Lloyd Gregory is a well-established classic jazz guitarist whose style is smooth, soulful, melodic, flowing and immediately likeable. What makes his approach distinctive is that it evokes unique hints of his extensive R&B roots. He is a master of both acoustic and electric guitar. Although Gregory has released five critically acclaimed albums of his own, he has also recorded with Martha Reeves, MC Smooth and Freddie Stewart (Sly & The Family Stone); and has performed onstage with Rodney Franklin, Stanley Clarke, George Duke, Gerald Albright, Lenny Williams (Tower of Power), Freda Payne, The Dells, and Lowell Fulsom. He spent years touring extensively while serving as the musical director for The Ballads, Natural Four and Jesse James, and performed on their albums. As a studio musician in Los Angeles, Gregory worked with producer Richard Perry and played sessions with top musicians such as Klaus Voorman (The Beatles), Arthur Adams (B.B. King, Quincy Jones), Harvey Mason (Herbie Hancock, George Benson) and Joe Sample (The Crusaders). Raised in Cleveland a part of a musical family, Gregory is now primarily based in San Francisco and has been a popular entertainer on the Bay Area music scene for several decades. Minor 7th: Accoustic Music Review says, “Lloyd expertly fuses soul, pop and jazz, forging a hybrid that is both enjoyable and intellectually stimulating.” " Gentle Warrior" is Gregory's first album for Stanley Clarke's Roxboro Entertainment Group label. . He is currently celebrating the success of his current CD, Gentle Warrior, which has been on the jazz indie and radio airplay charts for a remarkable four months. Gentle Warrior was #5 on the Radar Chart,” which tracks Radar radio airplay. It was #6 on the Top 50 Indie Chart” and #23 on the “Smooth Jazz Top 50 Albums Chart.” “BDS/Billboard Smooth Jazz National Airplay Chart” ranked Gentle Warrior at #29.
It has been stated "Watching and hearing Lloyd Gregory play is not a show it's an “experience”.
“I love Lloyd's style as a musician,” the legendary bassist Stanley Clarke says. “He is a sweet, warm guy, which comes out in his music. His music reminds me of a modern-day Wes Montgomery.”