Paul Collins Artist Management International is pleased to announce the addition of Gregg Juke, singer, songwriter, producer and multi-instrumentalist to our prolific musical family.
Gregg Juke, a native of Buffalo, New York, is a 20 year veteran of the music scene in "The City of No Illusions" which has spawned the likes of the Goo Goo Dolls, Ani DiFranco, Rick James, award winning bassist Billy Sheehan and countless national recording artists.
Gregg has had a long standing dream to have fun playing with a group of high-caliper musicians that can handle challenging original material as well as classic standards and covers presented in new ways. After performing everyone else’s songs for nearly two decades, Gregg has formed a group that combines original jazz, blues, rock, reggae and roots music with his own brand of contemporary jazz, blues/rock and R&B.
A brief history, in 1901, Buffalo, New York was the location of the Pan-American Exposition, which was a celebration of light and electricity from the mighty Niagara Falls. A prominent Lake Erie port, Buffalo was ranked 8th in the nation. Many years later with the steel mills closed and many jobs squeezed out of the city, Buffalo’s economic bright future dimmed, but not the hopes of its citizens. Electricity still fuels the most important commodity, music. Gregg Juke is a product of the passion and determination of its citizens expressed through music.
Music impresario Paul Collins continues, "Having seen The Mighty Niagara Falls with my own eyes, to me, it represents power and possibility, two things that must be present to develop and maintain a continuous source of energy. Gregg Juke comes to PCAMI* with a lot of energy and is well reported on by Jim Santella, respected music and arts reviewer for the Buffalo News, theatre and film editor of Nightlife Magazine, free lance producer for WNED-TV Channel 17 and educator at the University of Buffalo, Erie County Community College and Canisius College. When Gregg and I began talking about music over a year ago, I could hear and feel his passion for the music and his desire to grow in all directions. We are both energy absorbers and mini power plants, very determined to accomplish much for the sake of music, which is the true motivating force driving our musical worlds, much like the driving force from the mighty waters of Niagara Falls. I am thankful for both of them.For additional information, visit our website: www.paulcollinsartistmanagement.com