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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

ARTICLE: RADIO

Nichols, Newk with Kenny/Elmo, Prez & More

Read "Nichols, Newk with Kenny/Elmo, Prez & More" reviewed by Marc Cohn

We're rotating through our 2019 centenarians--this week Herbie Nichols with tracks from his first Blue Note LP. Our artist log tells me it's time for another deep dive into the vault, including another piano faceoff (because you loved the last one): this time Fats Waller versus Teddy Wilson & Art Tatum. There's more Newk too, recordings ...

ARTICLE: RADIO

New Sounds - Walter Smith III, John Escreet and Maisha

Read "New Sounds - Walter Smith III, John Escreet and Maisha" reviewed by Bob Osborne

Demonstrating the wide variety of music in the jazz world recent releases from Walter Smith, John Escreet and Maisha are featured on this show. With other material, old and new, in between, there is mixed bag of styles, and, sounds on display. Playlist Walter Smith III “Ask Me Now" from Twio (Whirlwind) 00:00 ...

New Journey

Label: Greg Fishman Jazz Studios
Released: 2016

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEW

The Genius of Getz: Greg Fishman at ASU Kerr Cultural Center

Read "The Genius of Getz: Greg Fishman at ASU Kerr Cultural Center" reviewed by Patricia Myers

Greg Fishman: The Genius of Getz ASU Kerr Cultural Center Scottsdale, Arizona April 4, 2015 “The Genius of Getz" as explored by tenor saxophonist Greg Fishman completely mesmerized a rapt audience via the Chicago musician's superior musicianship and fascinating ability as a raconteur during his fourth annual Stan Getz tribute performance ...

NEWS: PERFORMANCE / TOUR

Newport Beach (CA) Summer Jazz Series Begins July 6

Sunset Jazz at Newport, featuring straight ahead jazz from top jazz performers, begins July 6 and will continue for 11 summer Wednesday nights at the Newport Beach Marriott Hotel in Southern California. The concerts take place at the outside Rose Garden, with patrons sitting comfortably at tables. There will be two sets, 6 and 7:30. Both ...

NEWS: FESTIVAL

54th Annual Monterey Jazz Festival September 16 - 18

The 54th Monterey Jazz Festival, three-time winner of the JazzTimes Readers poll for “World's Best Jazz Festival" takes place September 16 to September 18 at the Monterey Fairgrounds, home to the Festival for 54 consecutive years. Described as “a cultural colossus" by the San Jose Mercury News and “a mecca for true jazz fans" by the ...


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