, a chamber ensemble comprised of some of New York City's most creative and talented freelance musicians.  The group premieres new works by emerging composers and crosses over comfortably into many musical styles and genres.  Gregory Landes' recording credits include the Summit Brass:  American Tribute as well as The Hora Decima Brass Ensemble both on Summit Records, The Julliard Orchestra on New World Records, the musicals, “Curtains” on The Blue Note Label Group “Falsettoland” on DRG Records, and “Putting It Together” on RCA Victor/BMG Classics as well as “A, My Name Will Always Be Alice” on Original Cast Records.

Gregory is the director of percussion studies at The Calhoun School in New York City and a faculty member of the Encore Program in Ridgewood New Jersey.

In 1997, Gregory and his brother Garah Landes formed the Piano and Percussion duo, Synchronicity. During the summer of 2010, the duo performed in Europe and throughout the United States with Paquito D'Rivera.