Steven Griggs, Knight, Shea Welsh, Carter Ace
6010 West Pico Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA, 90035
Doors 7:15 PM / Show 7:45 PM
This event is 16 and over
Steven Griggs is an up and coming saxophonist located in LA. He grew up listening to many different artists and is currently heavily influenced by Robert Glasper, Kurt Rosenwinkel, Taylor Mcferrin and many more creative musicians of today. His music portrays a colorful blend of different styles, but remains deeply rooted in the tradition of improvisatory jazz.
Shea Welsh, the Baltimore born, east coast raised, Los Angeles transplant, is a guitarist, songwriter and producer. His ability to move freely through any genre keeps him at the top of many music makers lists.
He has logged in countless hours as a session player with the industries top producers such as Trickey Stewart on Raven Symone’s recordings, and Daniel Lanois with The Jane Carrey Band. As a sideman he has shared the stage with many of the world’s finest musicians including The Edge, guitarist from U2, Flea, bassist of The Red Hot Chili Peppers, Stewart Copeland, drummer for The Police, the bands Heatwave and Peaches and Herb, John Taylor, bassist of Duran Duran and vocalist Deniece Williams. He can also be heard on many film and television shows including, most recently, The Disney Movie “Cloud 9” and the PBS Show “Coastal California”.
Shea is also prolific in the Jazz world. He is a Blujazz Recording Artist and released his debut recording Arrival in 2017. Recent appearances of note include record release shows at Windmill Craftworks in Bangalore, India, An Die Musik in Baltimore, MD, and The South Bend, Indiana Jazz Festival with Michelle Coltrane. He has also performed at the 2016 Long Island Jazz & Blues Festival, 2014, 2015
and 2018 Panama Jazz Festivals, headlining The 2013 Miami Beach Jazz Festival with Michelle Coltrane, and Yoshi's Jazz Club in Oakland, CA, March 2014. Shea also co-wrote four songs and produced and played on seven on Michelle
Coltrane’s new Blujazz recording Awakening. He is the acting Musical Director for Michelle Coltrane’s touring band. Shea is also sought after as a sideman in the jazz world with recent performances alongside saxophonist Ronnie Laws and in The Paul McDonald Big Band to name a few.
$8.00 - $13.00
- 7:45 - Knight
- 8:30 - Shea Welsh
- 9:15 - Steven Griggs
- 10:20 - Carter Ace