Greg Gatien has been part of the Red Lodge faculty since 2004. He currently serves as Dean of Music at Brandon University in Manitoba, where he has been a member of the jazz faculty since 2001. Teaching saxophone, improvisation, jazz history, and directing ensembles, Greg is an active educator and maintains a busy schedule adjudicating festivals and giving masterclasses. An accomplished performer, Greg has played with many icons of the jazz tradition, including Kenny Wheeler, Benny Carter, Joe Henderson, and Bob Brookmeyer. He has been featured on numerous recordings and radio broadcasts in both Canada and the US, including Dean McNeill’s “Prairie Fire,” the “Art Pepper Plus 11” project, and the “Re-Birth of the Cool” project. Greg is also a frequent collaborator with renowned American pianist and composer John Harmon, performing with him here in Red Lodge and various other locations in the US and Canada. Greg performs frequently, sharing stages with many of Canada’s finest jazz musicians and a myriad of national and international jazz figures. When not playing or teaching music, Greg enjoys reading and occasionally writing poetry.