Music Teachers Online - The online directory for music education. Music Teachers Online - The online directory for music education
Professional Music Teachers in Australia

Michael Griffin

General Details

2013 Thelonious Monk International Saxophone Competition

Learn to play real Jazz saxophone from one of the best in the business. Worldwide respected Saxophonist

A semifinalist at the 2013 Thelonious Monk international Saxophone Competition, An album “Unexpected Greeting” released by ABC. Plus featured in Downbeat Magazine (USA) in 2015

“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)

“I was floored by this pale young man utterly flying on that most nimble of the jazz horns – the alto.” – John Hardaker (Australian Jazz)

Michael Griffin’s Debut Album “Unexpected Greeting” (ABC) just received 4 stars in “The Australian” “ Griffins’s group is a surprise package of talent and cohesion.”
John McBeath – The Australian
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)

“ 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. Michael has talent and musicality way beyond his years.” – James Muller

These details were last updated on December 17, 2015

AddThis Social Bookmark Button