Greg Gatien has been part of the Red Lodge faculty since 2004. He is an Associate Professor at Brandon University in Manitoba, where he a member of the jazz faculty and currently chairs the Applied Department. Teaching saxophone, improvisation, jazz history, and directing ensembles, Greg is an active educator and maintains a busy schedule adjudicating festivals and giving masterclasses. An accomplished performer, Greg has played with many icons of the jazz tradition, including Kenny Wheeler, Benny Carter, Joe Henderson, and Bob Brookmeyer. He has been featured on numerous recordings and radio broadcasts in both Canada and the US, including Dean McNeill’s “Prairie Fire,” the “Art Pepper Plus 11” project, and the “Re-Birth of the Cool” project. Greg is also a frequent collaborator with renowned American pianist and composer John Harmon, performing with him here in Red Lodge, Los Angeles, Wisconsin and recently a tour of Western Canada. Greg has been a regular member of the Winnipeg Jazz Orchestra since 2002, getting to perform with many of Manitoba’s finest jazz musicians and a myriad of national and international jazz figures. When not playing saxophone, Greg enjoys reading poetry.
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