Seattle-based guitarist, composer and music educator Greg Ruby performs and writes in many styles of vintage jazz. Described as “truly hot jazz” by Vintage Guitar magazine, his CD, Look Both Ways, reached #1 on the Roots Music Review’s jazz chart. Greg leads The Greg Ruby Quartet, a Hot Club jazz group dedicated to all-original compositions. He collaborates with New York and New Orleans musicians in The Rhythm Runners, a Prohibition-era dance band, and plays Valse musette and European café jazz with the Bric-a-brac Trio. Greg is a former member of the venerable group Pearl Django, and currently leads his own groups at swing dances, concert halls, and festivals.
As a respected music instructor, he teaches at schools, camps and clinics and has authored the Pearl Django Play-Along Book Vol.1 and the Oscar Aleman Play-Along book. Recently, he has received funding from 4Culture’s Heritage and Arts Projects to investigate, record and republish the nearly lost compositions of Seattle’s 1920s jazz pioneer Frank D. Waldron. Greg holds a Bachelor of Music degree from Cornish College of the Arts.