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Greg Simmons served in the Marine Corps, where he reached the rank of Sergeant in 3 years, earned several awards, and was honorably discharged. He earned a BA from San Francisco State University, during which time he produced his first record, taught English and conducted Performing Arts workshops to disadvantaged youth during summer school, and was listed among the Outstanding Young Men of America, a national award.A public speaker and published writer, Greg has lectured in the San Francisco Library system, and has served on the San Francisco Community College board.


Greg has worked with Young Community Developers Inc in San Francisco, in various capacities, including Area Supervisor, Job Developer, and Employment Specialist. Responsibilities included interview training and preparation, resume writing, and proposal writing. Received company award for outstanding achievement. Other non-profit experience include working with the Bayview Opera House, and serving on the board of 4 Visions Productions.


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.


Greg’s production experience includes engineering for Ed Anderson of Mindseed Records, co-creater of Pac Man, Ms Pac Man, and all the early Namco video games. Duties included recording, studio setup and coordination, radio commercial production, and video production. Related duties included art, photography, and graphic editing, artist development, and live performances. Bassist, Vocalist, Music Director, Entertainer, Greg has served as Music Director for EC Scott, Michael Henderson, the Starlight Orchestra, and a host of Bay Area Artists. As bassist, Greg has worked with such artists as Ledisi, Martha Reeves, Freda Payne, Barbara Morrison, DeWayne Wiggins, Boni Boyer, Maria Muldaur, Lenny Williams, and the Ebony Fashion Fair, and has shared the stage with such acts as Earth, Wind, & Fire, Ray Charles, Lou Rawls, Boz Scaggs, Herbie Hancock, Peter Yarrow, and Loretta Divine. Greg continues to write and record for CreatiVibes Music.