Brenda Greggio is a seventeen year old San Diego based Jazz /pianist/ musician/composer/singer.
She is currently attending The San Diego School of Creative and Performing Arts with a major in Jazz studies.
She 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 and Lee Secard.
She is a student of the Young Lions Jazz Conservatory in San Diego and of the Colburn School in Los Angeles.
Brenda was named a 2021 National YoungArts Foundation Honorable Mention Winner in Jazz: Composition.
Furthermore, she was selected to play at the Monterey Jazz Festival in 2020 with several ensembles. Unfortunately, due to Covid-19 all the concerts have been cancelled.
In 2019, Brenda and her Conservatory Ensemble took 3rd place at Monterey Jazz Next Gen and with her Big Band from SDSCPA, was one of the 15 finalists at the Essentially Ellington Competition - Jazz at Lincoln Center in NYC.
Brenda won the outstanding soloist award at University of Las Vegas Jazz "Essentially Ellington" SW Regional Festival in January 2019.
Brenda plays regularly all around Southern California with several musicians and her bands. She can be seen at Panama 66 in Balboa Park on Wednesday nights.