Ask Dr. Gretz






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Subject - Jeff Gretz

Birthplace - Greensburg, Pennsylvania

Has also called home: Indiana, Pennsylvania; Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Currently resides in : New York City, New York

Education: BA Music Performance (Indiana University Of Pennsylvania)

Primary Instrument: Drums, various pitched and non-pitched percussion

Also plays: Piano

Plays in private: Guitar and Bass

Currently works with: Conelrad, Zao, Emanuel And The Fear, Zero Spanish and various solo and collaborative efforts

Has worked with: From Autumn To Ashes, the opd, Zombi, Creta Bourzia, Disco Bitch And The Funk Machine, Austrian Death Machine, Hung, A-UX, Powdered Monster, Loadbang Ensemble, Betty Black, Leo Coltrane, Epigene, Nate Wooley, Travis Laplante, The Pittsburgh Sound, Marla Mindelle, Mistaruddy, Torus, The Hill Jordan Quartet, Johnstown Symphony Orchestra, Westmoreland Symphony Orchestra, Chamber Orchestra of the Alleghenies, Uptown Rhythm And Brass, Ben Hackett, Brooksfoundjake, Creation, Lumb, Tehran Iran, Crank Radio, Catchpenny, Double Whammy Butt Burrito Brigade, Clockwise Quartet and sat in more orchestra pits in musicals than you'd care to know, has also played more weddings and "bar gigs" that you'd EVER care to know, in addition to many other gigs that he'll never remember

Inspiration -

Music: All sorts of things, especially Edgar Varese, Ornette Coleman, Cheap Trick, Burt Bacharach, Bjork, The Melvins, Black Flag, Slayer, Ennio Morricone, Fiona Apple, Aphex Twin, Magma, Johnny Cash, Neil Diamond, The Beach Boys, Iannis Xenakis, G.G. Allin, Albert Ayler, Melt-Banana, Bad Brains, Steve Reich, Swans, Igor Stravinsky, and Steely Dan.

Film: David Lynch, Luis Bu˝uel, John Waters, Alejandro Jodorowsky, Harry Everett Smith, Dario Argento, George Romero, Pier Paolo Pasolini, Matthew Barney, Stanley Kubrick, Alfred Hitchcock, Federico Fellini

Writings: William S. Burroughs, Kurt Vonnegut, Charles Bukowski, Franz Kafka, Hunter S. Thompson, Music reference books, Art/Photography books

Art: Salvador Dali, Max Ernst, Weegee, ManRay, Hans Arp, Marcel Duchamp, Jackson Pollock, basically anything from the Dada/Surrealist movements

Turn-Ons: Cooking, Wine, Designer Toys, The Pittsburgh Steelers, Celebrity Gossip Websites, Outsider Art
Turn Offs: Sublime, The F Train, The NY Yankees, Florida, questions about Christianity, people that refer to "The Biz"