Theatre Organist: Greg Owen

Greg Owen

Greg Owen was a member of GSTOS until moving to Salt Lake City in 2001 to become staff organist at the Organ Loft Restaurant. His departing concert for GSTOS took place in the year 2000 at the Griffith Beach residence TPO located in Little Falls, N.J. Now a native of Silver Spring, Maryland, Greg has established himself as a widely known concert artist throughout the United States.

Born in 1965, he has had a love for the organ since the age of 9. Some members of GSTOS may remember him as a young child attending the summer organ concerts at the Ocean Grove Auditorium in Ocean Grove, N.J. A student of the late North Jersey theatre organist, Frank Cimmino, he has been inspired by artists such as Virgil Fox, Lyn Larsen, Walt Strony, and Tom Hazelton to establish a  style all his own.

He has concertized for numerous ATOS chapters from the east to the west coasts. GSTOS has featured him at the Trenton War Memorial, the Pascack Theatre, Westwood, the Rahway Theatre, and the residence TPO in Little Falls. He has performed for the New York Theatre Organ Society at the Lafayette Theatre, Suffern, and at New York Military Academy, Cornwall-on-Hudson.

Nationally, he has played at the Byrd Theatre, Richmond, the Alabama Theatre, Birmingham, and many more. He has also performed several times at the Wanamaker Grand Court Organ in Philadelphia.  In 2001, he was awarded the prestigious position as staff organist at the Organ Loft Restaurant in Salt Lake City, where he played for almost 4 years. Equally at home on electronic instruments, Greg has played for many electronic organ societies including the Hammond Organ Society of N.J. He is a Yamaha Electone Festival competition winner. He has accompanied silent films at the Weinberg Centre in Frederick, MD, and has performed at the residence 4/38 Wurlitzer in Great Falls, Virginia.