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Chris Greco

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 and woodwinds performer 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, performed, and recorded in multiple jazz idioms regionally and abroad.

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Chris Greco-Standards, Vol. 1: “This one is definitely a winner for jazz lovers. A totally excellent jazz listen with some of the highest energy I've heard in 2014! A MOST HIGHLY RECOMMENDED.” Improvijazzation Nation Issue 148, 10/20/2014.


“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 Instrument

Reeds

Location

Atchison, KS

Credentials/Background

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

Music theory, coordinator
Composition
Orchestration
Studio - Woodwinds (flute, clarinet, oboe, saxophone)
Chamber music
History of Jazz (summer online)

Clinic/Workshop Information

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Albums

Standards, Vol. 1
Standards, Vol. 1
gwsfourwinds records
2014
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Trane Of Thought
Trane Of Thought
gwsfourwinds records
2013
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Pleiadian Call
Pleiadian Call
gwsfourwinds records
2002
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  • Solid
    Solid
    Chris Greco
    Standards, Vol. 1

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