Frank Griffith, Musician,
Composer, Educator

As a composer/arranger Frank has written for the Ron Carter Nonet, the Lionel Hampton Orchestra, the Jon Hendricks Explosion, the Blue Wisp Big Band and the Brooklyn Philharmonic Orchestra and clarinetist, Eddie Daniels. – Read More


A Little bit
About Me

Born in Eugene, Oregon in 1959, Frank lived in New York City from 1980-1995. While there he worked with Ron Carter, Jon Hendricks and Jack McDuff and played lead alto with the Glenn Miller Orchestra for a nationwide tour in 1984. He has also worked with the orchestras of Toshiko Akiyoshi, Mel Lewis, Buddy Rich and Mel Torme.

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Interview with Sir John

Sir John Dankworth, the eminent English composer, conductor, bandleader and jazz musician, has written in many genres, including over twenty film scores.   Of these, Saturday Night and Sunday Morning (1960), The Criminal (1960), The Servant (1963) and Darling (1965) in particular, played a major role in bringing about a new sound in British film during the 1960s

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Upcoming Gigs Around the UK

18 January, 8PM, with Henry Lowther and Brian Knapp Trio. Ruislip Golf Club. Ickenham Road, Ruislip, HA4 7DQ. £7 01895 632394
31 January, 3.30-6PM. The Old Cock, with Ian Harrison Trio. Sarratt, Free.
11 February, 8PM. With Stu Butterfield, Jules Bury and Kate Williams. The Karamel Klub. 4 Coburg Road, London, N22 6UJ. £8. More
13 February, 8PM. With French pianist/singer Franck Amsallem and Oli Hayhurst. Café Pensieri, 34 Castle Lane, Bedford, MK40 3US. £16 includes a meal. More
15 February, 8.30PM. With Franck Amsellem. Bedford Arms. 2 Bromham Road MK2 2QA. Free.
18 February, 8.30PM. The Polo Sticks, with Martin Nickless and Pete Ripper. The Bloomsbury, Staines Road, Twickenham, TW2 5BB. Free.
19 February, 8PM – As part of Alex Webb’s “Cafe Society Swing”. The Stables.  More
13 March IN RUISLIP.
17 March, 8.30PM. With Café Society Swing (Alex Webb, Nat Facey, Sue Richardson, Vimala Rowe, Ciyo Brown,etc). Pizza Express, 10 Dean Street. London, W1. £18 More
19 March, 1-2PM – Frank Griffith Quartet- “Kind of Getz” w/Rob Barron, piano, Alec Dankworth, bass, Trevor Tomkins, drums. The Quarry Theatre. More
7 April, 8PM. With Tina May and Hugh Ockendon Trio. Eltham Warren Golf Club, Bexley Road, Eltham, SE9 2PE. £8. 0208 850 4477
5 July, 8PM. Frank Griffith Nonet with Tina May. Annie’s Jazz Club. Thorpe Hall Golf Club. Thorpe Hall, Essex, SS1 3AT. £120. More

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