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Larry Greer

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Larry Greer holds a Bachelor of Music Degree (1988) and Master of Music Degree (1992) from SFASU with additional guitar study at University of Texas. He studied classic guitar with David Kennedy, Bill Krouse, Frank Kimlicko and Ricardo Cobo. He studied jazz guitar with Garrison Fewell (Berklee), Jack Peterson and played in a master class with the late Herb Ellis. In addition to teaching at Stephen F. Austin, Greer taught guitar at Sam Houston State University and also currently teaches at Angelina College. He directs the SFASU Guitar ensemble, teaches Intro to Jazz History, and applied classic and jazz guitar. Greer maintains an active performance schedule in the East Texas area. He has performed with Eddie Daniels, Carlos Fontana, Dennis Dotson, Bobby Shew, Chris Brubeck, the vocal quartet The Diamonds, The Tom Houston Big Band and the late Darrell Holt big band Just Friends. He has recorded or appeared on four CDs, two as leader; “Shades of Blue/On the Edge” and “Shades of Blue/Jazz Divas.” He has also appeared on “An East Texas Christmas” Volume I and Volume II recorded and produced by the Mixing Room. He is an active member of Texas Jazz Educators Association, Jazz Education Network, Texas Music Educators Association and is currently serving as Jazz Organizer for the Texas Community College Band Directors Association.