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Chris Greene

Primary Instrument: Sax, tenor

Born: August 28, 1973    

Chris Greene

Saxophonist and composer Chris Greene was born in Evanston, IL. He began playing saxophone at 10, and he eventually spent his formative years in the award-winning Evanston High School Wind and Jazz Ensembles. Around this same time, he began to play professionally with many local pop/rock and jazz bands. Greene eventually went to Bloomington, IN to attend the prestigious Indiana University Jazz Studies program and studied with renowned professor and cellist David Baker. He quickly made his mark within the ranks of the music departments; he rapidly developed his individual style and became lead alto saxophone in the IU concert and lab jazz bands....
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”...a post-bop maverick intent on shaking things up for the mainstream.” --AllAboutJazz.com

“…dynamo…threads each tune with high-octane uplift.” --JazzTimes

“Greene has some set of chops…Keep an eye on this kid…” --Marc Myers, Jazzwax.com

“[Greene] brings to the table new interpretations with a wholesome willingness to explore and redefine the past.” --Chris K., Gods of Music

“…amazing young talent…Chris Greene has sold me on his ability and his drive to be one of the best of all time. Hell, you can hear him learning with each note.” --Chris Gaige, Gods of Music.

  • Music Appreciation

    Single Malt Recordings
    2014
  • A Group Effort

    Single Malt Recordings
    2012
  • Merge

    Single Malt Recordings
    2010
  • Merge

    Single Malt Recordings
    2009
  • Soul and Science, Volume One

    Self Produced
    2007
  • On The Verge


    2002

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Events Calendar

Date Venue Ticket
Aug07 Chris Greene Quartet
Pete Millers
Evanston, IL
Aug14 Chris Greene Quartet
Pete Millers
Evanston, IL
Aug21 Chris Greene Quartet
Pete Millers
Evanston, IL
Aug28 Chris Greene Quartet
Pete Millers
Evanston, IL
Sep20 Chris Greene Quartet
The Jazz Estate
Milwaukee, WI

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CD/LP/Track Review

Music Appreciation by Hrayr Attarian

A Group Effort by Edward Blanco

Merge by C. Michael Bailey

Merge by Bridget A. Arnwine

Soul and Science, Volume One by Bridget A. Arnwine

On The Verge by Mark F. Turner

On the Verge by Todd S. Jenkins

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