Gregg Karukas is a smooth jazz keyboardist and pianist, originally from the Washington, D.C.-Maryland area. He experimented with keyboards as a child, but it was not until his teens that he pursued music professionally. Gradually, he developed a melodic and soulful style of music that made him a mainstay on smooth jazz and radio circuit.
Karukas strives to write music that evokes strong emotions. His best-known singles, "Girl in the Red Dress" and "Nightshift", reflect a funky, smooth jazzy styling familiar to his fans. Karukas has collaborated with Brazilian composer Dori Caymmi and Ricardo Silveira on several projects. With eleven solo albums and many sessions and tours with prominent jazz artists, Gregg Karukas has established himself as one of the leading musicians of the format. He has a wife named Yvonne and two loving sons named Stevie and Alex. Stevie is a gifted young musician and so is Alex.