Gregory Landes – Percussionist, Drummer, Educator, Arranger
Valuing the benefits of versatility Gregory works and performs in a wide variety of musical genres and settings. Gregory has been principal timpanist with the Garden State Philharmonic as well as The New Haven Symphony. Gregory has performed as timpanist and percussionist with the American Symphony Orchestra, New York Chorale Society, The Brooklyn Philharmonic, Princeton Symphony, Albany Symphony, Little Orchestra Society of New York, Greenwich, Stamford, and Westchester Symphonies, Masterwork Chorale Orchestra and the Goldman Band.
For the last 30 years Gregory has performed as both drummer and percussionist for over 50 Broadway and Off-Broadway productions. In 2017 Gregory played drums and percussion for Broadway legend John Kander and Greg Pierce’s “Kid Victory” and also helped create the drum and percussion book for “The Landing” by the same composers. Both musicals recorded cast albums on Broadway and Jay Records respectively. Gregory is also percussionist for the revival of “Pacific Overtures” by Stephen Sondheim, directed by Tony winner John Doyle. Gregory is the drummer and percussionist for the Chicago, Boston and Madison Square Garden productions of ‘How The Grinch Stole Christmas” He has also played drums or percussion for: “Poster Boy” by Craig Carnelia, "Newsies", "Avenue Q," "In The Heights," “Curtains,” “Wicked,” “42nd Street,” “Play Without Words,” “Ragtime,” “Les Miserables,” “Falsettos,” “Putting It Together,”(with Julie Andrews) and many others.
Since 1997 Gregory has been performing with his brother Garah Landes, pianist, as Synchronicity. For more information on the groups extensive performance history go to their Facebook page, Youtube videos.
Gregory is a proud member of The Pit Stop Players a chamber ensemble comprised of some of New York City's most in demand freelance musicians.
As an educator Gregory is the director of percussion studies at The Calhoun School in New York City. Watch The Calhoun Percussion Ensemble. Gregory’s arrangements and pieces written for percussion ensemble are published by Bachovich Music Publications. He also teaches at The Pingry School and Ridgewood High School in New Jersey.
Gregory is grateful and proud to be an Innovative Artist as well as a Paiste endorser.
For more information please access is Youtube page.