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Steve Griggs

The first jazz record I heard was Cannonball Adderley’s Live at the Club. Music laughed and cried while the audience clapped and shouted encouragement. The experience of that feeling became my calling.

For 37 years I studied, performed, composed, recorded and taught music. A peak experience came in 1998 when I recorded with drummer Elvin Jones. Before the recording his wife said, “The music may be good or bad. What’s important is the feeling.” Sage advice – craft should be subservient to authentic expression.

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”Griggs neither showboats nor intellectualizes during performance. On the 'Jones for Elvin' recordings, his saxophone tone is warm and inviting, sometimes as smoky and intoxicating as an opium den. Other times it is lucid and airy, almost transparent, as if a spirit's breath was blowing through his instrument. While not a copy of Coltrane's style, Griggs' playing is imbued with a meditative presence. It is an expression of how he feels about jazz, though he also is appreciative of his classical training.” - Roberta Penn, Seattle Post-Intelligencer

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