Johnny Griffith Quintet featuring Jeremy Pelt (NYC)

January 17, 2015 @ 8:30 pm – 11:30 pm
Jazz Room
59 King Street North
Waterloo, ON N2J 2X2

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“…an exciting musical imagination with skills to spare” Tim Wilkins, WBGO

 “Griffith is one bad cat that’s going to be blazing his trail across the night-time sky for some time to come” – Midwest Record

Multi-Juno Award nominated saxophonist Johnny Griffith has played and recorded with numerous artists including Jeremy Pelt, Hawksley Workman, Maceo Parker, Charlie Hunter, Don Thompson, The Wailers, The Roots, Laila Biali, Brandi Disterheft, Terra Hazelton, AlexDean, Tim Ries, Sloan, Big Sugar, Fishbone, Kardinal Offishal, Rahzell, and Pocket Dwellers. He has toured extensively across North America and Europe performing at all the major Canadian music and jazz festivals as well as several international events including the world famous Montreaux Jazz Festival in Switzerland.

Born in St. Bonafice Manitoba Johnny has a Bachelor of Music from Humber College, a Master’s Degree in Jazz performance from University of Toronto and is member of the Humber College Faculty of Music.

For this show, his band will feature the dynamic NYC trumpeter – Jeremy Pelt. Jeremy  was voted Rising Star on the trumpet, five years in a row by Downbeat Magazine and the Jazz Journalist Association. Jeremy has ten recordings a leader and has played in the Mingus Big Band, the Duke Ellington Orchestra and the Village Vanguard Orchestra, just to name a few.

Here is Johnny at the Rex in Toronto playing bass clarinet and alto saxophone (at the same time….)

Here is a recording of one of Johnny’s tunes featuring Jeremy Pelt on Trumpet – “07 Dance With the Lady-1

Johnny Griffith- sax

Adrean Farrugia piano

Jeremy Pelt (from NYC)- trumpet

Jon Maharaj-bass

Ethan Ardelli- drums

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