Jamaican born jazz pianist Greg Satterthwaite is an artist whose work is multifaceted, melodic, soulful and sophisticated. Bringing an energy and touch to the piano that has become his signature sound, Satterthwaite creates music that infuses his Afro-Caribbean roots with the jazz tradition.
His latest album release, Savannah Blue, is proof of his ability to infuse the rhythms of the African diaspora with his creativity and ingenuity. “His playing here shows many insights into his mindset. It is stylistic and cerebral, yet imaginative, which considering his academic background is not surprising.” All About Jazz quote regarding the track Take The “A” Train from the album review, Savannah Blue.
Satterthwaite is a distinguished South Arts 2023 Jazz Road artist recipient, and an Assistant Professor of Jazz Piano and African American studies at the University of Georgia. As a resident of the Atlanta-Metro area, he has been featured in Shoutout Atlanta, the Saporta Report, and included in articles from Jazziz Magazine, Atlanta Journal-Constitution , Jazz 24, and more.
He frequently collaborates with other artists and performers at various venues and festivals around the nation. Satterthwaite has graduated from some of the nation’s most prestigious jazz programs. He received a Doctor of Musical Arts degree from the University of North Texas in Jazz Piano Performance, a Master of Arts in Commercial Music from Florida Atlantic University, and a Bachelor of Music from the University of Miami. As the co-founder of JazzSpire.org, Satterthwaite created this platform to champion the arts, other artists, and creative education.
His next album will be released on Ropeadope Records in the Fall of 2024.