gregory wanamaker
Combining athletic virtuosity and lyrical expressionism, Gregory Wanamaker's music has been called "achingly beautiful" (Palm Beach Daily News), "compelling" (Audiophile Audition), "outstanding" (American Record Guide), "cutting-edge" (Tallahassee Democrat) and "a technical tour de force" (Fanfare).
gregory wanamaker
Combining athletic virtuosity and lyrical expressionism, Gregory Wanamaker's music has been called "achingly beautiful" (Palm Beach Daily News), "compelling" (Audiophile Audition), "outstanding" (American Record Guide), "cutting-edge" (Tallahassee Democrat) and "a technical tour de force" (Fanfare).

audio/video samples

The Madding Crowd
from A Story Within a Story (2013)

Video by Carrie Mae Weems
Music & Sound Design by Gregory Wanamaker

audio/video samples

The Madding Crowd
from A Story Within a Story (2013)

Video by Carrie Mae Weems
Music & Sound Design by Gregory Wanamaker

latest recording

Saxophone Sonatas
Sonata deus sax machina (2000)

Brandon Jinwoo Choi, alto saxophone
Hyun Ji Oh, piano

latest recording

Saxophone Sonatas
Sonata deus sax machina (2000)

Brandon Jinwoo Choi, alto saxophone
Hyun Ji Oh, piano

new work

of Light and Shadows
for alto saxophone and piano (2015)

of Light and Shadows is a sonata in two very contrasting movements that reflect on the interactions between light and light’s shadow-creating obstructors.

new work

of Light and Shadows
for alto saxophone and piano (2015)

of Light and Shadows is a sonata in two very contrasting movements that reflect on the interactions between light and light’s shadow-creating obstructors.

"Gregory Wanamaker's Elegy, a tribute to the victims of 9/11, was the highlight of the first half. It is an achingly beautiful work, with harmonic tensions resolving like a high Renaissance motet."

Ken Keaton, Palm Beach Daily News
March 17, 2013

"Gregory Wanamaker's Elegy, a tribute to the victims of 9/11, was the highlight of the first half. It is an achingly beautiful work, with harmonic tensions resolving like a high Renaissance motet."

Ken Keaton, Palm Beach Daily News
March 17, 2013

“On the quieter side, Three Episodes by Greg Wanamaker has a playful, jazzy feel to it that I admired, as do a lot of Wanamaker’s works…”

Daniel Coombs, Audiophile Audition
February 20, 2014

“On the quieter side, Three Episodes by Greg Wanamaker has a playful, jazzy feel to it that I admired, as do a lot of Wanamaker’s works…”

Daniel Coombs, Audiophile Audition
February 20, 2014

“Gregory Wanamaker’s Sonata deus sax machina combines traditional jazz flavors with contemporary tonality and extended effects – multiphonics, smack-tonguing, note bending – in a technical tour de force.”

Ronald E. Grames, Fanfare Magazine
34:2 Nov/Dec 2010

“Gregory Wanamaker’s Sonata deus sax machina combines traditional jazz flavors with contemporary tonality and extended effects – multiphonics, smack-tonguing, note bending – in a technical tour de force.”

Ronald E. Grames, Fanfare Magazine
34:2 Nov/Dec 2010

latest news

While it’s still the Christmas season…

… stream Stella Nuova from the WPBS production of “Festive Celebration: The Crane Candlelight Concert 2014” This concert also features two works by my friend and teacher William Averitt: All Through the Night (at 7:05) and Alleluia, The Mother Sings (at 33:26). My Stella Nuova, with words by Garth Bardsley, opens the concert (at 1:19).… Continue Reading

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