Multi-instrumentalist Harry Greene has firmly cemented himself as a masterful Musical Director, arranger, and sideman. As a jazz bandleader, his own projects have enjoyed sell-out performances at a variety of top UK and European venues.
An in-demand guitarist and saxophonist, Harry has shared the stage with artists such as Mica Paris, Cory Wong, PBUG, Mo Pleasure (Michael Jackson, Earth Wind & Fire), and Rumer. He was also personally selected to share the stage with New Power Generation original member and Prince side-woman Marva King for her last UK Tour. Another recent highlight was being asked to participate in ‘Ronnie Scott’s 60’ Gala at the Royal Albert Hall. Harry has also collaborated with a number of leading names including KT Tunstall, Matt Lucas, and Kaiser Chiefs frontman Ricky Wilson as part of a recent 13-week Sky TV series featuring UK boogie-woogie sensation Tom Seals.
Aside from his performing and touring career which sees him travel worldwide to locations such as China, Dubai, and much of Europe, Harry is also a highly regarded writer. He’s had numerous compositions of his placed on prime-time television programs, covering a wide variety of genres from Big Band to Afrobeat. Harry has also collaborated as a songwriter with incredible artists such as Natasha Hamilton (Atomic Kitten), Stefan Mahendra, and Conor Albert - whose single ‘Moonlight’ is currently sitting at over 5 million streams on Spotify. In the studio, Harry has recorded sessions for a number of top brands such as Stella Artois, Audio Network, and Disney.
Harry is a qualified educator, having led courses at the prestigious Aldeburgh Young Musicians, a UK centre for musical excellence.
BBC Introducing Ashton Jones Project
Derek Nash's Sax Appeal - with Harry Greene
Boisdale Music Awards with Jools Holland and Tom Seals
The Ashton Jones Project
Pat Reyford's studio recording
Gigs and Grooves
Harry Greene Quintet at the 606 Club London
VS Funk/Soul Orchestral
I've a new project with UK funk sensation Ashton Jones, two sell out shows at Ronnie Scott's so far. "Led with a mix of panache, never ending energy and passion by frontman Ashton Jones and astutely marshalled by guitarist Harry Greene, this almighty collection of gifted musicians had the sell-out audience off their feet well before the end." Close-Up Culture Magazine
Two more gigs coming up in early 2024 (Bury St. Edmunds and Milton Keynes).
On Tour with Tom Seals
Looking forward to lots more gigs and touring with UK piano man Tom Seals across 2023.
I'm lucky enough to be involved with a wide range of different bands and projects, check some of them out here!
With an eclectic set featuring their own originals and re-worked standards, the band draws on a wide range of inﬂuences from Art Blakey, Dexter Gordon, Hank Mobley, Donald Byrd, Horace Silver, Freddie Hubbard among others.
The band comprises some of the country's most exciting and respected jazz musicians, and together they capture the Blue Note spirit while adding their own brilliant styles and sense of originality.
“Harry's tenor framed the song; warm, deliberate and confident.”
London Jazz News
A 10-piece ensemble fusing traditional Ghanian rhythms with Afrobeat and Funk music, Afrik Bawantu is led by percussionist/ vocalist Afla Sackey, and features Harry on Baritone and Tenor Saxes. To hear us in action head over to the music page.
"The stunningly international 10-piece band take traditional Ghanaian music and scorching Afro-beat grooves and give them a funky fusion twist."
"Afrik Bawantu blends vibrant African percussions to a funky horn section, spreading their Afro Funk energy to everyone in the audience."
An experienced 1:1 and workshop educator, Harry has a wealth of experience teaching across a wide range of levels and genres. He also holds the advanced teaching LRAM qualification from the Royal Academy of Music.
Depending on personal preference, Harry can offer tutoring on saxophone, guitar and bass either in person (having full DBS clearance) or by Skype.
Prices depend on frequency, locality, musical ability and ambition although Harry is competitively priced.
I have co-led week-long residencies at Aldeburgh Young Musicians, a musical Centre of Excellence at Snape Maltings. These have involved coaching large groups of mixed age and ability pupils, focusing on developing their improvisational and ensemble playing skills. These courses have culminated in hour-long performances, where the students have performed material from memory they have composed themselves throughout the week.
