Gregory Cox was born in Seattle, Washington in 1949. His first Trombone teacher was Kenneth Cloud, Principal Trombonist of the Seattle Symphony. His family moved to the Washington, D.C. area in the early 60’s and he studied with Sgt. William Gray of the U.S. Marine Band.
In 1967 Greg was admitted to the Eastman School of Music to study with Emory Remington. Upon graduation, Cox moved to North Carolina to play 2nd Trombone in the North Carolina Symphony and teach at the North Carolina School of the Arts.
In 1976, at the invitation of Maestro Kazuyoshi Akiyama, Greg returned to the Pacific Northwest to play 2nd Trombone in the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra. He soon added teaching positions at the Vancouver Academy of Music, University of British Columbia and Western Washington University.
In addition, Greg has performed with the Rochester Philharmonic and Opera and the Winston-Salem Symphony, the orchestras of Regina and Winnipeg and the former C.B.C. Vancouver Radio Orchestra.
Greg has recorded for Naxos, Note, Polydor, CRJ and C.B.C. labels. He has also played on numerous film scores, the National Anthems and prerecords for the 2010 Winter Olympics.
During the summers Greg is Principal Trombonist at the Eastern Music Festival. Greg is currently (2016-17) in his third season as acting Principal Trombonist with the Vancouver Symphony.
Greg is married to Marian Turner, a Violinist. Their daughter, Carolyn is an actor and writer in New York City.