Guitarist Greg Lowe has been composing and performing in Winnipeg for over thirty years. He has released seven CDs of original jazz compositions and has had several works performed by the Winnipeg Symphony. Focusing on composition as much as guitar performance, Lowe’s body of work has grown to include large orchestra, chamber ensembles, theatre, television, dance, radio musicals and dramas. He performs often with Woody Holler, the Ministers of Cool, the Mini Ministers and with the Chess Club – Greg Lowe & Jack Semple.
The Chess Club: https://vimeo.com/151353691
Mini Ministers: vimeo.com/149505588
Daniel Koulack whose music includes broad range of genres, is a multi-instrumentalist specializing in clawhammer (or frailing) style banjo and string bass.
Daniel leads his own band, The Knappen Street AllStar Band, is one half of the Duo Fiddle and Banjo with fiddler Karrnnel, and has collaborated with great musicians in a variety of groups and musical styles including Klezmer: Finjan, Black Sea Station, From Both Ends Of The Earth, Western Swing: Woody Holler, Soukous: Trio Afrique.
Daniel works regularly and on an ongoing basis with several artists on their respective projects, most notably Metis Songwriter Ted Longbottom, and forward leaning old -time fiddler Karrnnel. In addition he has had the opportunity to work on a more casual basis with many wonderful musicians including Canadian fiddling icons Gordon Stobbe, Patti Kosturuck, and Calvin Volrath. Daniel is active as a composer, arranger and producer whose music has been used to underscore theater, film and television.
Daniel’s own music can also be heard on his two albums of original instrumental music Clawhammer Your Way To The Top, and Life On A String, both of which were nominated for Juno awards in the Best Roots/Traditional category. Daniel and Karrnnel’s 2015 release Fiddle & Banjo; Tunes From The North, Songs From The South has garnered critical claim and been included on top roots music lists in both the United Sates and the U.K. Daniel’s third album of original music Frailing To Succeed is due to be released in May of 2016
A veteran of the Canadian music scene, violinist/violist Richard Moody has delved into almost every style a string player can try. After an education in classical at the University of Manitoba and the Conservatoire Nationale de Musique in Caen, France, he co-founded the folk-rock group Acoustically Inclined, garnering national following and acclaim. He would subsequently perform and/or record with the Wyrd Sisters, the Bills, Joel Fafard, Jane Siberry, Glenn Buhr, Paris to Kyiv, and the Manitoba Chamber orchestra, among many others.
As a player his interests lie mainly in improvisation, drawing from and combining the many styles and techniques he has learned in his musical travels. As a composer and arranger for such groups as the Manitoba Chamber orchestra and Eagle and Hawk with the Winnipeg Symphony, he combines a knowledge and love for classical counterpoint with a edgy style of harmony drawn from his exposure to Jazz and Pop music.