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|Born||June 23, 1966|
|Origin||Father Baker's Home for Boys, Lackawanna (Buffalo), New York|
|Genres||European Classical, American Jazz|
|Years active||1982 - present|
|Labels||Centaur Records, Chanson, Hyperion, Open Loop|
Greg Banaszak (born June 23, 1966) is an American saxophonist specializing in European classical music and jazz. 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.
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.
Banaszak is a faculty member of the Baldwin Wallace Conservatory, the Cleveland Institute of Music and Case Western Reserve University. In 2001 he was appointed to the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences as a voting member for the annual Grammy Awards.
He is represented by Phoenix Classical Ltd. of Canada. Recording primarily on Centaur Records since 1999, he has also produced albums on the Chanson, Hyperion and Open Loop labels.
- 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
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