Greg Gatien (he/him)

Dean; Associate Professor: Saxophone
  • B.A., (St. Francis Xavier University)


Phone: 204-727-9633

Greg Gatien is currently in the middle of his second term as Dean of Music at Brandon University, loctaed in the wonderful community of Brandon, Manitoba.  Greg has been a member of the internationally renowned School of Music’s faculty since 2001.  Teaching saxophone, improvisation, jazz pedagogy, jazz history, and directing ensembles, Greg remains a dedicated and active educator and maintains a busy schedule teaching, 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.  Greg is fortunate to have a long-time collaboration with renowned American pianist and composer John Harmon  with whom he has performed in Canada and the US.  More recently, Greg has had the opportunity of performing alongside four-time Juno Award winning composer and pianist, David Braid in both Canada and Turkey.  He has also 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, Jeff Presslaff’s “Re-Birth of the Cool” project, “Red Lodge Quorum,” and Andrew Littleford’s “Far As the Eye Can See.”