Gregg Belisle-Chi is a guitarist and composer. He is a regular member of Jim Knapp’s Scrape Orchestra, Andy Clausen’s Shutter and Split Stream Big Band, Fluke (with Brian Kinsella, Chris Symer, and Chris Icasiano), and performs solo and duo music with vocalist Chelsea Crabtree. His newest project is Tyrant Lizard, a collaboration with trumpeter Ray Larsen and bassist Carmen Rothwell.
He graduated Magna Cum Laude from Cornish College of the Arts, where he studied with guitarists Dave Peterson and Michael Nicollela, multi-instrumentalist Jay Thomas, and composer Jim Knapp, and then enrolled in the Masters Program at the University of Washington’s School of Music under the direction of Cuong Vu and Ted Poor.
He has also studied under guitarists Steve Cardenas, Larry Koonse, Keith Ganz, and John Stowell. He has performed with Bill Frisell, Eyvind Kang, Wayne Horvitz, Tom Varner, Bob Sheppard, Jay Clayton, and Jessica Dobson (Deep Sea Diver, Beck, The Shins.)
Gregg’s debut album, Tenebrae, features music for solo guitar and duo (with Chelsea Crabtree). He can also be heard on Scrape’s Approaching Vyonnes (Original Classical, 2013) Honey Noble’s self-titled album (self released, 2013) Tomten’s Wednesday’s Children (FlatField Records, 2012), and Annabel Lee’s Lone Bodies (self-released, 2012).
Artist Support Program 2015 (with Chelsea Crabtree): Record an album of new music for guitar and voice.