Greg Squared ISO
Greg Squared is the preferred alias of NYC-based woodwind player,
composer and bandleader Greg Schneiderman. For almost a decade,
his expressive playing style has figured prominently in the sounds
of such NYC-area music groups as the Hungry March Band, the Zagnut (Cirkus)
Orkestar, Veveritse Brass Band, Raya Brass Band, Staggerback Brass Band, and Astoriani.
While some of these groups play Greg’s music, Ansambl Mastika is the only project
that exclusively features his compositions and arrangements.
In 2010 he began working towards a graduate degree at Queens College
under the classical saxophone virtuoso Paul Cohen. At Queens he also developed
a curriculum for the Queens College Balkan Music Ensemble,
which he directed for one semester before graduating in 2012.
Since completing his masters degree, Greg has been active gigging
with Raya Brass Band and Sherita. With these groups, as well as a variety of pickup ensembles,
he performs around 80 shows a year, both in the New York area and touring nationally.
Venues where he has peformed include: Lincoln Center Out of Doors, Kennedy Center Millenium Stage,
Philadelphia Museum of Art, New York Gypsy Festival, Atrium at Lincoln Center, Golden Festival,
Joe’s Pub, Le Poisson Rouge, Webster Hall, and of course, the ever-popular Barbes in Brooklyn.