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Michael Griffin

”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)

Michael Griffin is a Jazz Saxophonist based in Sydney, Australia

A Semi finalist at the 2013 Thelonious Monk International Saxophone Competition in Washington D.C. ( where he gotto meet Jazz Legends Herbie Hancock, Wayne Shorter, Roy Hargrove, Jimmy Heath, Branford Marsalis and others)

Michael Performs around Australia and Internationally and has performed at places such as Sydney Opera House, Entertainment Center, Town Hall, Dizzy's Coca Cola (New York, USA), Fat Cat (New York, USA), Smalls Jazz Club (New York, USA), Natural Museum of American History (Washington D.C, USA) and many other venues and Jazz Festivals. I have played with James Morrison, James Muller, Christian Sands (USA), Carl Allen (USA), Rodney Whittaker (USA), Reginald Thomas (USA) and many more

In recent times i've been featured on ABC, East side radio, Brag Magazine and Mx Newspaper I Have Played at Melbourne International Jazz Festival, Manly Jazz festival, Kinetic Jazz festival with my band and recently did a 2nd tour of Melbourne playing at the Paris Cat Jazz Club.


”He was a gracious host on the microphone and his playing was full of fire and rooted in the modern jazz(bebop) tradition and certainly had you wanting more!” James Carter (USA)

“Michael Griffin has his feet firmly rooted in tradition and his ear leaning towards the future. He should have a promising future to accompany his skills and special talent “ Vincent Herring (USA)

“Michael Griffin is a fine saxophonist who loves Charlie Parker's style as I did when I did. What he has achieved insures an extremely bright future.” Jimmy Heath (USA)

“ I first heard Michael as a 16 year old contestant in James Morrison's “Generations In Jazz” scholarship and was completely blown away by his astounding grasp of the saxophone and the bebop language

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