Danny Green Trio Plus Strings

Saturday, August 19, 2017
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
  • Museum Members receive a 10% ticket discount

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A rising creative force on the Southern California jazz scene, San Diego pianist/composer Danny Green has distinguished himself with his touch and affinity for combining elements of jazz, Brazilian, and classical music. The Danny Green Trio Plus Strings project revolves around Danny’s original compositions arranged for his trio (with bassist Justin Grinnell and drummer Julien Cantelm) plus strings. It includes members of the San Diego Symphony performing on violin, viola and cello. This performance features Isaac Allen (violin), Igor Pandurski (violin), Travis Maril (viola), and Erica Erenyi (cello).  The ensemble has performed at a number of venues in San Diego including a live radio broadcast on KSDS Jazz 88.3’s “Jazz Live.”


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Danny Green

Danny Green

Pianist and composer Danny Green has garnered a reputation in the jazz community as an emerging artist whose music sounds simultaneously seasoned and fresh. Showcasing a brilliant blend of jazz, Brazilian, Latin, and classical elements, Green’s music engages listeners with evocative melodies and infectious rhythms. According to JazzReview.com, “Danny Green is what evolution in jazz is all about, expressing the traits of those that came before him, with a style and panache that is all his own...an individual who expresses what is inside of him.”

A rising creative force on the Southern California jazz scene, San Diego pianist/composer Danny Green has distinguished himself with his beautifully articulated touch and deep affinity for combining elements of jazz, Brazilian, and classical music. Green’s stellar trio, which includes bassist Justin Grinnell and drummer Julien Cantelm, performs Green’s original compositions, jazz standards, and Brazilian classics. Green’s group has twice received Best Jazz Album at the San Diego Music Awards and nominated Album of the Year. Their latest album, Altered Narratives, remained on the Jazz Week Top 50 chart for 15 weeks and was selected as one of the “Top 30 New Releases” by Pubic Radio International’s “Jazz After Hours” program.


Justin Grinnell

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 compositions and arrangements on his 2013 album, Without You. The album features Justin alongside Los Angeles-based tenor saxophonist Robby Marshall, pianist Josh Nelson, and drummer Dan Schnelle.

Although Justin is usually performing in familiar San Diego jazz hotspots, he is no stranger to San Diego's best-known theaters: the Civic Theatre, the Old Globe, Spreckels, and the La Jolla Playhouse. Justin has spent a lot of time at these venues as a pit orchestra member for a number of Tony Award-winning musicals, such as A Chorus Line, Avenue Q, The Drowsy Chaperone, Spamalot, Grease, and The Color Purple.

In addition to performing, Justin maintains an active teaching schedule as adjunct faculty at Grossmont College, University of San Diego, and as faculty for the Jazz 88.3-House of Blues-Francis Parker Annual Summer Jazz Workshop. He also frequently serves as an adjudicator and clinician at local jazz festivals.


Julien Cantelm

Julien Cantelm

As drummer in San Diego, Julien Cantelm is highly sought after for his versatile and creative styles. Born into a musical family, Cantelm’s journey began at a young age, when he first picked up the violin before moving on to the drum set and acoustic guitar. Equally adept in jazz, brazilian, cuban, funk, rock and various other styles of music, Cantelm performs, records and works with numerous artists.

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