Trombonist Chris Greive has been fortunate enough to work with many greats of the music
world from Bobby Shew, John Clayton & Dave Liebman to The Bad Plus, Harry Secombe
& Ray Charles. In April 2011 his co-led trio, NeWt, finished a successful UK tour with follow
up gigs as a result at British Jazz Week (Aug 2011) at Ronnie Scotts and the London Jazz
Festival in the Queen Elizabeth Hall supporting guitar maestro Bill Frisell.
As a Lead trombonist with the SNJO & others, composer/arranger & University lecturer
Chris has this past year; written two orchestral arrangements for school orchestras, arranged
the SNJO for Grammy Winning jazz vocalist Kurt Elling, graduated students in Ensemble
Arranging & Jazz Style Analysis at Edinburgh Napier Uni, Strathclyde Uni & the RCS,
adapted the Rolling Stones 'Miss You' for big band, composed new music for NeWt, played
at The Barbican in London and performed Richards Worths trombone concerto on 11th June
at the Reid Hall, Edinburgh with the Edinburgh Contemporary Music Ensemble. Of course,
all this, leaves little time for surfing.
This coming year Chris is travelling to the US & Canada to perform with NeWt at Rochester
Jazz Festival (+ Vancouver, Toronto etc) for Made in The UK showcase representing the
Best in British Jazz. Apart from writing a new album with his vocalist wife, Becc Sanderson,
he has been in residence in Shetland, for a week leading up to the Shetland Jazz
Festival, with NeWt composing new works with help from Creative Scotland.
NeWts..."unusual instrumental line up of electric trombone, electric guitar and drums is like
something Stravinsky might have put together had he been a jazz musician."
(Selwyn Harris - Jazzwise)