COMMENTS AND AWARDS

 

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AWARDS
WINNER, NSW STATE FINAL - 1982 YAMAHA MUSICLAND AWARDS MERIT AWARD AT SOUTH PACIFIC INTERNATIONAL SONG CONTEST 1998
RUNNER-UP IN INTERNATIONAL SONGWRITING COMPETITION, JULY 2009. TOP 5 FINALIST IN SONG OF THE YEAR, NOVEMBER, 2009!

Greg's Latin/Jazz composition 'At Sunset' was a top 5 finalist in the Instrumental/Jazz/World Category of Song of the year. That means his song (better than runner-up) will be distributed to top entertainment Record Labels, Producers, Management, Promoters, Media, Entertainment Attorneys, Publicists and Publishers WORLD WIDE! To hear the song for free or download it for 30c click here.  Song of the Year receives entries from all over the world and 5 finalists are chosen. Only the top entries that don't make the finals achieve Runner Up status.

CHART POSITIONS
 
OZZ JAZZ - MP3.com.au
Multiple # 1 Dixieland Artist, # 1 Swing Artist, # 2 Jazz/Blues Artist
GREG ENGLERT - MP3.com.au
Multiple # 1 Dixieland Artist, # 1 Swing Artist, # 1 Latin Artist, # 2 Jazz/Blues Artist, # 2 Easy Listening Artist, # 2 Rock Artist, # 2 Pop Artist, # 5 Pop/Rock Artist, # 10 Overall MP3 Artist
 
GREG ENGLERT COMPOSITIONS - CHART POSITIONS AND COMMENTS
 
THE NUMBER 1'S
 
AT SUNSET -Jo Kenderes - Days Like These
Top 5 finalist - Instrumental/Jazz/World Category, Song of the year competition - November, 2009 Reached number 1 on the MP3.com.au Latin chart  and Jazz chart - first week in
Reached number 3 on the MP3.com.au Other chart - first week in Reached number 7 on the MP3.com.au Jazz/Blues chart - first week in
Reached number 3 on the Soundclick.com Latin/Jazz Chart Reached number 21 on the Soundclick.com Latin chart
Reached number 3 on the Soundclick.com Smooth Jazz Chart Reached number 21 on the Soundclick.com Jazz Chart
"At Sunset” presents an elegant melody. Accompanied by the smooth vocals this makes for the perfect match. From the first note to the last note, this is a song I would listen to on the radio any day."   Song of the year international competition November, 2009 - Music Marketing judge comment  
 
BABY DOLL - Greg Englert - The Melvin Jackson Story
Reached number 1 on the MP3.com.au Dixieland chart - multiple weeks Reached number 1 on the MP3.com.au Swing chart
 
BAD GIRL - Greg Englert and the Roaring 20's Big Band
Reached number 1 on the MP3.com.au Dixieland chart - multiple weeks Reached number 7 on the Songvault.com Jazz chart
Reached number 34 on the Songvault.fm  Jazz Song Finals. "This song makes it clear to me that you are the real deal. The vocals are suave and entertaining. This is a real “kick up your heels” fun kind of song to listen to. 
Fabulous!" 
Song of the year international competition November, 2009 - Music Marketing judge comment
 
DANCE OF THE PENGUINS - Greg Englert - Narooma Suite
Reached number 1 on the Soundclick.com Dixieland chart Reached number 70 on the Soundlick.com Jazz chart
 
DAYS LIKE THESE - Jo Kenderes - Days Like These
Reached number 1 on the MP3.com.au Swing chart 1st week in Reached number 9 on the MP3.com.au Easy Listening chart
Reached number 9 on the Soundclick.com Latin/Jazz  chart Reached number 61 on the Soundclick.com Latin chart
Reached number 3 on the Soundclick.com Smooth Jazz chart Reached number 61 on the Soundclick.com Jazz Chart
"Another masterpiece - beautiful melodies... Excellent you're a modern Herb Alpert"  Bingo Mion - Australia, MP3.com.au "You have an astounding ability in mentally taking your listeners to another place. This song is reminiscent of a breezy summer vacation day. For example when you say, “Soft breezes blow. Why does it have to end?” You have honed one of the most important ingredients when it comes to writing a great song. The melody is both impactful and soft at the same time. Exceptional job!"  Song of the year international competition November, 2009 - Music Marketing judge comment
 
