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New Release "Beautiful Life"

"I want the music to reflect the way that Ana lived," Greene says. He fulfills that mandate with an intense, cohesive, genre-spanning program--juxtaposing the hardcore instrumental jazz for which he is best known with traditional spirituals, contemporary Christian music, standard ballads and three original songs framing his own lyrics. Animating the repertoire is a gold-standard rhythm section (Renee Rosnes, piano; Christian McBride, bass; Lewis Nash, drums), augmented at various points by guitarists Pat Metheny and Jonathan DuBose, Jr.; pianists Kenny Barron and Cyrus Chestnut; vocalists Kurt Elling, Javier Colon and Latanya Farrell; spoken word from Tony Award®-winning actress Anika Noni Rose; a 13-piece string ensemble from the Hartford Symphony Orchestra; as well as an accomplished children's choir.

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Performance Schedule

September 30, 2016, Lewisburg, PA, Bucknell University, Jimmy Greene Quartet

August 6, 2016, Goshen, CT, Litchfield Jazz Festival, Richie Barshay Trio

June 30, 2016, Saratoga Springs, NY, Skidmore Jazz Institute, Skidmore Jazz Faculty Concert

June 5, 2016, Burlington, VT, Discover Jazz Festival, Jimmy Greene Quartet

April 22-24, 2016, San Francisco, CA, SFJAZZ - Joe Henderson Lab, Renee Rosnes Quartet

February 25-28, 2016, Portland, OR, Portland Jazz Festival, Saxophone Summit

January 29-31, 2016, New York, NY, Jazz Standard, Jimmy Greene Quartet feat. Renee Rosnes, John Patitucci & Jeff "Tain" Watts

January 14, 2016, New York, NY, St. Peter's Church - Jazz Connect Conference, Jimmy Greene Presentation

January 8, 2016, Lakeville, CT, Hotchkiss School, Mike Musillami Trio feat. Jason Rigby, Jon Irabagon & Jimmy Greene

December 13, 2015, Bethel, CT, Walnut Hill Community Church, Jimmy Greene with Doug Munro

November 29, 2015, Hartford, CT, Infinity Music Hall, Jazz and Strings featuring Jimmy Greene

November 14, 2015, Middletown, CT, Buttonwood Tree, Jimmy Greene - solo saxophone

October 8, 2015, Lake Forest, CA, Saddleback Church, Jimmy Greene - guest artist

October 7, 2015, New York, NY, Manhattan School of Music, Jimmy Greene plays the Compositions of Jackie McLean

October 3, 2015, Danbury, CT, Western CT State Univ., Jimmy Greene and Special Guests - Ana Grace Project Gala Fundraiser

September 26, 2015, Norfolk, VA, Attucks Jazz Series, Jimmy Greene

September 19-20, 2015, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Asper Jazz Series, Music of Horace Silver

September 13, 2015, Middletown, CT, Hartford Jazz Society Cruise, Jimmy Greene Quartet

August 28, 2015, Danbury, CT, Ives Concert Park, Jimmy Greene Quartet

July 25, 2015, Old Lyme, CT, Side Door Jazz Club, Jimmy Greene Quartet

July 9, 2015, Saratoga Springs, NY, Skidmore College, Skidmore Jazz Institute Faculty Septet

July 1, 2015, New York, NY, Dizzy's Club Coca Cola, Dexter Gordon Legacy Ensemble

June 27, 2015, Rochester, NY, Rochester Int'l Jazz Festival, Renee Rosnes Quartet

June 20, 2015, Winnipeg, Manitoba, TD Winnipeg Int'l Jazz Festival, Otis Brown III Band

June 18, 2015, Winnipeg, Manitoba, TD Winnipeg Int'l Jazz Festival, Jimmy Greene Quartet

May 15-16, 2015, New York, NY, Smalls Jazz Club, Jimmy Greene Quartet

May 1-3, 2015, New York, NY, Smoke Jazz Club, Jimmy Greene Quartet

April 24, 2015, Danbury, CT, Western CT State Univ. Jazz Festival, Kenny Barron/Jimmy Greene duo

April 23, 2015, Danbury, CT, Western CT State Univ. Jazz Festival, WCSU Jazz Faculty Concert

April 13, 2015, Jersey City, NJ New Jersey City University Jimmy Greene with NJCU Jazz Ensemble

April 11, 2015, Livingston, NJ Newark Academy Essentially Ellington Regional Clinic

April 10, 2015, Livingston, NJ Newark Academy Jimmy Greene and Jeremy Pelt - Night of Jazz for Newtown

March 22, 2015, Hartford, CT Asylum Hill Congregational Church Jimmy Greene Group with Children's Choir

March 1, 2015, Saratoga Springs, NY Skidmore College Skidmore Institute FacultyClinic/Masterclass

February 23, 2015, New York, NY Dizzy's Club Coca Cola Jimmy Greene Quartet

February 15, 2015, Rockville, MD Mid-Atlantic Jazz Festival Jimmy Greene Quartet with special guest Kenny Barron

January 25-February 1, 2015, The Jazz Cruise Various Artists

January 2-3, 2015, Old Lyme, CT Side Door Jazz Club Jimmy Greene Quartet

December 11-13, 2014, New York, NY Jazz Standard Jimmy Greene Quartet andSpecial Guests – Beautiful Life release event

December 5, 2014, Danbury, CT Hagman Concert Hall – WCSU Performing Arts Center Jimmy Greene feat. Renee Rosnes, John Patitucci and Jeff "Tain" Watts - Beautiful Life release event

November 18-22, 2014, New York, NY Birdland Music of Joe Henderson – with Renee Rosnes, George Mraz and Al Foster

November 16, 2014, Charlotte, NC Christ Church Jimmy Greene Concert

November 13, 2014, Columbia, MO University of Missouri Jimmy Greene with Univ. of Missouri Jazz Orchestra

October 19, 2014, New York, NY Smoke One For All

October 18, 2014, Hartford, CT Asylum Hill Congregational Church Jazz Samaritan Collective

October 11, 2014, Danbury, CT Hagman Concert Hall - WCSU Performing Arts Center Ives Festival Orchestra

October 3-4, 2014, New York, NY Smalls Jimmy Greene Quartet

September 6, 2014, St. Albans, NY St. Albans Congregational Church Jimmy Greene Quartet