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Justin Grinnell

Justin Grinnell is a San Diego-based freelance jazz bassist and music educator. Justin frequently performs with his own groups and as a sideman. He can be heard performing his own compositions and arrangements on his 2013 debut album, Without You. The album features Justin alongside tenor saxophonist Robby Marshall, pianist Josh Nelson, and drummer Dan Schnelle. Justin is a long- standing member of the Danny Green Trio, a melodic and nimble piano trio featuring Green's original compositions and his creative combination of Modern Jazz, Brazilian Jazz, and Classical influences. Since its inception in 2008, the trio has released five albums: With You In Mind (2009), A Thousand Ways Home (2012), After The Calm (2014), Altered Narratives (2016), and One Day It Will (2018)

Heard And Seen

Label: OA2 Records
Released: 2020
Track listing: The Lonely Band; Life On Mars; The Fool On The Hill; My One And Only Love; Wonderwall; Everybody Wants To Rule The World; I Can't Help It; Night Waltz; One Hundred Ways; Softly, As In A Morning Sunrise.

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The Lonely Band

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Label: OA2 Records
Released: 2020
Duration: 5:32

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LP And The Vinyl: Heard And Seen

Read "Heard And Seen" reviewed by Dan McClenaghan

Vocalist Leonard Patton can be heard and seen often in the San Diego County, California area, making his joyful noise. Often, he appears in the company of the Danny Green Trio, one of the jazz world's premier piano trios. The live shows are exhilarating affairs, with Patton--covering everything from Stevie Wonder to Michael Jackson to David ...

LP And The Vinyl

After years of intensive recording projects and concerts for jazz aficionados throughout the U.S., four San Diego-based musicians came together with a purpose: explore the art of song in their own unique way! Renowned jazz, blues and gospel singer Leonard Patton teamed up with the critically acclaimed Danny Green Trio to form LP And The Vinyl. The band’s wide array of influences includes everything from jazz, R&B, and rock, to 80’s and 90’s hits, Brazilian music, and classical music. Blending these sounds together, LP And The Vinyl has created a highly unique and personal approach to music-making that leaves its audiences energized and craving more

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEW

Danny Green Trio Plus Strings at Heckscher Park

Read "Danny Green Trio Plus Strings at Heckscher Park" reviewed by Dan Bilawsky

Danny Green Trio Plus Strings Chapin Rainbow Stage, Heckscher Park Huntington Summer Arts Festival Huntington, NY August 3, 2018 While Long Island's Huntington Summer Arts Festival doesn't hold status as a jazz feast per se, the music most certainly plays a significant role on its calendar. The not-so-distant past ...

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEW

Danny Green Trio at the Lily Pad

Read "Danny Green Trio at the Lily Pad" reviewed by Doug Hall

Danny Green Trio The Lily Pad CD Release concert Cambridge, MA June 16, 2018 Acclaimed San Diego pianist and composer Danny Green and his trio, Justin Grinnell and Julien Cantelm performed a set supporting their CD release One Day It Will (2018), at the Lily Pad in Cambridge, Ma. Sat ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEW

Danny Green Trio Plus Strings: One Day It Will

Read "One Day It Will" reviewed by Dan McClenaghan

Charlie Parker, alto saxophonist/bebop pioneer, got the ball rolling on the adding of strings to jazz. This went down in the late 1947 through 1950, on a pair of releases on Mercury Records introducing the sound of the Yardbird backed by a symphony orchestra. These sets were later compiled by Verve Records and issued in 1995 ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEW

Danny Green Trio: Altered Narratives

Read "Altered Narratives" reviewed by Dan McClenaghan

Pianist Danny Green took a big step up in the piano trio rankings with 2014's After The Calm (OA2 Records). The San Diego-based group focused in on a distinctive and beautiful set of Green originals and recorded them with a continuity of mood and an ebullient brio--like three guys who knew what they were doing in ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEW

Danny Green Trio: After the Calm

Read "After the Calm" reviewed by Edward Blanco

San Diego-based pianist/composer and educator Danny Green polishes off his third album as leader with the exceptional After the Calm offering ten outstanding original compositions of the mainstream contemporary nature blending a bit of the aggressive groove with a good portion of intimate jazz ballads and just a touch of Brazil for good measure and variety. ...


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