Gregory Yasinitsky

Gregory Yasinitsky's Biography

Gregory W. Yasinitsky, composer and saxophonist, is a Regents Professor of Music at Washington State University. He is winner of the American Prize for Orchestral Composition, Pops Division and is a member Washington State Music Educators Hall of Fame. He is the recipient of the WSU Eminent Faculty Award, the university's top award for faculty and the Distinguished Faculty Award from the College of Arts and Sciences. Yasinitsky is a recipient of grants and awards from the National Endowment for the Arts, The Commission Project, Artist Trust and ASCAP. He has written music especially for David Sanborn, Clark Terry, Dave Liebman and the USAF Airmen of Note. Yasinitsky has over 210 published musical works, which are performed in over 40 countries world-wide, and his compositions and saxophone playing are featured on over 50 recordings. Yasinitsky has performed with Randy Brecker, Sean Jones, Marcus Printup, Tom Harrell, Ed Calle, Alex Acuna, Kirk Whalum, Claudio Roditi, Conrad Herwig, Sarah Vaughan, Ella Fitzgerald, Ray Charles, Louis Bellson, Stan Getz, Lionel Hampton, Lou Rawls, Manhattan Transfer and many others.

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