Musician: Composition, Percussion, String; Songwriter; Writer; Instructor of Music, Guitar teacher/coach, published author
In a pro career spanning 40 years and 5 countries, Cincinnati-born guitarist Greg Chako has released 14 albums; lived in the Far East for 17 years; and his varied arrangements and 70 recorded original songs merge Mainstream, Hard Bop, Latin & World instrumentals, plus a few vocal tracks showing off Chako’s own lyrics, which are as thoughtful and supremely lyrical as his improvising. He’s charted on the Jazzweek, CMJ and RMR Jazz Charts, including multiple Top Ten spots, and has consistently received critical acclaim from the Jazz community.
As MD of Chako Productions LLC, he provides sophisticated, soothing, swinging string sounds that are the perfect ambient music for cocktails and dinner, playing a combination of Jazz, Blues, and Bossa-Nova, with an emphasis on feeling, He boasts an "A-list" of corporate clients such as Coca Cola, Citibank, CNN, Louis Vuitton, Tiffany, Cartier, Adidas, The Hilton and many more . . .
Reviewers have said that, "Greg's music is rare in that both the casual listener and the jazz aficionado can listen to and appreciate it!" His synergistic world-view is of unity, and Greg says that more than anything, he hopes to “move people,” and anyone who takes the time to listen cannot help but feel the powerful and honest emotions clearly expressed through his music.