Chris Greene Chris Greene

Saxophonist and composer Chris Greene was born in Evanston, IL. He spent his formative years in the award-winning Evanston High School Wind and Jazz Ensembles. As a teenager 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. Greene returned to Chicago in 1994 and has since collaborated with some of the nation’s most creative and versatile musicians. As a performer, Greene can be seen with many different groups - in many different genres. He also leads his own critically-acclaimed group, the Chris Greene Quartet. He has also performed or recorded with the following artists: Common, The Temptations, Eric Roberson, Ed Motta, Steve Coleman & Five Elements, Maysa Leak, Ten City, Sheena Easton, Steve Cole, Michael Manson, Andrew Bird, The J. Davis Trio, Chris Rob, Vic Lavender, Jesse De La Pena, Liquid Soul and The Mighty Blue Kings.

Chris Greene has also been featured as an actor in several episode of the hit FOX-TV show, “Empire” and he also composed the score for the Chicago Childrens’ Theatre’s recent production of “Bud, Not Buddy.


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”...a post-bop maverick intent on shaking things up for the mainstream.” —AllAboutJazz.com

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

“Greene continues to evolve as one of the best young players in the city.” - JazzChicago.net

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Albums by Chris Greene

Album PlaySCAPE by Chris Greene

PlaySCAPE

Self Produced
2019

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Album Boundary Issues by Chris Greene

Boundary Issues

Single Malt Recordings
2017

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Album Music Appreciation by Chris Greene

Music Appreciation

Single Malt Recordings
2014

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Album A Group Effort by Chris Greene

A Group Effort

Single Malt Recordings
2012

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Album Merge by Chris Greene

Merge

Single Malt Recordings
2010

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Album Merge by Chris Greene

Merge

Single Malt Recordings
2009

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