Greg Essig is musician from Chicago, Illinois who is dedicated to perfecting his craft. Essig was born in 1990 and grew up in Plainfield Il. He attended Northern Illinois University for music performance. There he studied percussion and was fortunate to perform with some of the top ensembles there, including the NIU Steel Band and Jazz Ensemble.
Upon graduation, he began performing regularly in Chicago playing with various artists spanning many different genres. In 2014 he became a member of the fusion group Marbin and toured extensively with them around the states. During this time Marbin opened for legendary guitarists Allan Holdsworth and Scott Henderson. Upon leaving the group Greg toured and performed with other artists such as The Jonathan Scales Fourchestra, and Sidewalk Chalk.
When at home, Greg performs regularly in Chicago with many different artists, playing everything from small venues to headline large festivals. He also records extensively in his home studio providing tracks for commercial usage as well as many independent artists. Greg has recorded drums for commercials used by companies such as Coors, Pepsico, Pinterest, Uber and Vistaprint to name a few.
In addition to a busy performance schedule, Greg also teaches lessons privately, providing great instruction and encouragement from students of all ages and backgrounds.
Greg is constantly on a mission to better his abilities as a musician and drummer. This is very evident in his performances, he clearly shows no signs of slowing down!