Greg Banaszak

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Greg Banaszak
Born (1966-06-23) June 23, 1966 (age 48)
Origin Father Baker's Home for Boys, Lackawanna (Buffalo), New York[citation needed]
Genres European Classical, American Jazz
Instruments Saxophone
Years active 1982 - present
Labels Centaur Records, Chanson, Hyperion, Open Loop
Website www.gregbanaszak.com
Notable instruments
Saxophone

Greg Banaszak (born June 23, 1966) is an American saxophonist specializing in European classical music and jazz.[1] He has performed in both styles through concerto performances, solo and chamber music recitals and jazz festival appearances in the United States, Eastern and Western Europe, the Middle East, and Asia.[2]

Banaszak received a cum laude B.M. from Connecticut’s Hartt School of Music. He holds a M.M. degree from the Fryderyk Chopin University of Music in Warsaw and an Artist Diploma from the Centre Musical d’Annecy in France.[3]

Banaszak is a faculty member of the Baldwin Wallace Conservatory, the Cleveland Institute of Music and Case Western Reserve University.[2][4][5] In 2001 he was appointed to the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences as a voting member for the annual Grammy Awards.[3]

He is represented by Phoenix Classical Ltd. of Canada. Recording primarily on Centaur Records since 1999,[6] he has also produced albums on the Chanson, Hyperion and Open Loop labels.

Discography[edit]

  • The Glazunouv Concerto, Katowice State Symphony Orchestra, Chanson Records, 1991
  • Double Vision (with Christopher Casey), Open Loop Records [now Ranch Records], 1995
  • Saxophone Concertos, Polish National Chamber Orchestra, Centaur Records, 1999
  • Romances for Saxophone and Orchestra, Beethoven Academy Orchestra of Krakow, Centaur records, 2008
  • Tangos y Serenatas, Alan Durst, Corey Whitehead, Centaur Records, 2008 [Producer]
  • Bird w/Strings Revisited, Gorzow Philharmonic Orchestra, Polonia Jazz, 2011
  • Concertos for Saxophone and Orchestra, Centaur records, 2011
  • Duo Concertos for Alto Saxophone, Flute and Orchestra, Podlaise Symphony Orchestra, Centaur Records, 2011
  • Neo-Ragtime: The Music of Brian Dykstra, Centaur Records, 2012

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Greg Banaszak ", Henri Selmer Paris. Conn-Selmer. Retrieved September 1, 2012.
  2. ^ a b "Personnel | Greg Banaszak". Music Department. Case Western Reserve University. Retrieved September 1, 2012.
  3. ^ a b "Biography". Greg Banaszak. Retrieved September 2, 2012.
  4. ^ "Greg Banaszak". Conservatory of Music. Baldwin Wallace University. Retrieved September 2, 2012.
  5. ^ "Greg Banaszak". Cleveland Institute of Music. Retrieved September 2, 2012.
  6. ^ http://www.centaurrecords.com/

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