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Benny Greb was born in 1980 in Germany and began playing drums at the age of six years old. Initially self-taught, he began his full time studies in 1997 and quickly made a name for himself in the Hamburg music scene.
Benny’s drumming is slick, full of musicality and finesse. It has style and defines today’s modern drumming. Over the last few years Benny has rightly achieved world class status and recognition in the drum community by touring globally, inspiring drummers worldwide with his clinics and sold out Drumcamps.
He has performed at high profile events such as the Modern Drummer Festival in USA, Montreal Drum Festival Canada, China Drum Summit, Ultimate Drummers Weekend Australia, the World Drum Festival, the Meinl Drumfestival in Germany, Drummer Live at Wembley Arena London, and was already invited twice to perform at the Percussive Arts Society Convention in the USA.
Along with his popularity in the worldwide drum community, Benny can be found playing with a broad assortment of musicians, all demanding his tasteful and immaculate playing style. Today you can find him at international jazz festivals with his new Trio Moving Parts and the German Jazzecho winner Nils Wuelker.
But has also played classical music, working with the NDR Orchestra on their Zappa / Pops project and for film composer and ex-police drummer Steward Copeland. And of course, Benny is also a highly in-demand session player in his native Germany, where his studio duties also include the roles of composer and producer.
Benny writes, records, and releases his own solo records with Grebfruit, Brassband, TwoDayTrio and the brandnew Moving Parts album. The award winning The Language of Drumming – A System For Musical Expression DVD was released in 2009 on the Hudson Music label, is still one of the best selling educational DVD’s worldwide.
His new highly anticipated DVD The art&science of Groove will be released very soon. It promises to become another instant classic and came into existence through one of the most successful crowdfunding campaigns in the business.
Benny is a truly exceptional musician and very passionate and entertaining educator.