Greg Chambers - Saxophonist

For his third record (due March 2013), Greg has enlisted the help of some major talent.  Aside from his core group of musicians- Shahien Shahkar (bass), Paul Neal (guitar), Glenn Osur (keyboards) and Kevin Lewis (drums)- this seven song EP (entitled "After Hours") features smooth jazz hit-maker and two-time Grammy winner Paul Brown on guitar, smooth jazz superstar Jonathan Fritzen on piano, session musicians Ross Bolton and Louis Fasman, and the mixing expertise of saxophonist/producer Darren Rahn. 

As a freelance musician and private woodwind instructor in the San Francisco Bay Area, Greg strongly believes in being versatile- evident in the fact that he graduated with a Master of Music Degree in Saxophone from UCLA in 2008.  "Studying classical music helped me to understand personal expression through music, to strive for perfection and precision, and to understand our responsibility to those who inspired us".  As a classical saxophonist, Greg worked with the New World Symphony (in Miami, FL), the Spoleto USA Festival Orchestra, and was the Saxophone Fellowship recipient for the 2007 and 2008 seasons of the Aspen Music Festival (where he was given the privilege to work with such luminaries as Leonard Slatkin, Michael Tilson Thomas, David Robertson, Kathleen Battle, and many more).  Although an honor to have been able to perform with some of the most celebrated classical musicians in the world, his passion has always been for playing contemporary/smooth jazz. 

In September 2011, Greg released his self-titled CD, which charted on the Jazzweek Top 50 Smooth Singles Chart and made the Most Added/Increased Airplay lists for Billboard Magazine, Smoothjazz.com, and RadioWave.  The goal for the project was to feature an "innovative blend of acoustic and electronic music... crossing multiple musical boundaries and balancing catchy and creative", which allowed ample room to explore, pay homage to predecessors, and evoke different moods.  "Greg Chambers" is available on Amazon.com, CDBaby, and iTunes. 

Greg is an endorsed Artist of Conn-Selmer, Inc.

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