Accomplishments and Awards

Past Events
 

 

Brenda  Greggio  is  a  San  Diego  based  Jazz /pianist/ musician/composer/singer. 

She is now a senior at The San Diego School of Creative and Performing Arts with a major in Jazz studies.

Brenda has been studying classical piano since she was 4, with Ms. Tanya Djangirov.

When she turned 8, she began to take 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 Thireaux and Lee Secard.

She is a student of the Young Lions Jazz Conservatory -New Soil Ensemble- in San Diego and of the Colburn School in Los Angeles -Thursday Night Class-

  • Museum of Making Music, Carlsbad

  • 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

  • Berklee Performance Center, Boston MA 

  • Plaza Bar, The Westgate Hotel · San Diego

  • Conrad Prebys  Performing Arts Center 

  • Jazz at Lincoln Center,  New York, NY

  • Swing 46 Jazz  Club. 349 West, 46th Street, New York

  • 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

Workshops

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

 -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