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  • Greg Sankovich (2007)
    Bay Area native Greg Sankovich has been playing piano since his earliest classical studies at age five, studying with some of the finest jazz and Latin pianists in the San Francisco area, including Mark Levine.



    While at UC Berkeley, Greg had visited Japan with with UC Jazz Ensembles, and after graduation he returned with jazz-fusion group Taikun to Japan. That trip turned into a decades's stay.



    Since returning to the Bay Area in 1994, Greg has contributed to a wide range of musical projects from jazz to house, hip-hop to pop.
    Pick Artist Album Song Label
    # 1 Blue Mitchell Blue's Moods I'll Close My Eyes (OJC)
    # 2 Art Tatum Decca Presents Art Tatum Elegy (Decca)
    # 3 Thelonious Monk Thelonious Monk Quartet with John Coltrane at Carnegie Hall Epistrophy (Blue Note)
    # 4 Bill Evans Explorations Sweet and Lovely (Riverside)
    # 5 Gene Harris Presents the Spirit Music Jamia: Dance of the Infidel Dance of the Infidel (Shanachie)
    # 6 Tower of Power In the Slot Ebony Jam (Warner Bros)
    # 7 Miles Davis The Complete Concert: 1964 (My Funny Valentine and "Four" & More) All of You (Columbia)
             
    Book The Dummies' Guide to Cantonese
             
    Luxury Item A fine grand piano (e.g., Bösendorfer, 1920s Steinway, Mason & Hamlin) and a tuning key
    Alternate Picks/Not Broadcast
    Alt 1 Keith Jarrett My Song My Song (ECM)
    Alt 2 Keith Jarrett Carnegie Hall Concert, Part I-X   (ECM)
    Alt 3 Geoffrey Keezer Wildcrafted: Live at the Dakota   (MaxJazz)
    Alt 4 Dr Lonnie Smith Jungle Soul Freedom Jazz Dance (Palmetto)
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    Chris Amberger
    23 Jun
    Gerald Beckett
    01 Sep
    Buzz Brooks
    28 Apr
    Jarrett Cherner
    16 Jun
    Kev Choice
    30 Jun
    Anat Cohen
    28 Jul
    Natalie Cressman
    10 Feb
    Hershey Felder
    07 Apr
    Mitchell Feldman
    18 Aug
    Mike Galisatus
    03 Nov
    Aaron Germain
    06 Jan
    Robin Gregory
    17 Feb
    Tamir Hendelman
    13 Oct
    Kasey Knudsen
    17 Mar
    Matthew Montfort
    26 May
    Dan Montgomery
    06 Oct
    Andrea Motis
    21 Jul
    Ray Obiedo
    10 Mar
    Jayn Pettingill
    17 Nov
    John Pizzarelli
    25 Aug
    Sandi Poindexter
    24 Mar
    Don Randi
    20 Oct
    David Rogers
    24 Feb
    Eric Whittington
    29 Sep
    George Winston
    04 Aug
    Lizz Wright
    09 Jun
    Jason Yeager
    02 Jun