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.
AwardsASCAP-Plus Awards 2002-2013
CMJ Top 50 Jazz Albums 2013 - "Trane Of Thought" CD
International Song Contest 2013 Semi-Finalist - "Oliver" (tenor saxophone)
Hollywood Music in Media Awards Finalist 2013 - "Oliver"
International Song Contest 2012 Semi-Finalist - "Messages" (tenor saxophone)
Winner "Best Jazz" - Hollywood Music in Media Awards 2012 - "Maia" (soprano saxophone)
International Song Contest 2011 Semi-Finalist - "The Open Door" (clarinet)
Hollywood Music in Media Awards Finalist 2011 - "Merope" (flute)
Julius Hemphill Composition Award 2001 Finalist - "The Flight Of A Bird Leaves No Trace" (flute)
Trane Of Thoughtgwsfourwinds records
Pleiadian Callgwsfourwinds records
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- Trane Of Thought by Dan Bilawsky