Some of the awards Mr. Waters has won were the American Music Foundation Award, Ontario Arts Council Composition Awards, National Endowment for the Arts Grant, NY State Council on the Arts-Meet the Composers Grant, Music Performance Trust Fund Grants, and CMP's NY Council on the Arts Grant. While in college Greg Henry Waters received grants from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, University of North Texas, and Berklee School of Music, Boston.
His Reviews from his albums are terrific: Greg Waters, Milwaukee native, who records in the East and Canada, An exceptionally gifted musician composer. Monitor-Herald, Wax Works. Waters was unknown to this reviewer, but this fine album, Mission, made me really sit up and take notice. Greg is a musician of uncommon ability. Bronx News, Highlights in Jazz, Jack Kleinsinger. Greg Waters' Mission is worth buying without reservation. Waters is skilled, distinctive and plays well ordered music. New Sounds, Will Smith, Omaha, Neb. Waters' Mission Album stands among such artists as Mary Lou Williams, George Russell, Phil Woods, Beaver Harris, Jimmy Guiffre and others in this class. Bullets, Detroit Sun. Reedman Waters is a virtuoso multi- instrumentalist and gifted composer whose music deserves to be heard more widely. The Observation Post, Frederic Seasman, New York City. Greg Waters' convictions and beliefs in music are uncompromising. In Greg's own words, The most important part of music is honesty. That is Waters' Mission. After you experience his work we are sure that you will agree that Greg Henry Waters is one of today's most constructive new forces in the world of music.
While in New York, Greg started The Greg Waters Jazz Chamber Orchestra,
The Greg Waters Composer's Ensemble, The Music Show and The Children's