“Harry Greene is an outstanding musician, collaborator and educator. His creative approach to music making has led to him being a consistent top choice when selecting musicians to work with our Aldeburgh Young Musicians. As an alumnus of Aldeburgh Young Musicians, when he returns now as a professional to work alongside the aspiring young musicians, they find him approachable, inspirational and fun.”
“Harry is a rare example of someone who possesses exceptional talent and musicality as well as a warm and friendly personality with a strong commitment to his work.”
Stacey Kurtz Campkin - Head of Aldeburgh Young Musicians
“Everyone has had the time of their lives this week, with almost everyone saying it's the best musical experience they've ever had….they have really shown us the potential we all have!”
Connor Hargreaves – AYM student
“Harry’s enthusiasm is infectious…he’ll always go the extra mile. There is a good reason why he is creating quite a stir in the music business.”
Simon Bates – Professor of Saxophone, Royal Marines School of Music
2nd - The Spin Jazz, The White House, Oxford
9th - FunkChan Band, Eastcheap Records, London
22nd - Harry Greene Quintet, 'The Best of Blue Note', Pizza Express Soho
5th - Afrik Bawantu, Ghana Independence Day, Jazz Cafe, London
11th - Young at Heart charity music festival, Bury St Edmunds Cathedral
12th - with Oscar Lyons, Ipswich Jazz and Blues Club
12th - "Global Soul Showcase," Jazz Café
14th - Sam Every Big Band presents the Music of Quincy Jones
18th - Tom Seals presents Chris McCausland, Pizza Express Holborn
23rd/24th - Tom Seals presents "The Music of Billy Joel," Cirencester
28th - Emma Noble, Colours Hoxton
1st - Oscar Lyons Quartet, 2 Sisters Arts Centre
2nd - British Philharmonic Big Band, Leatherhead Theatre
12-15th - Grand National, Main Stage
21st - Abi Farrell ft. Snakebite Horns, The Jericho Tavern, Oxford
11th - Tom Seals, The Pot Kiln, Frilsham
12th - The Matt Carter Octet, Marine Theatre, Lyme Regis
16th - Loxwood Jazz & Blues Club with the Simon Bates Supergroup
25th > 27th - Brian Simpson, Pizza Express Soho
2nd - Matt Carter Octet, Two Sisters Arts Centre, Felixstowe
5th - Matt Carter Octet, The Bread and Roses, Plymouth
6th - Matt Carter Octet, St. Ives Jazz Club
7th - Matt Carter Octet, Ashburton Arts Centre
8th - Matt Carter Octet, Teignmouth Jazz Club
9th - Jo Harrop, Southwold Jazz Club
10th - Jo Harrop, Hadleigh Jazz Club
11th - Jo Harrop, Frinton Jazz Club
13th - Abi Farrell, Colours Hoxton, London
14th - Matt Carter Octet, Pizza Express, Soho
15th - Matt Carter Octet, Peggy's Skylight, Nottingham
18th - Mo Pleasure, Swansea Jazz Festival
28th - Tom Seals presents Mark Pougatch, Rugby
30th - Jeremy Sassoon, The Ned, 27 Poultry, London
1st - Jeremy Sassoon and Friends, Pizza Express, Soho
21st - Tom Seals presents Amy Dowden, Stourbridge Town Hall
23rd - Rebop - Miles in the '50's, Pizza Express, Soho, 1pm
30th - Jazz Gin and Blues Festival with Ashton Jones, Loxwood, Sussex
25th - Blues and Greene, Hunter Club, Bury St. Edmunds
1st - Mo Pleasure, 606 Club, Chelsea
12th - Jo Harrop, Corn Hall, Diss
10th - EFG London Jazz Festival, Hampstead Jazz Club All Stars Launch Show
11th - EFG London Jazz Festival, Hampstead Jazz Club Jeremy Sassoon and Friends
12th - Jo Harrop and Paul Edis, 606 Club, Chelsea
18th - Harry Greene and Dave O'Higgins, Piano Smithfield
20th - Simon Bates Quartet, Bexley Jazz Club
21st - Simon Bates Big Band, Loxwood, West Sussex
3rd - Tom Seals, Ronnie Scott's
14th - Triple H Horns, Ronnie Scott's
22nd - Rebop plays Blue Note - Hunter Club, Bury St Edmunds
25th - Funk Soul Orchestral: James Brown vs Prince, Apex, Bury St. Edmunds
29th - Funk Soul Orchestral: James Brown vs Prince, The Stables, Milton Keynes