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Gregg Young

Gregg, originally from San Francisco, was signed to a major label recording contract when in his teens and had an "NFL or NBA" musical experience while touring and recording. Gregg has been in shows that included such acts as Jimi Hendrix, Bob Dylan, Steve Miller, Creedence Clearwater Revival, Linda Ronstadt, Steppenwolf, Iron Butterfly, Eric Burden, War, Jose Feliciano and others. Gregg has had the privilege of having guitar great Carlos Santana as a friend and mentor, and learned a great deal while playing with Bo Diddley and Sly Stone.

He was granted former resident status of Alcatraz due to an overnight stay (to make music) during the Indian occupation. In 2018, Young released a solo steel string guitar album, Alcatraz, which was considered in 2 Categories for a Grammy in 2019 for "Best Roots Performance" & "Best Contemporary Instrumental Album".

Revered as one of the hottest jazz bands in LA, multi-genre, award-winning Gregg Young & the 2nd Street Band continue to bring musical, cross-generational excellence to the community and the world. Led by award-winning guitarist and vocalist Gregg Young, The 2nd Street Band is currently the house band at the iconic California Landmark, The Dome Arclight Entertainment Center in Hollywood. The band has been nominated Best Jazz, Best Pop, Best Latin, and most recently Best Americana/Folk/Acoustic for the Hollywood Music in Media Awards. In addition to these nominations, Gregg and the Band have won Best Blues, Best Funk/Groove for the Hollywood Music in Media Awards, as well Smooth Jazz Artist of the Year for the LA Music Awards. Gregg Young is owner and founder of Shore Records. The band currently has 376,213 spins on Pandora for their award-winning music.

The Second Street Band is a pool of approximately 40 world-class musicians and vocalists led by Gregg Young, singer, guitarist, ASCAP songwriter/publisher & NARAS Member.

The band is currently performing post Covid-19, Concerts on the Driveway. The Band's varied lineups encompass a variety of music styles including Jazz, Blues, R & B, Reggae, Caribbean Steel Drums Rock-n-Roll and Latin Jazz. Playing on Gregg's Driveway, literally.


Unanimous Choice, Smooth Jazz Artist of the Year - LA Music Awards Best of Jazz Nominee - Hollywood Music Awards Just Nominated, Best of Blues - Hollywood Music and Media Awards


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As I listen to “Instrumentally Yours” I lack the musical vocabulary to compliment the art of you and your band-mates. I listen to a great deal of what’s known as smooth jazz, and your arrangements are clearly among the very best. I hear the legacy of Wes and Carlos but there is a fresh vitality to all of the sounds. Along the way, I hear perhaps the heritage of Monk and Mongo. Marienthal is his own category. Love the bass! The dialogues between you and the steel drums are magic and I think myself lucky that my son, his girl-friend and I have heard a bit of your music last evening at The Dome, Arclight, Hollywood CA, that I had a chance to chat and to buy your disc. -Anonymous Fan



Recordings: As Leader | As Sideperson

Instrumentally Yours

Shore Records



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