5 Drummerszone artists - Benny Greb

Benny Greb
* June 13, 1980
Benny Greb was born June 13th, 1980 in Augsburg, Germany. He has been autodidactic drummer since the age of six. Greb started taking trumpet and piano lessons and the same time.

He took his first drumlessons at the age of the twelve. Got involved in serveral Cover- and Jazz-Bands.

From 1997-2000 Benny Greb studied at the vocational school for music in Dinkelsbhl with Udo Dahmen.
Drummer of the University's Big Band for 3 years.

Benny Greb is winner of "Jugend Jazzt".
The same year he completes the programm of study for Popularmusic at the "Hochschule fr Musik und Theater Hamburg". In 2001 he moved to Hamburg.

The following year he perfomed at the World Drum Festival.

Since 2002 Greb is instructor at the Hamburg School of Music.

2003 was the release of the Benny Greb DVD titeled "Vorschlag".

Greb is instructor / founding member of the "Bandcamp" at the "Bayerischen Musikakademie Hammelburg", which takes place annually with growing success.

Performances at the Frankfurt "Musikmesse" 2003+2004, the "Teacher Tagen" 2002+2003, the International Drummermeeting Salzgitter 2003+2004.

Since 2003 Instructor for the "Drumset" and "Rudimental-Training" at the Hamburg School of Music.

Interview in "Sticks" Magazine issue 01.2004.

In Jan/ Feb 2004 3-Week long workshop tour through Germany with more than 1000 thrilled visitors.

In April 2004 Benny Greb was headliner at the "Percussion Gala" in Hungary in front of more than 2000 visitors.

Today, Benny can be found playing with a broad assortment of musicians, all demanding his tasteful and immaculate playing style. You can find him in rock settings with Stoppok and The Ron Spielman Trio, in jazz, with his own Benny Greb Brass Band. Pop and Funkmusic too receives Benny's tasteful approach, recording and touring with Jerobeam.

Benny has also played classical music, working with the NDR Orchestra on their Zappa project. Benny's ability to mix jazz and rock finds him also working with fusion band 3ergezimmer. Allowing for his sense of humour to come to the fore, Benny performs with acoustic punk/cabaret act Strom & Wasser, clearly showing that no style is beyond his tasteful, yet fun loving approach.

As well as the previously named artists Benny has worked with Christian von Richthofen, where the duo feature a car as a percussion instrument and of course, Benny is also a highly in-demand session player, not forgetting composer and producer.

Benny's pure love of the drums compels him to show other - particularly young players, his approach to the instrument and he regularly teaches at the Hamburg School of Music, the Popakademie in Mannheim, the Popkurs of the Hochschule fur Music and Theater in Hamburg and the Bandcamp of the Bayerische Musikacademie Hammelburg.

Benny tours globally, entertaining drummers worldwide with clinics for Sonor and Meinl at such high profile events such as the Montreal Drum Festival, Canada, Ultimate Drummers Weekend, Australia, the World Drum Festival, Germany, Drummer Live, UK, and at PASIC in the USA.

Benny writes, records and releases his own solo records with Grebfruit being one such release. The Language of Drumming - A System For Musical Expression DVD was released in 2009 on the Hudson Music label, showing his unique approach to drumming.