The Director of Jazz and Commercial Studies is Dave
Gregoric and has served at Valley Christian Schools
for 12 years. Mr. Gregoric studied at Cal State Long
Beach, the L.A. jazz workshop and graduated from
William Jessup University with a B.S in Theology. He
holds another B.A. in Christian Leadership with a
minor in Jazz Performance.
Mr. “G” is has recorded with Pete Escovedo, Andy Narrel, Buddy, Montgomery, Cab Calloway, Della Reese, Smith Dobson, Ray Brown, Dave Eshelman, Zasu Pitts Memorial Orchestra and has performed with The Temptations, Big Lou and the Polka Princess, Jimmy Heath, Confunktion, Bobby Watson, Cyndi Lauper, Gerri Allen, Sheila E., Guy Lomardo, Michael W. Smith, Louis Bellson, Steve Turre, Twyla Paris, Frankie Valle, The Drifters, Sapo, Disneyland, Great America, Vic Demone, Jamie Davis, Jamie Davis, Ron Konali, Martha and the Vandelas, Dick Bright’s SRO, Little Anthony, Princess-Royal Norwegian-Western cruise lines, Circus Vargas, and the Bentley Brothers Circus.
He has also taught at the Stanford Jazz Workshop, Monterey Jazz Festival Summer Camp, Jazz Camp West, Graded Jazz festival (Brazil), Lafayette Summer Music Jazz Workshop, Donner Mine Jazz camp, Osaka Jazz festival (Japan), San Jose Jazz Society and adjudicated at the Santa Cruz Jazz Festival, CMEA (Central Coast and Bay section) Jazz Festivals, Folsom Jazz Festival, and ACSI Music Festival. Cuesta College Jazz Festival, Cal State Hayward Jazz Festival and is currently a member of MENC, CMEA and IAJE.