Griffin Brown is a composer, poet, songwriter+vocalist, drummer, producer and multi-instrumentalist based in Brooklyn. His work collides—and sometimes exists wholly inside of—idioms like classical, jazz, electronic, experimental pop and rock, and improvised music.
He has performed and had music debuted in a variety of concert halls, clubs, and basements: among many others, the Cornelia Street Café and Miller Theatre in New York, Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library and Morse Recital Hall in New Haven, CT, the Trocadero and World Café Live in Philadelphia, La Schola Cantorum in Paris, the Baked Potato in Los Angeles, festivals like highSCORE and next year’s impuls Festival in Europe, and lots of houses in the path of the Northeast Corridor. Griffin has been commissioned by institutions such as the Yale Center for British Art and nascent new music groups alike; premieres and first realizations include performances by Jeff Stern and Matt Keown of the icarus Quartet, the Yale Symphony Orchestra, and numerous versions of his own ensembles. Additionally, he is active on drums, vocals, and keyboards throughout New York in groups both ad hoc and established.
His writing appears in The Paris Review, Prelude, and The Yale Literary Magazine, among other publications, and in 2018 he was named a winner of the Connecticut Circuit Poetry Contest.
Griffin received a B.A. from Yale in 2018, where he studied Music and English and was awarded the Frederick Mortimer Clapp Fellowship in poetry.