Keel, Greg

Clarinet, Flute, Saxophone
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Greg Keel has 32 plus years of experience, teaching saxophone, clarinet, and jazz flute to students of all ages as well as performing with artists such as Aretha Franklin, The O’Jays, Natalie Cole, Johnny Mathis, Fifth Dimension, Frankie Valli, Lou Rawls, Bobby Vinton, and The Temptations.  He enjoys instructing students in all styles of music, but clearly has a passion for jazz.  Greg’s high school and college students have received recognition from Down Beat Magazine’s yearly Student Jazz Awards and are frequently selected as members of the Minnesota All-State Jazz Ensembles and the Dakota Jazz Ensemble.

Greg is an artist/clinician for Selmer Saxophones and was a two-term vice-president of the Minnesota chapter of the International Association for Jazz Education and the jazz program director and a member of the saxophone faculty at the annual Shell Lake Arts Center Summer Jazz Camps.  He co-hosts the annual Twin Cities Saxophone Day sponsored by MacPhail and McNally Smith College, which is one of the largest woodwind events in the country.

He holds a Bachelors of Arts from Concordia University, with a Master’s Degree in progress.  He has also studied at the University of Wisconsin Eau Claire and the University of Wisconsin Madison.

“Greg gives a student a great deal of encouragement and valuable tips of becoming a better student.” –MacPhail Student