Sunday, March 13, 2016 Leave a Comment
If you want a real treat this month make your way to Spaghettini’s Jazz Club in Seal Beach, CA to hear Rayford Griffin performing music from his newly released album titled ‘Reflections of Brownie’ (a Tribute to his uncle CLIFFORD BROWN) on Saturday, March 26, 2016. Show begins at 8:00 p.m.
Playing with Rayford will be Dontae Winslow – Trumpet, Kieth McKelly – Saxophone, Hans Zermuehlen – Keyboards and Sekou Bunch – Bass.
This amazing percussionist, composer and producer has roots that extend back to the most revolutionary era of jazz – be bop – thanks to his uncle: the great trumpeter/composer Clifford Brown. In that spirit, Rayford just completed “Reflections of Brownie” – his second album as a leader and his first since 2003’s Rebirth of the Cool
Rayford Griffin has been internationally respected as among the most inventive, volcanic and versatile drummers in music, having amassed stellar credits with virtuosos ranging from Jean-Luc Ponty and The Stanley Clarke Band, George Duke, to Dave Koz, Anita Baker and Michael Jackson to name a few.
Rayford is currently touring with Prog-fusion supergroup the Anderson Ponty Band . Yes founding member/vocalist Jon Anderson and revered jazz fusion violinist Jean Luc Ponty.