Bre Gregg was born into a family of musicians, and spent her early years learning and performing. After a degree in Music Education and musical studies in Italy, Bre was invited to a prestigious young artist program at Teatro Felice in New York City.
Bre was then accepted to the San Francisco Conservatory of Music for a master’s degree in vocal performance, which she turned down after realizing that Jazz and Blues were a more authentic direction for her. She then studied at the Stanford Jazz Workshop under Madeline Eastman thanks to the Regional Arts and Culture Council, who funded her educational experience.
Bre’s latest album, Something to Talk About, was recorded at a live tribute to Bonnie Raitt that she produced featuring top NW talent including Lisa Mann, David Jacobs-Strain, Ara Lee, Shelly Rudolph, Mark Bowden, Anne Weiss, Rich Landar and Dan Stueber.
Bre has performed at the Waterfront Blues Festival, Cathedral Park Jazz Festival, Pdx Jazz Festival, Bite of Oregon, Silverton Jazz Festival, Alberta Rose Theatre, Craterian Theater, Everett Theatre, Columbia Center for the Arts, Secret Society Ballroom, the Kink Performance Lounge (now called the Skype Live Studio) and the Left Bank Annex, where she opened for Lily Tomlin.
She has appreciated radio play on KMHD, KINK, KBOO and Portland Radio Project. She has been talked about by the Portland Mercury, the Portland Tribune and the Jazz Society of Oregon, where she just received a full-page story as the Featured Musician for the month of August 2015.
“Portland’s Bre Gregg…she truly uses her voice like an instrument, something a lot of singers claim to do but few do with complete control. Listening to her is like hearing a classy horn player who realizes it’s not what you’re saying but how you say it that makes people really want to put down their salad forks and listen.”
— Rob Cullivan, Portland Tribune