A native of Hartford, CT, Grammy Award-Nominated saxophonist, composer and educator Jimmy Greene has emerged as a positive presence in the jazz world. His multiple solo recordings have been met with critical acclaim, and Tony Hall of Jazzwise Magazine (UK) calls Greene “…without doubt one of the most striking young tenors of recent years.” Greene’s most recent albums, Beautiful Life and Flowers, celebrate the life of his daughter, Ana Márquez-Greene.
The Jimmy Greene Quartet performs regularly in jazz venues, festivals and clubs worldwide, including the Village Vanguard (New York), Le Club (Moscow), Casa del Jazz (Rome), Sunside Jazz Club (Paris), and others. In addition to his recording and appearances as a leader, Greene appears on over 70 albums as a sideman, and has performed with Horace Silver, Tom Harrell, Freddie Hubbard, Harry Connick, Jr., Avishai Cohen, Kenny Baron, Lewis Nash, Steve Turre, the New Jazz Composers Octet and the Carnegie Hall Jazz Band, among many others.
Greene is Assistant Professor of Music and Assistant Coordinator of Jazz Studies at Western Connecticut State University in Danbury, CT. Previously, he has served as Assistant Professor of Jazz Saxophone at the University of Manitoba, Visiting Assistant Professor of Music at Purchase College (State University of New York), as Lecturer at the Jackie McLean Institute of Jazz at the Hartt School (University of Hartford) and as an Instructor at the Greater Hartford Academy of the Arts.
To learn more about Jimmy Greene, visit www.jimmygreene.com