“The Steinway has a warmth of tone and range of expression like no other.”
"Reitan…has all the web-spun delicacy of a poet at the piano, even though he’s playing jagged lines at racehorse velocity. In his undramatic way…Reitan is a fresh and fascinating figure in his generation of jazz piano.” - Jeff Simon --The Buffalo News, NY
A native of Seattle WA, Greg Reitan relocated to Los Angeles in 1991, where he attended the University of Southern California's Thornton School of Music as a Dean's Scholar. He studied composition with Stephen Hartke, Frank Ticheli and Erica Muhl; piano with Milcho Leviev and Terry Trotter, and film composition with David Raksin and Elmer Bernstein. Also in 1991, Reitan was a finalist in the John Coltrane Competition and he was awarded the Harry Warren Prize for Film Scoring in 1995. Greg was a finalist in the Great American Jazz Piano Competition and the 1996 Hennessy Cognac Jazz Search in New York. Reitan composed the original score for the independent film, Dumbarton Bridge, for which he won the Grand Prize for Best Score at the 1999 Providence R.I. Film Festival. In 2002, he won the inaugural ASCAP Young Jazz Composer Award and became an official Steinway Artist that same year. The USC Symphony has performed two of his works: “Clarinet Concerto: In Three Movements” and “Los Angeles Fanfare”. Reitan made his Jazz at Lincoln Center debut in October 2017 and has recorded five critically acclaimed albums for Sunnyside Records. His newest album, West 60th, was released internationally on April 19th, 2019. Greg is the recipient of the prestigious Copland House Award which includes a month long composing residency at Aaron Copland’s historic Cortlandt Manor, NY home and studio in the summer of 2019.