Michael Griffin

I've played the Saxophone for 20 years and established an international reputation. Can assist with Technique, Sound, Improvisation, Jazz Harmony, Composing & Arranging, AMEB. I am offering skype lessons to those who may live too far away.

"One of Australia’s finest saxophonists"- Nik Fotakis (Australian Jazz)

"He truly has a gift for expression" - Bobby Watson (USA)

"Griffin leads a quartet that knows how to get off the ground- that is, how to swing"- Eric Myers (The Australian)

Griffin spent time performing in New York, become a semifinalist at the 2013 Thelonious Monk International Jazz Competition, Featured in Downbeat Magazine (USA), 2018 Artist in Residance with Fine Music Radio and recently had his compositions added to the Australian Jazz Real Book. His Quartet is comprised of some of the best and Highest regarded musicians in the country.

“What he has achieved insures an
extremely bright future.” – Jimmy Heath (USA)

"Griffin started his own band when he was 18 and began performing at different venues around Sydney. Over the years he's played at many places around Australia including Brisbane (Doo-Bop Jazz Bar), Perth (The Ellington) and Melbourne (The Jazz Lab). He also appears regularly at Sydney's Foundry 616." -Sydney Morning Herald

  • PERFORMED AT 2021 SYDNEY CONSERVATORIUM JAZZ FEST

  • ENDORSED BY D'ADDARIO REEDS

  • COMPOSITIONS FEATURED IN AUSTRALIAN JAZZ REAL BOOK

  • FEATURED IN THE SYDNEY MORNING HERALD

  • ARTIST IN RESIDENCE WITH FINE MUSIC 102.5FM

  • 4 TIME FINALIST FOR GENERATIONS IN JAZZ JAMES MORRISON SCHOLARSHIP

  • 2013 THELONIOUS MONK INTERNATIONAL SAXOPHONE COMP SEMIFINALIST (USA)

  • FEATURED IN DOWNBEAT MAGAZINE (USA)

  • NOMINATED FOR 2016 YOUNG AUSTRALIAN JAZZ ARTIST OF THE YEAR

  • DEBUT ALBUM "UNEXPECTED GREETING" (ABC) 4 STARS IN "THE AUSTRALIAN"

  • PERFORMED LIVE ON ABC BRISBANE,PERTH,SUNSHINE COAST.

  • WORKED IN NEW YORK WITH DRUMMER BILLY KAYE (CHARLIE PARKER, THELONIOUS MONK, STANLEY TURRENTINE)

Ashfield, NSW
Also travelling in the local area

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Details last updated: May 22, 2023