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Chris Greco

Primary Instrument: Reeds

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.
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Awards

ASCAP-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)
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    Trane Of Thought

    gwsfourwinds records
    2013
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    Pleiadian Call

    gwsfourwinds records
    2002

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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...

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Primary InstrumentReeds

LocationAtchison, KS

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
Benedictine College/Music Department
1020 N. Second Street
Atchison, KS 66002
Office (913) 360-7599
E-mail: cgreco@benedictine.edu

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Applied woodwinds studio
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