the story so far...


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, Phonte, Ce Ce Peniston, Poi Dog Pondering, 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 was also featured in several episodes of the FOX-TV show, "Empire" and he also composed the score for the Chicago Childrens’ Theatre’s 2014 production of “Bud, Not Buddy."

Discography (as a leader):
1998 - "On the Verge" - Chris Greene and New Perspective
2004 - "jazz" - Chris Greene and New Perspective
2007 - "Soul and Science - Volume One" - Chris Greene Quartet
2008 - "Soul and Science 2 - Electric Boogaloo" - Chris Greene Quartet
2009 - "Merge" - Chris Greene Quartet
2010 - "Playtime" - Chris Greene Quartet
2010 - "Based on a True Story: Live at the Jazz Showcase" (DVD) - Chris Greene Quartet
2012 - " A Group Effort" (CD/DVD) - Chris Greene Quartet
2012 - "Playtime - Volume 2" - Chris Greene Quartet
2014 - "Music Appreciation" - Chris Greene Quartet
2017 - "Boundary Issues" - Chris Greene Quartet
2019 - "PlaySPACE - Chris Greene Quartet" 

Chris Greene is a Vandoren Performing Artist.

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