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You can contact John at: contact@greinerjazz.com

John Greiner is a graduate of Wausau West High School.  He was a member of the United States Air Force Band from 1983-’87.  After military service, John was awarded a scholarship to the Berklee College of Music in Boston, MA. where he graduated with a Bachelors Degree in Woodwind Performance.  John stayed in the Boston area for the next 13 years, maintaining a busy free-lance performance and teaching schedule. 

John Greiner

He has traveled throughout the United States and overseas, performing with many various musical organizations, some of which include The Newport Jazz Orchestra, The Jimmy Dorsey Orchestra under the direction of Bill Tole and The Artie Shaw Orchestra under the direction of Dick Johnson.   He has also performed in concert with Dizzy Gillespie, Stan Getz, Gary Burton, Aretha Franklin, The Temptations, The Four Tops, The Platters, The Fifth Dimension, Frankie Vallee and many more.

John is currently on the faculty of The Wausau Conservatory of Music as Instructor of Saxophone and Jazz Studies.  Along with leading his SwingShift Big Band, he also performs with his jazz trio and quartet as well as free-lance performances with many bands throughout the state of Wisconsin.

John plays and endorses Unison Saxophones

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