Jeff Alan Greenway (j.a.g.) is a film and TV composer, singer/songwriter, pianist and teacher from Toronto, Canada. His music has been featured in short films and TV ads, and on CBC, Fairchild and college radio.
Jeff has been playing piano since the age of 3, and writing and singing for almost as long. Well-known on the Toronto music scene as both a singer/songwriter and a keyboard player for the last 20 years (frequenting such venues as C’est What, the Cameron House, Free Times Cafe and 120 Diner), he has also been busy writing film scores and instrumental music in many different styles.
Formally educated at the Royal Conservatory of Music (classical) and Humber College (jazz/pop/rock/latin/world music) in Toronto, Jeff has a broad palette of colours that he uses to create his music. A life-long love of movie and TV music (Ennio Morricone, Hans Zimmer and many others) led him to write film and TV scores as well as pop, rock and jazz instrumental music. At Humber College, Jeff studied jazz piano with Bernie Senensky and Dave Restivo, as well as arranging with John McLeod of the Boss Brass.
His singer/songwriter music has sparked comparisons to early Billy Joel and Elton John, Jamie Cullum and Ben Folds. But a deeper listen will unearth elements of XTC, Tori Amos and Sarah MacLachlan, among many others.
“I grew up listening to early Billy Joel, Supertramp, Squeeze, XTC, and a lot of 80s bands”, says Jeff. “I think that reflects in my songs – I try to make them complex enough to be interesting, both lyrically and musically, so that people come back again to listen”.
His talents have been recognized with a FACTOR Canada New Talent Award, three honorable mentions in international songwriting competitions and a profile on Song Talk Radio (“The Scope” at Ryerson) and Rogers TV.
Jeff is currently working on film and TV music, and just finished a short film “Reed” (2017) and a television ad. His music is available for licensing internationally, and he is available for performances, reviews and interviews.
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