On campus and abroad: A Q&A with a saxophone professor enriching musical education

Greg Banaszak, Saxophone Faculty, Joint Music Program
Greg Banaszak, Saxophone Faculty, Joint Music Program

As a professor of saxophone and chamber music in the Joint Music Program between the Cleveland Institute of Music and Case Western Reserve University, Greg Banaszak has spent more than three decades nurturing the talents of his students in classical and jazz genres.

But Banaszak's influence goes far beyond the university community—he regularly takes the stage at Cleveland’s iconic Brother’s Lounge, the city’s historic jazz club, and travels across countries and continents to perform with orchestras and in concert halls worldwide. And his influence is even seen nationwide as a voting member of the Grammy Awards Committee. 

The Daily sat down with Banaszak to learn more about his journey and how he’s evolved throughout his career in the Joint Music Program.

Continue reading the Q&A on The Daily.