Born: July 19, 1959
Saxophonist, clarinetist, and flutist Chris Greco free lanced, recorded, explored small, medium, and large group formats and was a significant contributor to the jazz culture of Los Angeles during the 1980's and the 1990's. His Los Angeles jazz projects can be found on the gwsfourwinds records label.
Greco is a composer, performer, woodwinds player shaped by the influences of American jazz music, folk, rock, non-western and the western/European music traditions. He holds degrees in performance (D.M.A., UCLA) and composition (M.A.), and has explored and performed in experimental groups, and multiple jazz idioms regionally and abroad.
- Trane Of Thought by Dan Bilawsky
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Standards, Vol. 1, y'all, is the sort of crazy, too hip, freaky, whoa- listen-to- THAT, jazz-plus material that got me so hip to Dave Liebman, Paul Motian, and other world class hipsters back when I was discovering not only ECM but also Brubeck, Miles, Weather Report, and all the rest of the cats who still have my brain jangled....Greco interprets classic jazz numbers in a way that makes you think he wrote 'em, and he grabs straight-ahead by the throat, jumps on its back and makes it dance, which is EXACTLY what ears like mine are forever athirst for. FAME Review, Mark S...
Credentials/BackgroundD.M.A., Performance (UCLA)
M.A., Composition (California State University, Los Angeles)
B.A., Music (California State University, Los Angeles)
Dr. Christopher J. Greco
Associate Professor of Music
1020 N. Second Street
Atchison, KS 66002
Office (913) 360-7599
Music theory, coordinator
Studio Applied Woodwinds (flute, clarinet, oboe, saxophone)
History of Jazz (summer online)