Cameron Greenlee-Pianist, Arranger and Composer - In this episode of Conducting Conversations w/ Mike Maino, Mike talks with Cameron Greenlee a local pianist, composer & arranger and plays some of Camerons pieces.
Cameron Greenlee, grew up on City Island in the Bronx, New York and has spent his life between New York and Block Island, RI. Although his musical foundation was built on a strict classical training, his artistic influences range from Warren Zevon to Bill Evans, from W.A. Mozart to Bob Marley, from Jelly Roll Morton to Nirvana, and beyond. In school, Cameron discovered his love for jazz, and began experimenting stylistically. Blues, reggae, baroque, punk- his artistry is fresh, embedded with yearning for something entirely new and unique in the sonic realm. With formal training from the University of Miami and El Conservatorio de Música de Toledo, Spain, he received a Bachelor's certificate in keyboard performance from the University of New Hampshire, under the tutelage of Providence-born Arlene Kies.
Cameron has given piano recitals throughout New England, and has performed on stages in Spain, Italy, Jamaica, Guatemala, and across the eastern United States. He has shared stages with the likes of jazz artists Branford Marsalis, Benny Green, Clark Terry, hip-hop artist Slick Rick the Ruler, reggae artists Steel Pulse, Gregory Isaacs, Culture and Cedric Brooks. He has featured on recordings by St. Croix's MIDNITE and Jamaica's Ernie Smith. He has released a 5-track EP with his brother, Travis on their original project, Homeslice. ConserFest, a music festival founded by Cameron and friends to raise awareness for land conservation, will kick-off July 16th, 2009, on Block Island.
Look for two highly-anticipated recordings this spring, with Cameron's first solo effort of reggae originals and covers, as well as the first release from his Providence-based trio, Kyoshii.
For more information and music, visit: www.myspace.com/camerongreenlee