2023 New Recordings | New Projects 

Happy New Year. I have recently completed a number of new recordings, some already posted on this site and others which will be posted in the coming weeks. There are recordings of my new orchestral works: On the Air, commissioned for the 100th anniversary of Northwest Public Radio, and Celebration Overture, commissioned for the 10th anniversary of McCall, Idaho, SummerFest. There are new recordings by the Washington State University Jazz Big Band including "Prairie Fire," commissioned by the University of…

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It's Santa! | Current Projects | Retirement from WSU 

Last May, I retired from Washington State University after serving for 40 years as a faculty member in the School of Music, but am as busy as ever. I've written a new holiday song, It's Santa!, which was recorded by my YAZZ Band in two versions: with vocalist Horace Alexander Young, and with the JECCA Vocal Jazz Ensemble, both of which have been distributed to streaming and download sites including Spotify, Apple Music, Amazon, YouTube and more. You may listen and download here. Last July, my Celebration

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A Wealth of Commissions 

Greg has been commissioned to write a new orchestral work to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the McCall SummerFest. The piece will be premiered by the SummerFest Orchestra in McCall, Idaho, on July 12, 2020. Great was also commissioned to write music to celebrate the 100th anniversary of Northwest Public Broadcasting at Washington State University including on orchestral work "On the Air," to be premiered by the WSU Symphony Orchestra on April 19, 2022. Also NWPB has also requested short recordings of…

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For Grammy Consideration | YAZZ Band: New Normal 

We humbly ask for your consideration of YAZZ Band: New Normal in the first round of voting in the following categories, click here to learn more

Large Jazz Ensemble Album | "YAZZ Band: New Normal" 
Original Composition | "Song for Laura" 
Arrangement, Instrumental or A cappella | "Blues for Brecker" 
Improvised Jazz Solo | Greg Yasinitsky, "Blues for Brecker"

New Recordings including YAZZ Band: New Normal 

I am excited to announce that my new CD, YAZZ Band: New Normal will be released by Origin Records on January 15, 2021. For information on how to get a copy, please send me a message. Learn more about the recording here. Recently released on YAZZ Recordings was my EP String Theory, music for jazz tenor saxophone and string quartet. You can listen on Spotify. On February 1, 2021, recordings of my Jazz Concerto, version for piano and wind ensemble, performed by pianist Willis Delony with the Louisiana State…

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Soon to be Released Recordings 

I am finishing production on my CD YAZZ Band: New Normal featuring great musicians from around the world performing my compositions, scored for little big band—four saxophones, two trumpets, one trombone and rhythm. Stay tuned for a release announcement and videos. Listen to preview tracks here.

I will be releasing an EP of four recordings of my compositions, scored for the ensemble Moving Parts: jazz tenor saxophone and string quartet. Stay tuned for a release announcement. Preview video here.

Louisiana State University, BC Interior Jazz Festival, University of Alaska & WSU FOCAM 


Jazz Concerto Performance at Louisiana State University

My Jazz Concerto (wind ensemble version) will be performed at LSU on April 23 by piano soloist Willis Delony and the LSU Wind Ensemble directed by Damon Talley.


British Columbia Interior Jazz Festival

I will be a guest saxophonist and composer for the BC Interior Jazz Festival in Kelowna, Canada, April 11-13, 2019. On April 11, I will perform on the Boss Tenors concert at the Forum with saxophonist Craig Thompson. We will be recreating live the…

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YAZZ Band CD Receives National Attention 

YAZZ Band, my recently released compact disc has received significant attention. YAZZ Band was showcased in Down Beat and the CD has been featured on the Public Radio International show “Jazz After Hours.” YAZZ Band has appeared for fourteen weeks on national radio play lists including the North American College and Community Top 30 and Roots Music Report Top 50 Jazz Album charts and the Jazzweek top 50. YAZZ Bandwas listed as one of the “CDs of the Year – Big Bands” by Bebop Spoken Herein the United…

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