"A guitarist to take note of in L.A.'s creative music scene" -LA Weekly
"Uhlmann’s tone evokes an admixture of Bill Frisell and John Scofield as loping grooves coolly collide low-key funk with flashes of rustic Americana... as inviting and warm as any improvised music I experienced last year."
- Chicago Reader (on "Typical Sisters")
"Uhlmann's solo debut is "It's Not Your Fault," a rapturous chamber-pop gem" - Buzzbands LA
“Words and music sometimes feel uncomfortably forced together in art song, but here they are organically joined, with each enhancing the other, and leaving the listener breathless at the haunting beauty of their union.” - Poetry Foundation (of works for chamber ensemble and voice, "Omen" and "Scavenger Loop")
“There are moments of abstract harmonic complexity and beauty that are unmatched, to my ears, by any bands around today." - Jeff Parker (commenting on "Fell Runner")
Gregory Uhlmann is a Los Angeles based guitarist, producer, and composer with a marked propensity towards mixing the prickly and the beautiful. His debut album, "Odd Job", was released in 2016 on Dog Legs Music and in 2017 in Japan on Moorworks. "Odd Job" was described by Chicago Reader as having, "beautiful melodies with somber, baroque arrangements..a lush brand of chamber pop, eschewing excess and eccentricity in favor of a quest for pure beauty". Having written for various chamber ensembles as well as scored for dance and film, his compositions have been played at REDCAT, Tutti Festival, and The Poetry Foundation. As a guitarist he's recorded with John Dederich (Deerhoof), played/recorded with drum legends Brian Blade (Joni Mitchell) and Jay Bellerose (T Bone Burnett), and played on commercials for Vogue and the Netflix TV series, Grace and Frankie. An active member of many bands, Uhlmann plays in Fell Runner, Similar Fashion, River Song Quintet, Typical Sisters, Michael Mull Octet, and Andy Clausen's SHUTTER. Also, an active producer, Uhlmann co founded Dog Legs Music with Tim Carr (Haim/The Americans) in 2016. Together they've worked on projects with Derde Verde, Dia, Andrew Rowan, and Laura Jean Anderson as well as worked on commercials for music supervision companies Walker and Teenage Diplomat.
A Chicago native, Uhlmann grew up in a vibrant community that fostered young musicians growth and had several teachers/mentors including Steve Rodby Bob Palmieri, and Jeff Parker (Tortoise). In 2014 he graduated with a BFA in jazz guitar studies from California Institute of the Arts where he also studied composition, West African music, Balinese gamelan, and North Indian Classical music. He also studied from 2010-2014 with the composer and author, W.A. Mathieu (author of Harmonic Experience).