Greg Fishman

About the Author Saxophonist and flutist Greg Fishman is an accomplished performer, recording artist, author, teacher and clinician. Born in Chicago in 1967, he began playing professionally at age fourteen. Greg graduated from DePaul University in Chicago with a degree in Jazz Performance, and earned a Masters Degree in Jazz Pedagogy from Northwestern University. He is among the foremost experts on the music of Stan Getz and is the author of three Getz transcription books published by Hal Leonard. His self-published books, Jazz Saxophone Etudes, Jazz Saxophone Duets, and Jazz Trumpet Duets are in circulation worldwide and have been endorsed by top educators and jazz performers, including Michael Brecker, Jerry Coker and Phil Woods. Greg is a contributing author of jazz theory articles for Jazz Improv magazine, JAZZed, Chicago Jazz Magazine, IAJE Jazz Educators Journal, and was featured on the cover of Saxophone Journal, for whom he also writes. He is the author of the liner notes for the Verve reissue of the Getz recording The Steamer. Greg has toured and performed worldwide with his own group, and with such artists as Phil Woods, the Woody Herman Band, Louis Bellson, Slide Hampton, Conte Candoli, Lou Levy, Clark Terry, Jackie and Roy, Don Menza, Ira Sullivan, Judy Roberts, Jeremy Monteiro, Jimmy Heath, Lou Donaldson, Harry Allen, Jeff Hamilton, Eddie Higgins, and Benny Golson. Greg is the co-founder, along with Brazilian guitarist/vocalist, Paulinho Garcia, of the awardwinning duo, “Two for Brazil.” They perform worldwide, and have recorded five CDs

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Primary Instrument

Saxophone, tenor

Location

Chicago

Willing to teach

Advanced only

Credentials/Background

25+ Years of teaching experience, specializing in saxophone and jazz improvisation. Bachelor's degree in Jazz Performance, Depaul University, 1991 Master's degree in Jazz Pedagogy, Northwestern University, 1999 On faculty of Jamey Aebersold's summer jazz workshops. Author of all three Stan Getz transcription books on the market. Also author of top selling jazz saxophone books, "Jazz Saxophone Etudes," "Jazz Saxophone Duets," and "Jazz Phrasing for Beginners."

Clinic/Workshop Information

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Discography

New Journey

New Journey

Greg Fishman Jazz Studios
2016

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