Writer, musician and cultural provocateur, Greg has written for The Village Voice, The New York Times, VIBE, The Washington Post, Artforum and Rolling Stone. He has long been recognised as one of the ‘Godfathers of Hiphop Journalism’. His books include Flyboy In The Buttermilk, Brooklyn Kings-New York's Black Bikers(with Martin Dixon), Midnight Lightning:Jimi Hendrix and The Black Experience, and Everything But The Burden-What White People Are Taking From Black Culture.
Since 1999, Greg has led the Black Futurist big band, Burnt Sugar The Arkestra Chamber who have released 14 albums on their own Avant Groidd Musica imprint.
Greg has juggled writing with stints as Visiting Professor at Brown University, Yale's Graduate School of Art, Columbia University, Williams College and, from autumn 2017, Princeton University.
Greg will be discussing his career as a writer, his journey as a musician and life as a cultural provocateur followed by a live jam session with The Bakol, a trio of electronic improvisers (Christina Wheeler, Satch Hoyt and Gregory ‘Ionman’ Tate) who draw great inspiration from their mutual obsession with the cosmic mythos of the Dogon people of Mali.
B3 Media will also be hosting a writers workshop with Greg on Saturday, 10th June. For further information and to find out how to get involved contact: firstname.lastname@example.org