Dr. Greg Johnson is quickly becoming recognized as a luminary figure in the Jazz community. Equally at home in multiple musical genres, Greg has developed a unique musical style that combines Jazz, Classical and Popular music.
As a saxophonist, Greg has appeared in concert and on mainstream recordings with Jazz greats Curtis Fuller, Billy Taylor, Dick Oatts, Alan Pasqua, Peter Erskine, Bob Mintzer and many more. He has appeared on stage with with Pop and Rock acts such as Saint Motel, Robin Thicke and Barry Manilow at some of the biggest festivals and venues in the world.
Increasingly know for his big band compositions, Greg’s music has been widely performed in both Jazz and Classical contexts.
A dynamic teacher of ensembles and improvisation, Greg has built one of the top Jazz programs in the state of California and the country as Director of Jazz Studies at the Marin School of the Arts. Keeping an active schedule as a clinician and guest composer/saxophonist, he is praised for his relatable, organic approach to music.
Greg has released seven recordings under his name and has contributed to dozens more. Recently, Greg was added to the 2017 GRAMMY ballot in the category of "Best Improvised Jazz Solo" for his work on Aarón Serfaty's "In the Game."