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, he has also been busy writing film scores and instrumental music in many different styles.
Formally educated at the Royal Conservatory of Music (classical music), Humber College (jazz/pop/rock/latin/world music) and Berklee College (Film and TV Music), 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, John Williams and many others) led him to write film and TV scores as well as pop, rock and jazz instrumental music. Jeff has studied film scoring online with Hans Zimmer and Ben Newhouse, jazz piano with Bernie Senensky and Dave Restivo, arranging with John McLeod, and voice with Orville Heyn.
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 honourable mentions in international songwriting competitions and a profile on Song Talk Radio (Ryerson University Radio) and Rogers TV.
Jeff is currently working on film and TV music, and has composed music for several short films and TV ads. His music is available for licensing internationally, and he is available for performances, reviews and interviews.
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