Focus on Greg Lamy, 2023 laureate Global Project Grant – Jazz
Greg Lamy, laureate of the Global Project Grant 2023 in the category of Jazz/World music, has released his new album, Letting Go, with Flavio Boltro on 8 June 2023 via Igloo Records.
Letting Go marks a clear evolution in the guitarist’s playing, distinguished by the care taken with the colours, the play with space, the increasingly refined sound, and the lightness of the accompaniment that avoids overload. Above all, they emphasise the importance of listening to their partner. This is an album of spellbinding spontaneity – all the themes are first takes! – and a natural fluidity at all times.
Greg Lamy enlisted the help of a digital communications agency to raise awareness of his album, develop a conversation with his fans and attract new ones, as well as generating excitement for his new album through the creation of high-impact content.
As well as raising his profile at a European level, he has developed his international reputation, leading him this autumn, in addition to numerous dates in Europe (Italy, France, Germany), to perform solo in Canada and in Taiwan with Flavio Boltro.
“Wonderful” – Alice Leclercq in Jazz News
“You want to let yourself go to the indolent rhythm of this music, like in a boat abandoned to the slow current of a wide river in which you feel so comfortable that you wish the river would never reach the sea.” – Jean-Claude Vantroyen in Le Soir, ****
“he lets his guest do the honour of taking his piece to the top, in the kind of letting go that refers to the title, which is a key feature of the art of improvisation, of which the album is a sparkling example.” – Ismaël Simeon in Jazz Magazine, ***
About Greg Lamy
“A guitar player whose refreshing and pure guitar sound gives birth to multiple melodic climates, underlined by a most fluid style, a musician with a promising future. ” Such is Lionel Loueke’s praise of the American-Luxembourgish guitarist and composer Greg Lamy, one of the most talented artists of the European jazz scene.
After studying jazz guitar in Boston at the Berklee College of Music as well as in London at the Trinity College, Lamy was quickly noticed when showcasing with various bands in clubs and at festivals across Europe and the United. He plays and has played with, among others, Lionel Loueke, Gretchen Parlato, Flavio Boltro, Bojan Z, Marco Massa, …
For Lamy, a tour follows hot on the heels of another. Europe, United States, Brazil, China – his music goes around the world. He released numerous albums with different projects, most notably, with his quartet, “Meeting” in 2013 and “Press Enter” in 2017, both on Igloo Records and both highly praised and among the label’s bestselling albums. In 2016, Greg Lamy won the Export Artist of the Year Award (music:LX) in the Jazz category. In 2020, he was offered an endorsement deal by the renowned guitar manufacturer “Westville”
About the Global Projet Grant
Created by music:LX and taken over by Kultur | lx, the Global Project Grant is awarded to a musician of each genre (pop/rock/electro/hip-hop, jazz/world, classical/contemporary). It allows to support the artist in the development of a project that aims to stimulate his/her career. Kultur | lx follows the artists and their teams in each stage of the project.
More information about the Global Project Grant can be found here
Applications to be submitted by September 18, 2023