CGQ clinic information
"Thank you so much for coming to visit the students at Harold Washington College! The solos, cohesiveness, and musical communication of your group were great. Our students really benefited from the topics you covered as well. We will be in touch regarding having you back next year!"
- Matthew Shevitz, D.M.A.. Associate Professor and Chair of Humanities & Music Department, Harold Washington College
"Chris and his quartet were professional and offered a wonderful clinic experience to our three jazz ensembles. The insight they gave into improvisation, musical interaction, and communication as an ensemble was extremely valuable. I would have them back in a heartbeat!"
- Austin O'Brien, Director of Bands, Saint Patrick High School
"From the moment he started giving the combo instruction, it was obvious he was able to connect with the students. Then he demonstrated some of what he was discussing with the students by playing for them. They rarely get to hear someone up close who has such mastery over his instrument. When he started to work with the jazz band, he gave them great instruction to help them take their performance ability up to the next level. He worked with them on building and sustaining energy, clarity of articulation, and playing together for a “tight” sound. Not only did the kids learn a lot from this clinic, but I did as well. I am excited for the next time Mr. Greene can come out to work with us again."
- Matthew Janus - Director of Bands, Gemini Junior High School.
“Chris and his quartet did a fantastic job of firing up our jazz students when playing for the opening night of our jazz program. His musical colleagues were eager to share their ideas with the kids, and they did a great job of integrating the students into an informal jam session in the workshop.”
- Dr. David Fodor, Director of Bands, Evanston Township High School.
"It was a real pleasure having Chris at Knox College. Chris' passion for music is evident not only in his exceptionally creative approach to improvisation, composition, arranging, and musical interaction and communication in performance, but also in his interest in working with students at every level. He brings a rich knowledge of harmony, improvisational theory and technique together with a genuine love of the music and conveys these with an easy-going style infused with a lot of humor and fun."
- Nikki Whittaker-Malley, Director of Jazz Studies, Knox College.
"[The Chris Greene Quartet] offer a unique opportunity for students to work with young professional jazz musicians from the Chicago area. They relate well with students and are all good teachers. You couldn't find better role models than these young musicians."
- Dominic Piane, Director of Jazz Studies, University of Chicago Laboratory Schools.
"Chris Greene's Quartet provided my three jazz groups with great clinic experiences. All the band members were articulate, and they demonstrated a true enthusiasm for their art and for sharing it with young musicians. The guys were able to demonstrate what happens when a group of musicians really does think as one - and they were able to show that to my jazz band students.The kids were impressed with their expertise, and they were delighted with the kind regard the band had for young musicians. I've been teaching for over thirty years and I've worked with a lot of jazz musicians in clinic situations. The Chris Greene Quartet is better than most at articulating what they do - and how they do it - for young players. I'd certainly ask them to come back again - and next time, set aside more time!"
-Jeff Waggoner, Director of Bands, Hinsdale Central High School