FALLING ANGEL - Greg Englert - The Melvin Jackson Story
Reached number 1 on the MP3.com.au Dixieland chart - multiple weeks  
 
I'M NOT AS THINK AS YOU DRUNK I AM - Greg Englert
Reached number 1 on the MP3.com.au Dixieland chart on 2nd week in Reached number 1 on the MP3.com.au Swing chart on 2nd week in
"Ha ha, I listened to the song, Greg. Very nice, it sounds very drunk, ha ha"  My friend Tom Petty - (yes THE Tom Petty, Heartbreakers, Travelling Wilburys, Rock and Roll Hall of Fame etc)  
 
MY HOUSE, MY DOG AND YOU - Greg Englert - Wockwongs
Reached number 1 on the MP3.com.au Dixieland chart - multiple weeks Merit Award, South Pacific International Song Contest 1998
Reached number 8 out of 346 songs on the Soundclick.com Dixieland Jazz chart  
 
MY LITTLE SHIPWRECK - Greg Englert - The Melvin Jackson Story
Reached number 1 on the MP3.com.au Dixieland chart - multiple weeks Reached number 1 on the MP3.com.au Swing chart
 
RAINBOW DANCE - Jo Kenderes - Days Like These
Reached number 3 on the Soundclick.com Latin Jazz chart Reached number 7 on the MP3.com.au Latin chart
Reached number 7 on the Soundclick.com Latin Jazz chart Reached number 8 on the Songvault.com Latin chart
Reached number 26 on the Soundclick.com Latin chart Reached number 101 on the Soundclick.com Latin chart
Reached number 3 on the Soundclick.com Smooth Jazz chart Reached number 23 on the Soundclick.com Jazz chart
Reached number 1 in the Songvault.fm Latin Song Showcase  
"as far as Bosa Nova's go, this modern day rendition works very well and I thoroughly enjoyed it"  Song of the year international competition July 2009 runner-up - (48 out of 50 points) Studio musician judge comment "Rainbow Dance” is orchestrated in a most creative way. I truly enjoyed how you ended this piece with the sound of chirping birds. This song reminds me of soaking up the sun on an island cruise. Well done!"  Song of the year international competition November, 2009 - Music Marketing judge comment
"Ear Candy" for the weary soul. Keep up the good work, wishing you continued success. Very nice Greg"  Jerry Krahn - Professional Musician and Producer - Nashville Tennessee, USA  
 
SALTY SAM THE SEADOG - Greg Englert - Iluka Days
Reached number 1 on the MP3.com.au Dixieland chart - multiple weeks Reached number 1 on the MP3.com.au Swing chart
 
SWEET AS A NUT - Greg Englert - Wockwongs
Reached number 1 on the MP3.com.au Dixieland chart - multiple weeks  
 
TRUNKETABELLA - Greg Englert - Narooma Suite
Reached number 1 on the Soundclick.com Dixieland chart Reached number 82 on the Soundclick.com Jazz chart
 
WOMBAT WOBBLE - Greg Englert - Wockwongs
Reached number 1 on the MP3.com.au Dixieland chart - multiple weeks Reached number 1 on the MP3.com.au Swing chart
Reached number 1 on the Soundclick.com Dixieland Jazz chart Reached number 79 on the Soundclick.com Jazz chart
 
THE TOP 5'S
 
 
Reached number 3 on the soundclick.com Smooth Jazz chart Reached number 21 on the soundclick.com Jazz chart
 
BIRD OF PARADISE - Greg Englert - Horizons
Reached number 2 on the MP3.com.au Latin chart Reached number 6 on the MP3.com.au Easy Listening chart
 
