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Greg has been a judge since 2006

Greg Diethrich

Bitter Jester Music Festival Judge

Greg is a Highland Park-based percussionist, music educator, and nonprofit leader. He holds a Ph.D. in ethnomusicology and has studied music and culture from many parts of the world, including long-term fieldwork in India and in Trinidad. Greg is equally passionate about rock/funk, jazz, world music, and art music. He has been a visiting professor at a number of colleges and universities, and currently serves on the percussion faculty of the Music Institute of Chicago.

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