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BIO

Born and raised in Brooklyn, New York, Nick Green comes from a family of hardworking immigrants who helped instill in him the kind of discipline and grit needed to survive in The Big Apple. It was Nick’s father Neil, who bought Nick his first saxophone at the age of eight, when he spotted it in the window of an old music shop as they were walking by. However, it was not the saxophone that captivated Nick's attention during his elementary school years at P.S 29, he was instead intent on pursuing a young acting career. It wasn't until the age of 13, after Nick's mother Amanda passed away, that Nick felt a strong desire to turn towards music and pick up the saxophone again.

 

Nick would go on to attend the Frank Sinatra School of the Arts founded by the great Tony Bennett, spending four years in the jazz band led by Mr. Bill Stevens. It was here that the fire began to grow, as he learned about the great American art of Jazz music. Nick was deeply influenced  by recordings of masters like Lester Young and Charlie Parker. After graduating the Frank Sinatra school in 2013, Nick took a year off of schooling to travel abroad. After attending many classes in New York City held by the keeper of the bebop flame, piano jazz legend Barry Harris, he and his close friend trumpeter Sebastian Gil were invited to study with Harris in Rome for two weeks. While in Rome, Nick met bassist Mark Dresser, who recommended that Nick join a summer program at the University of California in San Diego where alto saxophone legend Charles McPherson teaches. Upon returning to the U.S. Nick seized the opportunity to study with one of his biggest heroes. The two formed and continue to have a  close bond. Shortly after Nick's time in San Diego, he enrolled in the Jazz Studies program at S.U.N.Y. Purchase College’s Conservatory of Music. Nick was invited to play baritone saxophone in the college's Jazz Orchestra in his first year,  and would go on to play lead alto for four years during his tenure at the school, doubling also on flute, clarinet, and soprano saxophone. Nick is currently completing his M.A. in Jazz Studies Saxophone, regularly playing throughout NYC, and teaching.

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Nick has had the opportunity to perform in critically acclaimed venues in N.Y.C such as Blue Note, Dizzy’s Club Coca-Cola Jazz at Lincoln Center, Zankel Hall at Carnegie Hall, Mezzrow's, and Fat Cat. He has been leading an ensemble of his own at the Flying Lobster bar in Brooklyn N.Y for the past eight years. Nick has been honored to perform with such artists as: Charles McPherson, Steve Turre, Terrell Stafford, Jerry Dodgion, Gary Bartz, Jon Faddis, Ingrid Jensen, Steve Davis, Maurice Brown, Marvin Stamm, Ann Hampton Calloway, Christian McBride, Bruce Barth, Jeff Williams, Chuck McPherson, Pete Malinverni, Joe Lovano, Kenny Washington, Ben Street, and Mino Cinelu, to name a few.