PRETTY LITTLE GIRL - Greg Englert featuring Nicholas Woodford - Tonight I'm with you
Reached number 2 on the MP3.com.au Rock chart Reached number 4 on the MP3.com.au Pop chart
Reached number 4 on the MP3.com.au Easy Listening chart Reached number 9 on the MP3.com.au Accoustic chart
Reached number 14 on the MP3.com.au Pop & Rock chart Reached number 40 on the Triple J Unearthed Pop/Rock chart
Reached number 10 on the Soundclick.com Adult Contemporary chart  
"Another masterpiece"  Bingo Mion - Australia, MP3.com.au "has a light-hearted endearing quality", "good arrangement, strong melodies"  Song of the year international competition July 2009 runner-up - (64 out of 70 points)  Studio musician judge comment
"Wow I can't believe this, I have had Pretty Little Girl playing over and again, since I first heard it. I can see the influences, and have joined the site"  Jodie Fierce - Singer/songwriter - Great Britain "This song is simple and sweet with subtle emotional nuances throughout. I really enjoy the relaxing, jazzy kind of ambience it creates."  Song of the year international competition November, 2009 - Music Marketing judge comment
"A wonderful love song about the love for your lady. A great romantic song for intimate evenings with the one you love. Fantastic!"  Rockman63 - iTunes review "Kind of indescribable really, why does a pommie choose to go on australian site like this (MP3.com.au), and why should you let me. I have just been entrapped by your crowded house influenced musician Greg Englert, and have the song Pretty Little Girl going on in the background as I write this, perhaps its because it evokes warmth summer, and chilled times when someone thought that about me".  Jodie Fierce - Singer/songwriter - Great Britain
 
THE SWINGING CATS - Greg Englert
Reached number 5 on the Soundclick.com Swing Chart Reached number 35 on the Soundclick.com Jazz Chart
 
TONIGHT I'M WITH YOU - Greg Englert featuring Nicholas Woodford - Tonight I'm with you
Reached number 5 on the MP3.com.au Easy Listening chart Reached number 5 on the MP3.com.au Pop chart
Reached number 6 on the MP3.com.au Rock chart Reached number 21 on the MP3.com.au Accoustic chart
Reached number 29 on the Soundclick.com Adult Contemporary chart Reached number 33 on the Songvault.com Pop chart
Reached number 39 on the Triple J Unearthed Pop/Rock chart  
"the lyrics are magical, a very creative and entertaining sound"  Song of the year international competition July 2009 runner-up - (48 out of 50 points) Studio musician judge comment "That's beautiful, I am thankful your music is available, you're a fantastic musician"  Ida Shoufler/Melrose - USA - Daughter of legendary US Blues and Boogie Woogie Pianist Frank Melrose - 1920's to 1940's
"Pretty song. Beautiful voice. Wow.."  David O'Connor - Boston U.S.A "Your orchestration in this song is immaculate. The way you coordinated your guitar and piano corresponds perfectly with the melody. Beautifully done!"  Song of the year international competition November, 2009 - Music Marketing judge comment
"This is a number one, class song. Nicholas Woodford (I think was in Happenstance?) is amazing as well"  Rockman63 - iTunes review  
 
WHY WON'T YOU BE MINE - Greg Englert - Sings Swing
Reached number 2 on the MP3.com.au Jazz Vocals chart  
"The rhythm in “Why Won’t You Be Mine” is ear catching and flirtatious. This song adds a new approach to the typical “playing hard to get” song. Your lyrics are nice and playful. I enjoy how frolic with the text in this piece. Such as when you say “Buy my clothes from Sacs on fifth. I drink expensive wine”. What a light and lively song you have created!"  Song of the year international competition November, 2009 - Music Marketing judge comment  
 
THE TOP 10'S
 
BLACKBERRY NIP - Greg Englert - Wockwongs
Reached number 7 on the Soundclip.com Dixieland Jazz Chart  
 
DAYS LIKE THESE - Jo Kenderes - Days Like These
Reached number 7 on the Soundclip.com Dixieland Jazz Chart  
 
DON'T TELL ME, SHOW ME - Greg Englert featuring Nicholas Woodford - Tonight I'm with you
Reached number 7 on the MP3.com.au Pop chart Reached number 9 on the MP3.com.au Rock chart
Reached number 21 on the MP3.com.au Easy Listening chart Reached number 41 on the Triple J Unearthed Pop/Rock chart
"Don’t Tell Me Show Me” is a song that is relevant to most people’s lives at one point or another. You do an nice job of making it easy for your listener to imagine the message you are conveying. Such as when you say, “But now the time has come time to make up your mind”. This song will be easily marketable."  Song of the year international competition November, 2009 - Music Marketing judge comment "I really love this song. It reminds us all that sometimes you need to be shown love not just told about it"  Rocklover63 - iTunes review
 
