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Greg Satterthwaite

Assistant Professor of Jazz Piano and African American Studies

Dr. Greg Satterthwaite, a native of Kingston, Jamaica, is a jazz pianist who earned his DMA from the University of North Texas in Jazz Piano Performance, a Master of Arts in Commercial Music from Florida Atlantic University and a Bachelor of Music from the University of Miami. He has studied with Stephen Scott, Ron Miller, Pat Coil, Dave Meder, Quincy Davis, Brad Leali, and Lynn Seaton. As a scholarly contribution to the field of music, Dr. Satterthwaite presented “Beyond Fourths and Pentatonics: A Critical Analysis of Selected Recordings of McCoy Tyner 1962 to 1963” at the 2021 Jazz Education Network Conference. Dr. Satterthwaite has performed at festivals including the Swan City Piano Festival, Denton Arts and Jazz Festival, SunFest, as well as at universities, concert halls, clinics, and recently recorded with jazz bassist, Rodney Whitaker. He is a John Lennon Songwriting Contest finalist for the composition “I Praise,” and arranged and composed all songs on his debut album “Who I Am,” which can be heard on major music streaming platforms. Prior to joining the faculty at the University of Georgia, he was an Assistant Professor of Music at Southeastern University in Lakeland, Florida. Dr. Satterthwaite loves collaborating with the incredibly accomplished faculty and working with the talented students at the University of Georgia. He enjoys attending live music performances, drinking Blue Mountain coffee, and spending time with family.

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