The “Blues In Motion” Foundation was established to show an ever-expanding, worldwide audience that the Blues is just that, in MOTION…an important part of our musical and cultural past, and a relevant part of the ever-evolving recording, and live entertainment footprint of the future. Blues music has had more influence on today’s music than any other musical genre. We advocate for the rightful place of Blues music, and the Blues as an art form in U.S., and world culture.
As the Covid-19 pandemic tore through communities across America, Blues artists across the country answered the call to help. The “Blues Brigade” worked relentlessly to gather funds and materials to make masks for those in need. To date, 2000 masks have been delivered. We’re immensely proud of the work we’ve accomplished alongside our community
“I want to make life better for youth and creators of music” says Batiste,
Greg was co-founder of Creative Vibrations Productions, Inc., a music production company that included a music publishing company, record company and label. Greg held the Executive Vice-President position, and served on the board of directors. Responsibilities included contract negotiation, high level management, establishing operational procedures. Participated in all areas of record production: Writing, Arranging, Conducting, Recording, Mixing and Mastering. Produced and helped promote live concerts and events. Greg has formed CreatiVibes, (unrelated), a multi-media production company which includes audio and video production. Other corporate experience include years in health care administration for United Health Care, Alta Bates hospital, and Kaiser, during which time Greg again conducted public speaking, workshops, and eventually retired.