Chris Greco

Endorsing artist: Selmer Paris saxophones, Gonzalez reeds, Silverstein Works Pro Team

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 includes: 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.”

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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

Woodwind

Location

Kansas City

Credentials/Background

D.M.A., Performance (UCLA)
M.A., Music Composition
B.A., Music

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


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

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Discography

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
2003

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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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