Greg Small

Fiction, Literary, Music / Sound, Non-Fiction, Performance, Poetry

An ensemble for every event, musicians of every kind.

About the Artist

A lifelong resident of Baltimore, Greg enjoys a diverse career as a pianist, trumpeter, composer, recording, artist, and author. Over his career, he has collaborated with trumpeter Chris Gekker, Grammy-winning saxophonist Chris Vadala, and Emmy-winning filmmaker Richard Chisholm, performing on the soundtrack to his recent documentary, Gun Show. A firm believer in the integral role creation plays in the overall growth process, Greg’s output of original works includes Singularity, an eclectic assortment of original solo piano music; 72 Lanterns, a collection of original poetry; and How Alfred Won, a coming of age novella.  Holding degrees from the University of Maryland, College Park (M.M., Jazz Studies, Piano Concentration), Towson University (B.S., Psychology), and Shepherd University (B.A., Music Performance, Trumpet Concentration), Greg maintains a private, teaching studio of both piano and trumpet students, where he learns as much from them as they do from him. For more information, please visit

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Artist's Statement

An established presence in the Baltimore-DC community, Greg has enjoyed an active career as a jazz pianist and classical trumpeter for over 20 years. Performing in configurations ranging from solo piano to duo, trio, and larger, Greg's has performed at the National Gallery of Art Sculpture Garden, Strathmore Mansion, Woodrow Wilson Plaza, Takoma Station, An die Musik, Baltimore Museum of Industry, and many other venues. He can be heard on the Grasso-Ravita Jazz Ensemble's debut recording, Jagged Spaces, Emmy-winning director RIchard Chisholm's documentary, Gun Show, and Ravita Jazz's latest release, Oriana. With performances accompanying Grammy-winning saxophonist Chris Vadala, trumpeter Chris Gekker, vocalist Lena Seikaly, Swingtopia, the Grasso-Ravita Jazz Ensemble, the Baltimore Jazz Alliance, and many others, Greg's experience is vast and diverse. As a trumpeter, he has performed at the Boston University Tanglewood Institute, Carnegie Hall with the National Wind Ensemble, DAR Constitution Hall, Baltimore Convention Center, Our Lady of the Angels Chapel, St. Mary's Seminary, and many other places of worship throughout the region. With configurations ranging to duo with organ/piano to large brass ensemble, Greg continues to cultivate his versatility and adaptability. An ensemble for every event, musicians of every kind - reach out any time. Thank you!

Featured Work


Booking Price: $1,001-$2,000

Please contact Greg Small any time for more information.

Depending on the size of the event and venue, requirements vary and are generally flexible. Generally, a space of 10' by 10' is required, with a power supply in close proximity. If an on-site piano is not available, Greg can provide an electric keyboard. All other musicians can bring their own equipment if on-site equipment is not available. In general, there is great flexibility, and Greg will always work with a client to determine how to make your event a success.

In general, most performances tend to be in Baltimore, Washington DC, and the surrounding counties, but Greg is available for travel in all parts of Maryland.

Chris Gekker
Professor of Trumpet - University of Maryland, College Park

Dr. Philip Ravita
Jazz Faculty - Prince George's Community College, Mount St. Mary's University, Harford Community College

Dr. Timothy Powell
Interim Director of Jazz Studies - University of Maryland, College Park