Healing Music 

There is a widespread belief that music is medicine. I subscribe to that belief, not only at a basic “gut” level, but also because throughout my academic studies that culminated with a Doctoral Degree program at The Eastman School of Music in Rochester, NY, I researched sound evidence of its truth.

Please consider that, and me, as and when you discuss events and entertainment with your colleagues and clients.

I am at your service on demand with the gift of music!

Greg “Jazzman” Chako new trio gig 

I, hereby dubbed “The Jazzman,” am thrilled to announce two upcoming trio gigs at The Pythodd Jazz Room in Charlotte (Rochester, NY).

I am playing on Thursday Sept. 15th and 29th 2016, 8-11pm, performing jazz standards from The Great American Songbook and some of my originals, with some very highly seasoned pros: bassist Fred Stone and drummer Bobby Blandino. There is NO cover charge. This trio is an extension to a duo Fred and I formed for up-market parties and functions, called The Great American Songbook

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I Found My Soul-Mate on Facebook 

Recently, the jazz radio station where I live had a contest for Valentines Day. All one had to do to win a marvelous series of prizes, was to write an email to the station stating why our loved one deserved to win their prize. I tried it. I did not win. The winner’s letter was read aloud on the show. That letter described a scary flirt with death the winner had after 28 years of marriage, and how his wife helped and supported him during that experience. It was touching. But I concede that I felt jealous, no

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Integration 1 & 2 

Please check out my newest release, Integration 1 & 2. It’s finally on sale with more details and audio from the online store in this website. Here are some critical CD review excerpts:

Greg Chako creates a new style, breathing exotic jazz-ethno music full of spirit and solid musical foundation – Jazz Dimensions of Germany

A jazz mosaic painted with the very best of cultural, ethnic, and musical sensibilities. That striking combination provides a sumptuousness and extensiveness in the music that is rarely…

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CDs in 2015 

Greg’s CDs and office

I worked very hard (with lots of love!) to produce and release 10 different CDs, that included solo guitar, duo, trio, up to to 10-piece in format (with horns and percusion); some featured vocals, including my own song lyrics; standards; Horace Silver tunes; and 50 of my own original compositions; and…

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My 1st blog post – Welcome! 

Jo Jo Golden Retriever and Cherry Blossoms in Japan

The thing I love most about the internet is the feeling of connectedness I get by reading and sharing posts in “real time,” and occasionally, even getting re-acquainted with old friends I’d lost contact with over the years. Even though many of my Facebook friends I have…

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