Welcome! My name is Jonathan Greene. I am a jazz, world and classical clarinetist based in Saratoga Springs, New York.

I've performed with groups that opened for Jay Leno, Marcus Roberts, Anat Cohen, Gabacho Maroc and Rebirth Brass Band. I have played clarinet with the Albany and Glens Falls Symphony orchestras. Over the last 9 years, I've been involved in more than 24 commercially recorded works, from CDs to TV commercials (mostly on the clarinet, but also some saxophone and the mbira from Zimbabwe). I'm a graduate of Skidmore College, where I was the recipient of the Filene Music Scholarship and was a guest performer on the recital of world-renowned chamber pianist, Andre-Michel Schub.


And I've had some Youtube fame. My clarinet videos have now been viewed more than 1.4 million times.

CURRENT PROJECTS


Heard
 

Original world music with jazz roots, influences from West Africa, Brazil, places in between and points beyond. Recently opened for global touring groups Anat Cohen Quartet and Marcus Roberts Trio at THE BRIDGE JAZZ FEST. Heard typically performs as a quintet. I play mostly clarinet but also alto/tenor/bari depending on the needs.  

For more info: www.HeardMusic.net


Hot Club of Saratoga


Hot Club of Saratoga is the Capital Region's premier gypsy swing group. Mostly performs the repertoire of Django Reinhardt and Stephane Grappelli of The Quintent of the Hot Club of France most prominent in the 1930's. Hot Club of Saratoga typically performs as a quintet.


For more info: www.hotclubofsaratoga.com



Golfstrom

Golfstrom performs an 
ecletic mix of 1930-60's folk and pop songs with origins ranging from Russia, to France, to Mexico. Often performs as a quartet: clarinet, accordion, bass and percussion. More info here


PAST PROJECTS

Waitrose TV Commercial 

Recorded clarinet track in Saratoga and shipped it off to composer in UK. Track was used in dozens of commercials that featured celebrity chefs. Commercials ran during prime-time TV in UK with a viewership between 10-15 million people per slot. 

Performance at EMPAC

Performed Armé Arirang for Clarinet in A and iPad at the recital of composer Mary Simoni at EMPAC in Troy, NY. I used several unique techniques: harmonics and harmonizing with my voice. The iPad was used to modify my sound. 

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