Chuck Greenberg

Time Travel Down Memory Lane Thru a Pictorial View of Chuck's Life...

Shadowfax 1995: Chuck, Ray Yslas, Phil Maggini,
Armen Chakmakian, Stu Nevitt, Andy Abad [l-r]

Grammy Award™ winning recording artist, composer and producer CHUCK GREENBERG was born in Chicago, IL, on March 25, 1950. Although beginning his musical career in the Midwest, he first found wide recognition for his many talents after relocating to L.A. in 1978.

His initial success as a producer and artist was marked by his series of recordings with Shadowfax, Alex de Grassi and Will Ackerman, beginning in 1982 on the Windham Hill label.

This ground-breaking work combined jazz, rock, folk, and world music elements into a singular musical vision that featured flawless recordings and cohesive compositions.

His work on the Lyricon, the first electronic wind instrument, which he helped develop with engineer Bill Bernardi, has become the signature sound of the group Shadowfax.

See more photos in  Joy Greenberg's book A PAUSE in the RAIN  about CHUCK GREENBERG and SHADOWFAX

Shadowfax 1986: G.E. Stinson, Stu Nevitt, Chuck, Phil Maggini, David Lewis, 
Charlie Bisharat [l-r]
In live performances, CHUCK GREENBERG appeared as a featured artist at Carnegie Hall, Montreux, Ravinia, The Greek Theater, Wolftrap, Red Rocks, and the Universal Theater, amongst others. His final work was a live SHADOWFAX recording and full-length concert from Santa Cruz, CA, in 1995. Ironically, he died on Santa Cruz Island, CA, Sept. 4, 1995, after suffering a massive heart attack, leaving a wife, three sons and an enduring musical legacy. Although he may be gone, he has certainly not been forgottenhis timeless music lives forever.

Shadowfax, Winning the Best New Age Grammy, 1988: Phil Maggini, David Lewis,
Chuck (at the center of things as usual),
Charlie Bisharat, Stu Nevitt [l-r]

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