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Greg Brown grew up in Rye, NH, listening to the music his father loved--Sarah Vaughn, Chet Atkins, Glenn Miller, Stan Kenton, and other great jazz musicians. He realized he was a musician when he was in the fifth grade after "winning" several desk-drumming contests at the back of the classroom (much to his teacher's chagrin). That Christmas, his father bought him a snare drum and a high hat. Soon after that, his parents moved him into his own room in the finished basement.


His family moved to Connecticut, where he went to high school and played in a rock band, but he returned to Portsmouth in 1973. He has been part of the Seacoast music scene ever since. He co-founded the Seacoast Jazz All Stars with his good friend, Carl Pehrsson. It was the first jazz band to play in the newly-opened Press Room. Greg also spent many years as the drummer for the legendary Larry Garland.


There was one period of time when Greg left Portsmouth to pursue a career as a stand-up comic, and for good reason. He brings his sense of humor to everything he does. His humor and energy are key ingredients in the band, an otherwise very laid back group of people.

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