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Memorable Manitobans: Greg Lowe (1957-2017)

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Greg Lowe
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Musician, composer.

Born at Winnipeg on 30 June 1957, his interest in music, and specifically the guitar, began at the age of 10. He attended the Grant MacEwan College in Edmonton, Alberta then spent four years touring Canada with several musicians from Toronto. He returned to Winnipeg in 1990 and recorded an album, the first of seven by the time of his death. He played with The Ministers of Cool, SwingSoniq, The Chess Club, and Woody Holler and his Orchestra. He composed and performed music for over thirty theatre productions, over twenty radio dramas and musicals, and had several orchestra pieces broadcast by the CBC. He performed with the Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra, Manitoba Chamber Orchestra, Manitoba Theatre Centre, Prairie Theatre Exchange, and Theatre Projects Manitoba. He died at Winnipeg on 13 May 2017.

Sources:

Winnipeg composer Greg Lowe remembered as ‘joyous,’ fun,” CBC News, 15 May 2017.

Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 18 May 2017.

Bio, GregLowe.com.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 18 May 2017

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