Philip Greenlief


Saxophonist Phillip Greenlief has built a four-decade career as a performer, composer, and music educator with a deep focus on free improvisation, jazz, and new forms of composition, exploring the intersections where these traditions converge and depart. Greenlief has achieved international critical acclaim for his recordings and performances with musicians and composers, as well as new music innovators and virtuosic improvisers. He has performed with Wadada Leo Smith, Meredith Monk, Rashaun Mitchell and They Might Be Giants. His albums include Lankstap Logic with Fred Frith and Evelyn Davis, That Overt Desire Of Object with Joelle Leandre, and All At Once with FPR  (Frank Gratkowski, Jon Raskin, Greenlief). Recent residencies have included the Banff Center for Art and Creativity and Headlands Center for the Arts. His critical writing has been published in Artforumopen space (SFMOMA), and Signal to Noise.