It is with heavy hearts that we mourn the passing of Greg Howard, a beloved Chapman Stick player and musician from Charlottesville, Virginia. Howard was a talented musician who made significant contributions to the local band scene with his unique sound and unparalleled skills.
How did Greg Howard die ?
The stickist community was saddened to learn of the passing of Greg Howard, an incredibly talented musician and educator. The official announcement was made on the Stickist Forum, where it was clear that Greg was highly regarded and respected within the community.
Described as a dedicated friend and family man, it’s clear that Greg was loved by all who knew him. However, it’s his impact on the Chapman Stick community that will serve as his lasting legacy. As the most significant figure in the community, Greg inspired and taught countless musicians worldwide, leaving behind a wealth of knowledge and an incredible musical legacy. His contributions to the world of music will be forever remembered and cherished.
What was his cause of death ?
The news of Greg Howard’s passing has left the music community in shock and mourning. As an unparalleled solo musician and dedicated team player, he carved a unique path in the industry, leaving an indelible mark on all those who had the honor of listening to his work. His love for the Stick and the Chapman family business was unmatched, and he played an integral role in its promotion. While the exact cause of his death remains unknown, his legacy as a musician and teacher will undoubtedly continue to inspire others for years to come.
Who was Greg Howard ?
Charlottesville, Virginia has produced many talented musicians over the years, and Greg Howard is no exception. A Chapman Stick player, Howard was born in 1964 and has been entertaining audiences for decades. Prior to joining Stick in 1985, Howard played saxophone and keyboards in local bands. In 1987, he collaborated with guitarist Tim Reynolds on the early recording Sticks and Stones, and later worked with the Dave Matthews Band on two albums as well as live performances. Howard’s musical talents extended beyond the Stick, as he also collaborated with saxophonist LeRoi Moore on multiple projects. In 2000, the Greg Howard Band released their album Lift, featuring the Dutch musicians Jan van Olffen, Jan Wolfkamp, and Hubert Heeringa. With such a rich musical history, Howard has left an indelible mark on the Charlottesville music scene.
Tributes pours to Greg Howard death
I received some terrible news at our show last night… Greg Howard passed away… he was considered to be one of the greatest stick players in the world… I was actually playing a gig with one of his students and my teacher.. it was beyond words to finish the show… but we did a great show…
I knew Greg somewhat through my teacher… Greg always would give me encouragement… he was a true artist… I had a few very nice interactions but honestly I’m kind of in shock now… all I can say is thank you Greg for everything and rest in piece 😢
Sad to hear
Greg Howard passed away.. knew him since the 80’s.. Rest In Power my friend!!