Haywood Gregory
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Haywood Gregory

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"The New York Newsday"

Performance at the Michael’s Pub Manhattan -Tribute to Louis Jordan

There were enough high points to be optimistic about the show’s future. Vocalist Haywood Gregory gave the lyrics an appropriately down and dirty sound. The band clicked into place for ‘Early in the Mornin” and pumped up the bass and drums to heighten the funk. - Martin Johnson


"Music-Reviewer.com AMZ Vol. 5 No. 9"

Haywood Gregory is one of those guys whose vocals chops have been honed all over space and time and who, if there was any justice, would be a household name. He has a smooth, effortless strong, vocal delivery that works quite nicely with the confident, competent instrumental backing of Blues Jumpers. - Music Review


"The Distinctive Blues Magazine Issue 47- Fall 2001"

Haywood Gregory has great lung-power, chooses his shrieking spots carefully and is funny and enthusiastic. - Blues Access


"The Blues Authority - Oct 2001"

Singer Haywood Gregory, who possesses pipes several cuts above average, had a hand in two of the strongest tunes, “Hit Man” and “Data Access Blues” - Blues Review


"WVKR Blues - (Poughkeepsie, NY)"

Haywood Gregory sings clearly & in tune, giving this a decidedly different sound that standard rock inspired blues band. - Play List Reviews


"The New York Times"

Performance at The Newport Jazz Festival

Haywood Gregory is a tireless vocalist who belts out the “jump” numbers that are the basis of the Jordan repertory, and he also moves impressively into an occasional slow blues or ballad - John S. Wilson


"52nd Street Jazz Review"

Eddie Harris
The Last Concert

Haywood Gregory’s earthly vocals on two tracks are the perfect foil for Eddies Harris’ impassioned solos. - Les Line


Discography

Haywood Gregory has recorded numerous albums, some include the 1997 " LAST CONCERT CD" with Eddie Harris and Bernard Purdie, the Killer Joe CD, "SCENE OF THE CRIME" featuring E Street's Max Weinberg, distributed by BMG Music, The Blues Jumpers with Haywood Gregory, "LIVIN' LIKE A KING", "MEMPHIS IN MY SOUL" CD released by Bruton Music and "HAYWOOD AND JEANNIE GREGORY, SWINGIN' WITH THE ROMERO BROTHERS" released by Gregota and Rombro Records.

Tracks that have been streamed and received radio airplay includes, "Hitman", "I Need Money", "21st Century Soul Man", "Vice Grip On My Heart", "Living Like A King", "When A Man Loves A Woman", etc.

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Bio

Haywood Gregory, a native of Savannah Georgia, began singing in churches and public schools at the age of seven, and it had been merely a few years he became a professional singer at the age of fourteen. Some of his many accolades include having performed with Morgan Freeman, The Blind Boys of Alabama and The Soul Stirrers (1988) in the broadway hit play "GOSPEL AT COLONUS" at the Lunt-Fontanne Theatre in New York City, touring throughout the United States and Europe performing at various festivals such as the Newport Jazz Festival (RI), the 36th Montreux Jazz Festival (Switzerland), and the 20th Savannah Jazz Festival (GA)., and numerous appearances on the Joe Franklin Show. Haywood made his big screen movie debut, singing in the hit movie" THE KING OF NEW YORK" starring Christopher Walken. Haywood has shared center stage with such notables as Bruce Springsteen, Carl Perkins, Dion, Bruce Willis, Freddie Jackson, Tony Bennett, Liza Minnelli, Lionel Hampton, Bobby Watson, Buddy Guy, The Oak Ridge Boys, Otis Blackwell, Ronnie Dove, Issac Hayes, George Coleman, BB King, The Drifters, The Marvelettes, The Blues Jumpers, and many more great stars. Haywood is a patriot, who has been awarded two resolutions from the New Jersey General Assembly and the New Jersey State Senate, for being a world class musician and a family man.