Greg Gatien is currently serving as Dean of Music at Brandon University, where he has been a long-time member of the jazz faculty. With a wealth of experience teaching saxophone, jazz pedagogy, improvisation, jazz history, and directing ensembles,
Greg is an active educator and maintains a busy schedule adjudicating festivals, directing honour bands, and giving masterclasses and workshops.
He is also an active and accomplished performer, having played with many icons of the jazz tradition, including Kenny Wheeler, Benny Carter, Joe Henderson, and Bob Brookmeyer.
Closer to home, Greg often performs with some of Western Canada’s finest jazz musicians, including Michael Cain, Eric Platz, Jeff Presslaff, Derrick Gardiner, and Dean McNeill and has been featured on numerous recordings and radio broadcasts in both Canada and the US. Greg is a frequent collaborator with renowned American pianist and composer John Harmon.