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Chris Greene

Born: August 28, 1973    Primary Instrument: Sax, tenor

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.

Discography (as a leader): 1998 - "On the Verge" - Chris Greene and New Perspective 2004 - "jazz" - Chris Greene and New Perspective 2007 - "Soul and Science - Volume One" - Chris Greene Quartet 2008 - "Soul and Science 2 - Electric Boogaloo" - Chris Greene Quartet 2009 - "Merge" - Chris Greene Quartet 2010 - "Playtime" - Chris Greene Quartet 2010 - "Based on a True Story: Live at the Jazz Showcase" (DVD) - Chris Greene Quartet 2012 - " A Group Effort" (CD/DVD) - Chris Greene Quartet

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