EVERYTHING'S GOING MY WAY - Greg Englert featuring Nicholas Woodford - Tonight I'm with you
Reached number 8 on the MP3.com.au Easy Listening chart Reached number 8 on the MP3.com.au Accoustic chart
Reached number 9 on the MP3.com.au Rock chart Reached number 9 on the MP3.com.au Pop chart
Reached number 94 on the Soundclick.com Adult Contemporary chart  
"The lyrics are perfect....the song is exquisite", "a very powerful and sellable song"  Song of the year international competition July 2009 runner-up - (61 out of 80 points) Studio musician judge comment "The vocals in “Everything’s Going My Way” exhibit excellent control. Your overall instrumentation is exceptional. Well done!"  Song of the year international competition November, 2009 - Music Marketing judge comment
"Greg, you write the best love songs! Nicholas Woodford is an exceptional singer. Fantastic combination"  Rockman63 - iTunes review  
 
YOU GOTTA GET IT GOOD - Greg Englert - Here with you
Reached number 7 on the MP3.com.au Blues chart  
 
GENERAL COMMENTS
 
DIANA'S HOME - Greg Englert
"Greg, Diana and I both Loved the song you composed for My Wife Diana. Thank you so much Greg !!!!"  Carmine D'Amico - Las Vegas - 24 Grammy Award Winner and worlds best studio guitarist. "Our Friend Greg Englert from Australia Honored us with a song Dedicated to my Wife Diana. He titled it "Diana's Home". Beautiful. Thank you Greg . Wonderful Feeling".  Carmine D'Amico - Las Vegas - 24 Grammy Award Winner and worlds best studio guitarist.
 
DREAMS - Greg Englert - Here with you
"The lyrical rhythm in the song is untouchable. Your verse to chorus transition is second to none. “Dreams” should be a nice addition to your catalog. Keep up the good work!"  Song of the year international competition November, 2009 - Music Marketing judge comment  
 
EVERYTHING I HAVE IS YOU - Greg Englert - Here with you
"Greg, a Very Sweet Loving Song. My Wife Diana cried over the words, and the meaning of how wonderful life can be with a loving wife and family. Great!!!!!!!!!!!"  Carmine D'Amico - Las Vegas - 24 Grammy Award Winner and worlds best studio guitarist.  
 
Youtube Video of Greg playing a trumpet solo with a Blues Band at The Basement, Sydney
"VOLA !!! Greg !!! this is AWESOME man ... YES, YES, YES >> MUSIC IS LIFE & LIFE IS MUSIC << Well done !!! we look at this video clip here in Vancouver sipping good morning coffee and every one was overwhelmed ..."  Jan V Habal - Vancouver, Canada. "Nice trumpet playing! Nice sound. I can tell U like "Pops" . I hear a lot of Louie in your playing."  Vinnie Zummo - New York City - Vinnie Zummo is a guitarist, producer, writer, arranger and top call session player. He has recorded many albums with Joe Jackson.
 "Loved your Trumpet solo on that video. Very Slick!!!!!!!!!!"  Carmine D'Amico - Las Vegas - 24 Grammy Award Winner and worlds best studio guitarist.
 
EVERYTHING'S GOING MY WAY - Video clip
"Lovely video and music. I know, this isn't YouTube, but 5 Stars just the same! "  Tom Warner, Kansas City USA "Oh Greg, this is so lovely and touching with the family videos. You've got a new fan!"  Darlene Gist, New York, USA
 
HERE WITH YOU - Greg Englert - Album
"This album is a diversion from Greg Englert's usual work in the jazz idiom. However there are some gems here written by Greg. Definately worth a listen"  Dixielandlover - iTunes review  
 
HORIZONS - Greg Englert - Album
"I was pleasantly surprised to stumble on this album by Greg Englert who is better known as a jazz musician and composer. The songs are easy to listen to but retain both a romantic and lyrical feel that evokes some jazz and some rock and pop, even latin. A really great treat".  Dixielandlover - iTunes review  
 
