Greg Pakstis is a professional guitarist. He's played professionally for over 30 years. He's played everything from Broadway touring productions, backing up name artists, and Walt Disney World shows, to club work, house bands, conventions, weddings and private parties. Studio work as well. In ensemble or solo. He does it all. Professional, responsible, and on time. Great tone, style, and feel. Tastefulness and appropriateness are always at the forefront in this man's approach to the guitar. He is extremely well suited to the corporate background music venue.
Speaking of style, or styles that is, Greg can handle Rock, Pop, Jazz Standards, Latin, Big Band, Smooth Jazz, Funk, R&B, Country, and Classical. Reads music and can fake tunes. The right guitar and sound for the job as well as the right look. Bases covered.
Bob Hope, George Burns, Bernadette Peters, Tommy Tune, Carol Channing, Bobby Vinton, Al Martino, Mitzy Gaynor, Peabo Bryson, Suzanne Somers, Ben E. King, The Platters, The Drifters, Rich Little, Scott Record, Mark Zauss, The Tokens The Les Elgart Orchestra, Marlene Ricci, Danny Ganz, Jay Trayner Anthony Newly, Patti Page, Petula Clark, Don Rickles, Regis Philbin , Joe Piscopo, The Crests...
Featured guitarist and musician lead in Disney's Animal Kingdom production "TARZAN ROCKS". Music from the animated feature film is showcased by a live band to over 6000 people daily in an $11 million production that also featured dancing and stunt work. One of Disney World's finest live shows with much critical acclaim. Print and promo work associated with the show included a year-long nationwide promotion in 2003 with Kellogg's Pop Tarts featuring Greg's image on the rear box panel.
KIDS OF THE KINGDOM show ensemble guitarist @ Disney's Magic Kingdom (1989-2001). Epcot show "CANADANCE" (1996).
Over 20 years as a statused Walt Disney World musician .
PIT ORCHESTRA EXPERIENCE (Broadway touring ensembles) Bye Bye Birdie A Chorus Line Fiddler on the Roof
Numerous Professional Local theatre productions
TELEVISION EXPERIENCE "NAHTAZU"- Disney Animal Kingdom commercial Japanese television show "TARZAN ROCKS" "IT'S SATURDAY"- Australian television show, sidelined for China Phillips
CLIENT LIST (selected) ACG Orlando Accenture 'Anthony Bell Creations' gallery, New Smyrna Beach Bass Pro Shops Bayer Healthcare 'Bella' - Susan & Davey Johnson Brand Source Cisco 'Citrus' restaurant, uptown Orlando Concours d'Elegance, Winter Park Daytona Beach Jazz Fest Easter Seals - Melbourne Fl. Chapter Express Systems, Inc. Fidelity Gaylord Palms Gibson, Dunn, & Crutcher, LLP IBM Cloud Innovation Images Art Festival, New Smyrna beach Interlachen country club Kissimmee Jazz Fest Lake Region country club Leu Gardens Lowndes, Drosdick, Doster, Kantor, & Reed, P.A. Mad Cow Theatre Mark Monteson Productions Mitzubishi Power Systems Morgan Stanley National Association of Catering Executives (NACE) Natron X technologies New Smyrna Jazz Fest Orlando Repertory Theater Orlando Science Center Port Orange YMCA Postal Customer Council, Orlando Ritz-Carlton, Grande Lakes Resort Robb & Stuckey Stetson Baseball - Coach Pete Dunn's 1000th victory celebration Summit Holdings Theatre Downtown, Orlando Tower Hill Insurance Victoria Hills country club, Deland
Winter Park Sidewalk Arts Festival
Winter Park Fall Arts Festival Walt Disney World