Sakae Artist: Grzegorz "Greg" Krawczyk

Grzegorz ‘Greg’ Krawczyk plays drums since he was 7 years old. He took lessons from: Artur Malik, Dom Famularo, David Garibaldi, Liberty DeVitto, Atma Anur inter alia. The way he teaches has been influenced also by meeting with: Czesław Bartkowski, Michał Dąbrówka, Czarek Konrad, Robert Luty, Tomek Łosowski and such wolrd giants as: Dom Famularo, Ed Thigpen, Ralph Petersom Jr., Gregg Bissonette or Simon Phillips.

However, his education is not only self-education and private lessons with world-class drummers and educators. Grzegorz also attended the National School of Music in Cracow and the Silesian University in Cieszyn on the direction of artistic education in the musical arts with the main instrument – drums.

He is the drummer of DETOX band but he cooperates with other musician and vocalists, inter alia: Patrycja Markowska, Piotr Krupa, Mateusz Ziółko, Paweł Mąciwoda (Scorpions), Steven Logan, Liam MacMhurri.

He teaches since 2002, when it began working with the school Yamaha in Krakow. In 2004 he signed contract with Vic Firth company becoming the first Polish PDT Educator (Private Drum Teaching). He taught e.g. Igor Falecki. Since 2007 he has been teaching in Cracow Private Jazz and Dance Music School. He conducts workshops and in that field he cooperated with e.g. outstanding bass player - Steve Logan. He cooperated also with drums magazines: 2007-2009 – „Top Drummer”, since 2009 – „Perkusista” (The Drummer).

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Greg's Set-Up

Almighty Series

Select, 6 ply North American Maple shells. Heavier lugs help to focus vibration and sound transmission to the shell edge. Cradle Mounting System for tone isolation.

  • 22 x 18 Bass drum
  • 10 x 7 Tom
  • 12 x 8 Tom
  • 14 x 12 Floor tom
  • 16 x 14 Floor tom
  • 13 x 6.5 snare drum

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Gregs Bio, Continued

In 2009, he started work by Art Coaching with one of the best coaches in Poland - Emilia Żurek. Art Coaching it is the job on self-development, not only music, but also mental, ensuring a high level of artistry, positive emotions and fun. Elements of Art of Coaching, in particular the Drum Coaching, Grzegorz uses in his teaching.

As the first in Poland he began to learn to play the drums on-line, via Skype.

In March 2013 he became Polish Sabian endorser, he also belongs to Sabian Education Network.

He has made many studio recordings, of which deserve special attention CDs: Piotr Krupa „Twój w pamięci ślad” and BartBass "Progressive Life" at which he worked with Paweł Mąciwoda from the Scorpions and of course single of DETOX „Nie jestem trybem / Oczy me zapłoną”.

Grzegorz also plays many live concerts, both with his band and guest appearances with others, on big and small stages at home and abroad.