ILUKA DAYS - Greg Englert - Album
"I must say that it delivers another form of refreshment, one I can't seem to resist..."  Abraham Chibo - Monaco "Sounds good"  Mike Sosna - New York - Independent Producer, Audio Engineer and Pianist who has worked with Patti Austin, Randy Bachman (BTO), Hiram Bullock, Michael Bolton, Ron Carter, Ray Charles, Johnny "Clyde" Copland, Miles Davis, Anton Fig, Lou Gramm (Foreigner), Benny Gramm, Thelma Houston, Whitney Houston, Al Jareau, Lenny Kravitz, KISS/Paul Stanley, Will Lee, Delbert McClinton, Lenny Pickett, Lou Rawls, Nile Rodgers, Philippe Saisse, David Sanborn, Paul Schaffer, Phoebe Snow, Grady Tate, Southside Johnny, Stanley Turrentine, Martha Wash and Bebe & Cece Winans. Mike Sosna has also produced and engineered audio, music, sound design, and voiceovers for companies such as Apple Computer, AT&T, Chevy, Coke, Burger King, Cadillac, Caress, Dupont, Folgers, Ford Trucks, General Motors, Gillette, HBO, McDonalds, NBC, Nestle/M&M's, Pepsi, Pizza Hut, Royal Carribean, Visa, and for television spots featuring Aretha Franklin, Michael Jackson and Madonna.
 
IN TRIBUTE TO LOUIS ARMSTRONG - Greg Englert - Album
"This is GREAT!!! And you are nothing short of genius on the trumpet!"  Ida Shoufler/Melrose - USA - Daughter of legendary US Blues and Boogie Woogie Pianist Frank Melrose - 1920's to 1940's  
 
NAROOMA SUITE - Greg Englert - Album
"Superb Music!...Great writing! - just hearing the clips - think you are writing some of the best jazz in the world right now - really great music, I don't understand a planet where this does not make one's bread and butter - you should be touring the world with this music"  Yves Fracois - Chicago, USA - Top American jazz trumpet player who has performed with Jazz legends Franz Jackson and Paul Bascomb. "That is some fun music!"  Foxycat Ben Fox - Gainesville Florida USA - International web site developer
"Rubo, lascio un bacio!" ("I steal, I leave a kiss!")  Giuliana Vannutelli Akerm - Genoa - Italy "Greg,very cool New Orleans Style Dixieland"  Carmine D'Amico - Las Vegas - 24 Grammy Award Winner and worlds best studio guitarist.
 
WOCKWONGS - Greg Englert - Album
"AWESOME RECORD!!!!"  Yves Fracois - Chicago, USA - Top American jazz trumpet player who has performed with Jazz legends Franz Jackson and Paul Bascomb.  
 
COMMENTS ABOUT GREG
"You have one hell of a great ear Greg"! - Carol Kaye, world's most recorded session musician (40,000+ recordings!) "Greg is a superb musician and songwriter, one of the songs we are working on is a composition of his, he is an excellent trumpet player as well as a multi instrumentalist. if i ever tour Australia he will head a band for me, he is proficient in both jazz and popular musc idioms."   - Yves Fracois - Chicago, USA - Top American jazz trumpet player who has performed with Jazz legends Franz Jackson and Paul Bascomb.
"you are a wonderful artist and it's very lovely to see your extraordinary performances on YouTube" - Alessandro Poli - Italy "I have been listening...and ENJOYING!! Great music, Greg, and you are a fantastic musician!!"  Ida Shoufler/Melrose - USA - Daughter of legendary US Blues and Boogie Woogie Pianist Frank Melrose - 1920's to 1940's
"You are a true classic"  - Darlene Gist - Jazz Piano player, New York "By the way, great tunes, mate"  - Chris Pittman, - North Carolina USA - Media Producer, Director, Composer worked with The Doobie Brothers, Hall & Oates, David Bowie, Nine Inch Nails, INXS etc
"I listened to your music downloads and watched you on Youtube. You are very talented! On the downloads your vocals sound like a cross between Charlie Rich and Carl Perkins". - Chris Rosato, - Guitarist, Philadelphia "we should do a trumpet duet thing someday ".  -
Yves Fracois - Chicago, USA - Top American jazz trumpet player who has performed with Jazz legends Franz Jackson and Paul Bascomb.
"Greg Englert is a Aussie Jazz musician/composer who has a swing that reaches across the seven seas"!  - Athens Abell, Radio presenter,  The Central Valley Hornet, California USA. "Greg Englert is IMHO one of the most fascinating writers in today's traditional jazz world. he plays superb trumpet (and many other instruments as well)" - Yves Fracois - Chicago, USA - Top American jazz trumpet player who has performed with Jazz legends Franz Jackson and Paul Bascomb.
"Love your songs - Super"  Didem Baylan - Ankara, Turkey "I regard Greg Englert very highly and only wish we had the opportunity to play together once in a while".  Bob Barnard, world Jazz Trumpet icon and legend.


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