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Accomplishments and Awards

Past Events


Brenda  Greggio  is  a  San  Diego Jazz /pianist/ musician/composer/singer, now living in New York City.

She graduated from The San Diego School of Creative and Performing Arts with a major in Jazz studies. She now studies Piano Jazz at The Manhattan School of Music, under Ted Rosenthal.

Brenda began studying classical piano when she was 4, with Ms. Tanya Djangirov.

When she turned 8, she started taking jazz piano lessons. She has been studying Jazz for years with Gilbert Castellanos, Kamau Kenyatta, Irving Flores, Philip Jay Lim, Danny Green, Dr. John Reynolds, Robert Dove, Katie Thiroux and Lee Secard.

She was a student of the Young Lions Jazz Conservatory in San Diego and of the Colburn School in Los Angeles.

Accomplished beyond her years, she earned two National Young Arts Foundation Awards, she already participated in two Monterey Jazz Festival Editions with the Women in Jazz, Brenda was also awarded Outstanding Composition and Outstanding Arrangement in the DownBeat SMA Competition, among many other accomplishments.

  • Museum of Making Music, Carlsbad

  • The Jazz Station, Eugene, OR

  • The Rady Shell, San Diego, CA

  • 64th Monterey Jazz Festival

  • 63rd Monterey Jazz Festival

  • The Monterey Next Gen Jazz Festival

  • Estéban at Casa Munras -Monterey, CA

  • Dizzy's San Diego, CA

  • The Jazz Lounge, San Diego, CA

  • Catalina Jazz Club, Los Angeles,CA

  • Berklee Performance Center, Boston MA 

  • Plaza Bar, The Westgate Hotel · San Diego

  • Conrad Prebys  Performing Arts Center

  • Dizzy's Club NYC

  • Jazz at Lincoln Center,  NYC

  • Swing 46 Jazz  Club.  NYC

  • Copley Symphony Hall, San Diego

  •  Panama 66, SAN DIEGO

  • Summer Nights by the Bay, San Diego

  • Balboa Theater

  • Madison on Park, San Diego

  • Organ Pavillion, San Diego


-UCSD 2016 led by Holly Hofmann

-UCSD 2017  led by Anthony Davis

-UCSD 2018 led by Matt Wilson/Mark Dresser

-Stanford 2019 led by Anat Cohen

-Berklee 2020 Institute of Jazz and Gender   Justice, workshop led by Terri Lyne Carrington

-YLJC 2020 led by Helen Sung

-Cojac 2021 led by Gerald Clayton/Sam Hirsh

-Quincy Jones 2021 led by Sam Hirsh

Downbeat SMA 2022

Outstanding Composition Winner

Downbeat SMA 2022

Outstanding Arrangement Winner

Downbeat SMA 2022

Outstanding Performance

With New Soil Ensemble


2022 National YoungArts Foundation Merit Winner for Jazz Piano.


2021 National YoungArts Foundation Honorable Mention Winner in Jazz: Composition.

Next Generation Women in Jazz 2020, 2021

Downbeat Magazine,  NEW SOIL ENSEMBLE 

Young Lions Jazz Conservatory

Small Jazz Combo 2020, 2021

Downbeat Magazine, Monday Night Class (Asynchronous Ensemble)

Colburn School 2021


Monterey Jazz Next Generation - 3rd place

New Soil Ensemble - 2019

Outstanding Soloist award University of Las Vegas "Essentially Ellington"

SW Regional Festival in January 2019.

Finalists at the Essentially Ellington Competition - Jazz at Lincoln Center in NYC in 2019

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