A professional guitar player since 1999, Greg Petito has performed in more than 20 countries on 4 continents, as well as over 30 states in the US, performing a wide variety of styles, ranging from Jazz, Fusion, Rock, Pop, R&B, Latin, to Musical Theater.
He holds a Master of Music degree in Jazz Studies from Northern Illinois University and a Bachelor of Music degree in Jazz Studies from the University of North Texas. At UNT, he was a full scholarship recipient and member of the UNT 2 O'Clock Lab Band and UNT Zebras. At NIU, he was a full time Graduate Teaching Assistant to Professor Fareed Haque, member of the NIU Rosebud Jazztet, as well as the NIU Jazz Ensemble under the direction of Ronald Carter.
As a jazz musician, Greg has performed with artists such as Will Kennedy (Yellowjackets), Curtis Fuller, Sean Jones, Anat Cohen, Lew Tabackin, Lynn Seaton, and Geof Bradfield. He has played at venues such as the Green Mill in Chicago, Jazz at Lincoln Center in New York City, Cezanne in Houston, Tx, and Robbie's House of Jazz in St. Louis. He has also performed at festivals such as the Chicago Jazz Festival, Denton Arts and Jazz Festival, Mackinac Island Jazz Festival, and in October of 2013, Greg Petito was a featured artist in China at the International Music Festival of Chonqing.
As a commercial guitar player, he has toured with artists such as The Platters, Cheyenne Jackson, multi-platinum recording artist Andy Bell, Katherine McPhee, Chita Rivera, Paula Valstein, Risa Binder, as well as Broadway productions of “Wicked”, “Pippin”, and “Chicago: The Musical”.
In these various settings, Greg has toured extensively in the United States, as well as the European Union, parts of Northern Africa, and Central America. He has been a high demand guitar player based in Dallas (1999-2004), New York City (2004-2007), various locations in the European Union (2007-2010), and most recently in Chicago, Illinois from 2010-2014.
In the summer of 2014, Greg Petito relocated to his hometown of Houston, Texas where he has continued his busy performing career with such local artists as Woody Witt, Will Kennedy, Dennis Dotson, Tianna Hall, and David Caceres, performing at venues such as Cezanne, Vic and Anthony's, and Sambuca.
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