Justin Grinnell is a San Diego-based freelance jazz bassist and music educator. Justin frequently performs with his own groups and as a sideman. He can be heard performing his own compositions and arrangements on his 2013 debut album, Without You. The album features Justin alongside tenor saxophonist Robby Marshall, pianist Josh Nelson, and drummer Dan Schnelle. Justin is a long- standing member of the Danny Green Trio, a melodic and nimble piano trio featuring Green's original compositions and his creative combination of Modern Jazz, Brazilian Jazz, and Classical influences. Since its inception in 2008, the trio has released five albums: With You In Mind (2009), A Thousand Ways Home (2012), After The Calm (2014), Altered Narratives (2016), and One Day It Will (2018). In addition to performing, Justin maintains an active teaching schedule as adjunct faculty at University of San Diego and Grossmont College, and as faculty for the Jazz 88.3-House of Blues- Francis Parker Annual Summer Jazz Workshop. He also frequently serves as an adjudicator and clinician at local jazz festivals. Justin received his Bachelor's and Master's Degrees in Jazz Performance from San Diego State University while studying with bassists Gunnar Biggs and Bert Turetzky. [www.justingrinnell.com]
Justin Grinnell is currently teaching at Grossmont College (Music Theory I & The History of Jazz) and University of San Diego (Jazz Ensemble).