The Phil DeGreg Trio has been a recognized performing group and mainstay of the jazz scene in southern Ohio since 1988. They are currently in residence at the Dee Felice Café in Covington, Kentucky every Sunday night since 2009. From 1991 to 2007 they accompanied many national and international jazz artists in at Cincinnati’s famous Blue Wisp Jazz Club. They have received two of the Cincinnati Enquirer’s prestigious “Cammy” Awards and five CityBeat Cincinnati Entertainment Award nominations in the jazz category. The trio performs in many styles ranging from jazz and Brazilian classics, to contemporary remakes of Beatles and Stevie Wonder music. In the Greater Cincinnati area, the Phil DeGreg Trio has performed in countless jazz concerts at Xavier University, CCM, the Public Library, on Fountain Square, and many churches, retirement communities and other venues. You can hear their recording of Harold Arlen’s “Come Rain or Come Shine” as the theme music for WVXU’s “Around Cincinnati” program every Sunday night. The current trio has been together for eleven years, and includes bassist Aaron Jacobs and drummer John Taylor, both highly in-demand players and on the faculty of CCM.
Phil DeGreg is a Cincinnati-based pianist who has made his mark in the jazz world over the past four decades as a recording artist, composer, and pedagogue. He has toured with The Woody Herman Orchestra and performed with Randy Brecker, Ira Sullivan, Claudio Roditi, J.J. Johnson, Harry Allen, Conrad Herwig, and many others. He has released 12 albums as a leader.[read more]
Based in Cincinnati, OH, Matt Wiles is an in-demand acoustic, electric, and synth bassist performing throughout the United States. Matt has toured the region as both a performer and clinician at notable venues such as Bar Next Door at La Lanterna, Rockwood Music Hall, Bop Stop, BluJazz+, The Blue Wisp, Rudy’s Jazz Room, Belmont University, and many more. [read more]
Kiko Sebrian is a drummer and percussionist that studied at Tatuí’s Conservatory (SP/Brazil), Bachelor of Popular Music at Unicamp (SP/Brazil) and was also an exchange student for the project FIPSE/CAPES at the University of Cincinnati in 2012. Since 2005 has been working professionally in various settings and styles, specializing in Brazilian Popular Music, Jazz, Brazilian Instrumental Music and Experimental. [read more]