Category Archives: Music

Jim Knapp Celebration

On May 9, 2022, I hosted a celebration at the Chapel of Jim Knapp (July 28, 1939 – November 10, 2021) with Scrape and the Jim Knapp Orchestra playing his original music.

Jazz Journalist Award

On September 11, 2022, I accepted the award for Historical Record of the Year from the Jazz Journalists Association because of my role in finding the source tape for John Coltrane: A Love Supreme, Live in Seattle.

Japantown Jingle

December 17 1:30-3:00pm at the Panama Hotel (605 S Main St) for Japantown Jingle, I will be performing with guitarist Milo Petersen and bassist Phil Sparks.

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Music During COVID

Steve Korn recorded videos of several folks telling stories of their experience during the pandemic. Darin Faul used these stories in a patchwork virtual music performance by his students. Here’s my story.

Holiday Jazz on Ballard Avenue Dec 2 & 8

  Free concert of holiday jazz by Steve Griggs (saxophone), Scott Lytle (organ), and Milo Petersen (drums) at Marvin’s Garden Park on the corner of Ballard Avenue and 22nd Avenue NW on Dec 2 (12-1pm) and Dec. 8 (6-7pm). Sponsored by the Arts in Parks

Buy Steve Griggs Music on Bandcamp

Steve Griggs ended his consignment agreement with Amazon years ago because the terms became so egregious. Bandcamp takes a much smaller portion (%15) of sales. Steve Griggs’ complete discography is now available on bandcamp for online purchases. Visit¬†

Elvin Jones 91st Birthday Bash

Join drummer Gregg Keplinger, bassist Kelsey Mines, and me as we celebrate the late, great drummer Elvin Jones. We will perform music from his repertoire as well as original compositions dedicated to his musical spirit. September 8, 9-11pm, Egan’s Ballard Jam House,¬†1707 NW Market St,

East Meets West at Tula’s

  Japanese pianist/trumpeter Yuuki Hirate joins Jay Thomas, Steve Griggs, Susan Pascal, Phil Sparks, and Milo Petersen at Tula’s on July 29.