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Jimmy Greene

saxophone



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Saxophonist, composer, and bandleader Jimmy Greene has emerged as a positive young presence in the creative music world. His solo recordings, True Life Stories (Criss Cross), Forever (Criss Cross), Brand New World (RCA Victor) and Introducing Jimmy Greene (Criss Cross) have been met with much critical acclaim. In fact, Tony Hall of Jazzwise Magazine calls Greene "...without doubt one of the most striking young tenors of recent years."

Greene was born in Hartford, CT on February 24, 1975. From a young age, he exhibited a God-given affinity for music. Greene's parents started him on alto saxophone at age six, and encouraged him to practice. As a high school student, Greene was selected to perform in several Regional, All-Connecticut, and All-New England jazz ensembles and symphonic bands. Greene's music teacher at Bloomfield High School arranged for him to meet and play for Jackie McLean at the famed altoist's community arts school, The Artists'Collective. Of his eager student, McLean commented, "From the beginning, I could tell that he was going to be an exceptional student. He already had a very mature sound and a very mature concept." McLean's teaching over the subsequent years gave the young musician a firm foundation in improvisation, a profound viewpoint of the jazz tradition, as well as the inspiration to seek his own musical identity.


Firehouse 12 Performances

Ben Allison Trio Friday, May 13, 2016, 10:00p
8:30p
Noah Baerman and the Jazz Samaritan Alliance Friday, May 9, 2014, 10:00p
8:30p
Jimmy Greene Quartet Friday, March 27, 2009, 10:00p
8:30p
George Schuller's Circle Wide Friday, November 7, 2008, 10:00p
8:30p
David Berkman Friday, October 6, 2006, 10:00p
8:30p
Jimmy Greene Quartet Friday, May 19, 2006, 10:00p
8:30p
Ben Wolfe Quintet Friday, October 14, 2005, 10:00p
8:30p
Mario Pavone Quintet Saturday, September 24, 2005, 10:00p
8:30p


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