GREG KURSTIN IS A SONGWRITER, PRODUCER, AND MULTI-INSTRUMENTALIST who has had his hand in many hits over the last decade, including Adele’s “Hello” and “Water Under The Bridge”, Kelly Clarkson’s “What Doesn’t Kill You (Stronger)”, Kendrick Lamar’s “LOVE” and Sia’s “Chandelier” & “Cheap Thrills”.
In Greg’s early years he became obsessed with artists like John Coltrane, Miles Davis, and Charles Mingus, even seeking out Mingus' pianist Jaki Byard and moving to New York to study with Byard at The New School for Jazz and Contemporary Music. Kurstin performed with such greats as George Coleman, Charles McPherson, and Bobby Hutcherson, the latter two for ten years. Kurstin said that his education in jazz had played a vital role in his pop success. "It's still something I carry over into my pop music work. It's really important to me that the notes I'm choosing strike the right emotional chord."
In 2004, Kurstin formed a new band with Inara George, a local singer he had met when he played on her debut solo album. Kurstin and George called themselves the bird and the bee and made several '60s and '70s-inspired pop albums together, including the well-received Ray Guns Are Not Just The Future.
Greg received his second Producer Of The Year (Non-Classical) Grammy award in 2018. Greg has also won “Song Of The Year”, Record Of The Year” and “Album Of The Year” Grammys for his work with Adele.
Most recently, Greg has produced for Paul McCartney, Maggie Rogers, Beck, Maren Morris and Foo Fighters.
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