Award-winning composer and performer Chris Greco has followed a path in music of discovery and accumulation. He has composed and performed a broad and diverse range of jazz music, classical chamber, and concert hall music. He draws from the music traditions of the past and the present within the worlds of jazz, non-western music, twentieth century music, American popular music, and the classical repertoire.
As a composer and multi-instrumentalist Greco's development was shaped in Los Angeles. Guided by a broad approach, and a searching curiosity Greco explored a variety of jazz styles, groups, and changing instrumental formats; duo, trio, quartet, quintet, sextet, and large ensembles. He was a significant contributor to the mainstream, modern/post-modern, and mixed-genre jazz culture of Los Angeles in the 80’s and 90’s. The three recording projects on gwsfourwinds records from the 90’s represent his broad view, and the multi-stylistic directions he explored with jazz-based music.
Recognition for his work include: International Song Competition 2017 Semi-Finalist Jazz Composition Rains and Prayers, International Song Competition 2014 Finalist / Honorable Mention Jazz Composition The Open Door, ASCAPlus Awards 2002-2013 concert music and popular music, Trane Of Thought 2013 CD - CMJ Top 50 Jazz Albums 2013, Hollywood Music in Media Awards 2013 Finalist Jazz Composition “Oliver,” International Song Competition 2013 Semi-Finalist Jazz Composition “Oliver,” Hollywood Music in Media Award Best Jazz Award 2012 “Maia,” International Song Competition 2012 Semi-Finalist Jazz Composition “Messages,” Hollywood Music in Media Awards 2011 Finalist Jazz Composition Merope.