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Gregg Karukas

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A talented keyboardist, Gregg Karukas has mostly worked in the commercial side of jazz. Although he noodled on the piano from age six, he did not start studying music seriously until he was a teenager. Karukas often played organ in R&B bands early on and at 17 he began a five-year stint with Tim Eyermann's East Coast Offering. After a period working as a studio musician in D.C., he moved to Los Angeles in 1983, where he became a major part of the pop-jazz scene, playing with (among others) Richard Elliot, Grant Geissman, Ronnie Laws, and David Benoit. Karukas worked for a year and a half with Melissa Manchester, had a band that featured the young saxophonist Dave Koz, and in the mid-'80s became an original member of the Rippingtons. In addition to his crossover work, Karukas has gained extensive experience playing Brazilian music, including with Ricardo Silveira, Sergio Mendes, and Dori Caymmi; worked as a freelance producer; been a sideman on albums by Boney James, Peter White, and Craig Chaquico; worked as a studio musician; and written songs for a variety of R&B/pop artists. As a leader, Gregg Karukas has recorded for Optimism, Positive Music, Fahrenheit, I.E. Music, N-Coded Music, and Trippin 'N' Rhythm. ~ Scott Yanow
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Albums by
Gregg Karukas

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    14 songs

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    Soul Secrets

    11 songs

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    Looking Up

    12 songs

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    Sound of Emotion

    10 songs

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    Summerhouse

    11 songs

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    Nightshift

    11 songs

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    You'll Know It's Me

    10 songs

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    Blue Touch

    9 songs

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    The Night Owl

    11 songs

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    GK

    11 songs

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    Looking Up

    12 songs

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    Key Witness

    12 songs

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    Heatwave


Top Songs by
Gregg Karukas

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  2.   Riverside Drive featuring Heatwave
  3.   Only You
  4.   Soul Kisses
  5.   Cruisin' Your House at Midnite
  6.   Blue Touch
  7.   Nightshift
  8.   Chasing the Wind
  9.   Rio Drive
  10.   Manhattan
  11.   Girl in the Red Dress by Michael O'Neill
  12.   London Underground by Michael O'Neill
  13.   Talbot Street Cafe
  14.   Greetings of the Season
  15.   Greensleeves
  16.   Learning to Dance
  17.   Cafe Agogo
  18.   Rocky Peak
  19.   Lost in Negril by Richard Smith
  20.   Alena
  21.   Alligator Alley
  22.   Soul Secrets
  23.   Floating in Bahia
  24.   Stevie (Wonderful)
  25.   Tomorrow We Sail
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Stations & Shows Featuring
Gregg Karukas

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    Smooth Jazz

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    Smooth Jazz Instrumentals


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