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Michael Griffin and The Perth Jazz All Stars


Tue 6 Sep 2016, 7:00pm

Where: The Ellington Jazz Club, 191 Beaufort Street, Northbridge, Western Australia

Restrictions: All Ages

Listed by: yxod

After returning from New York, Sydney Saxophone star Michael Griffin is making his debut at the Ellington Jazz Club. joined by the very best in Perth Jazz.

Michael Griffin - Alto Saxophone
Jamie Oeherls - Tenor Sax
Ricki Malet - Trumpet
Tom O’Halloran - Piano
Karl Florrison - Bass
Ben Vanderwal - Drums

This fantastic ensemble will be performing a range of material including Compositions from Griffin's album Unexpected Greeting (ABC), This is set to be one of the best nights in Australian Jazz of the year and it's one night only exclusive to the Ellington. Book now!

Michael Griffin:
- 4 Time Finalist for Generations In Jazz James Morrison Scholarship
- 2013 Thelonious Monk International Saxophone Comp Semifinalist
- Featured In Downbeat Magazine (USA)
- Nominated for 2016 Young Australian Jazz Artist of The Year
- Debut Album "unexpected Greeting" (ABC) 4 Stars In "The Australian"

*worked in New York with Drummer Billy Kaye (Charlie Parker, Thelonious Monk, Stanley Turrentine)

Have performed at Melbourne International Jazz festival, Manly Jazz Festival, Sydney Opera House, Sydney Entertainment Centre, Sydney Town Hall, Foundry 616, The Basement, Smalls Jazz Club (NYC), Smoke Jazz Club (NYC), Fat Cat (NYC), Smithsonian (Washington D.C) and many more.

“What he has achieved insures an extremely bright future.” – Jimmy Heath (USA)

“He Flaunts an assertive tone, with an advanced harmonic sensibility and technical fluency that confirm his reverence to Bird and Cannonball Adderley” - Bob Doerschuk (Downbeat Magazine)