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Greg Fishman started playing professionally in Chicago at the age of 14. He graduated from DePaul University in Chicago with a degree in Jazz Performance, and earned a Masters Degree in Jazz Pedagogy from Northwestern University.

Greg is an expert on the music of Stan Getz, and has authored 3 transcription books of Getz’s material.

Greg is the author (and publisher) of Jazz Saxophone Etudes Volumes 1 – 3, Jazz Saxophone Duets, Volumes 1 – 3, Jazz Phrasing for Saxophone, Volumes 1 – 3, Hip Licks for Saxophone, Lobster Theory, Jazz Guitar Etudes, Jazz Trumpet Duets and Tasting Harmony™.

Greg has a new membership site at (You’ll hear a lot about what you will get when joining when you listen to this episode.)

Greg teaches jazz master classes and college workshops nationally and internationally, and is on the faculty of the Jamey Aebersold Summer Jazz Workshop.

When not on tour, Greg is based in the Chicago area where he performs locally and teaches at Greg Fishman Jazz Studios. Greg Fishman is a Rico artist and plays Rico reeds exclusively.

To learn more about Greg Fishman, visit his website at

You can also watch the video for this episode HERE

Here’s what you will hear in this episode:

  • Greg’s soon-to-be-released new book, Intervals in Action
  • How to use intervals in your playing
  • Benefits from performing as a duo
  • Tips for high-mileage practicing
  • Importance of building vocabulary
  • Greg’s phrasing tip
  • and SOOOOOO much more!