LenaBlu Series: Lynn Grissett Quartet

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LenaBlu Series: Lynn Grissett Quartet

LenaBlu Series presents the Lynn Grissett Quartet

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Le Piano 6970 North Glenwood Avenue Chicago, IL 60626

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Formally educated professional musician, Lynn J. Grissett Jr. is a truly dedicated musician. Lynn, born in Wilmington North Carolina is a 2009 graduate of UNCG in 2009 with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Music Performance (Concentration: Jazz Studies). While an undergraduate student at UNCG, Lynn was awarded a scholarship through the Miles Davis Jazz Studies Program. He formed The Lynn Grissett Trio and Quartet in 2007 and was a regular at many of the local and statewide jazz venues.

Eager to expand his musical endeavors beyond the formal setting of a classroom and the occasional gig, Lynn enrolled in Graduate School at North Carolina Central University (NCCU) of Durham, NC. While there Lynn had the incredible experience of studying music under the Tutelage of Branford Marsalis, Robert Trowers, Dr. Ira T. Wiggins, Dr. Brian Horton, and Baron Tymas. In 2011 Lynn was voted Best Jazz Soloist at the 50th Villanova Jazz Festival. Lynn’s Master’s Degree in Music Performance (Jazz Studies) was obtained in 2012. Though his genre of preference and first love is jazz, Lynn studies, writes and performs all genres of music. In addition to the trumpet, Lynn proficiently plays saxophone. His dedication to his craft, has propelled him into the company of many reputable professional musicians and recording artists. Some of these artists include: Ellis Marsalis, Branford Marsalis, Delfeayo Marsalis, Maceo Parker, Andrew Gouche, Larry Graham, Nile Rodgers, Trombone Shorty, Marcus Anderson, Max Wienberg, the late Dewey Redman, Winard Harper, Stevie Wonder, Chaka Khan, Mint Condition, Jennifer Hudson, Ledisi, Judith Hill, Cyrus Chestnut, Ocie Davis, Kobie Watkins, Terri Lynne Carrington, Liv Warfield, and Andy Allo.

Most recently, Lynn has the distinct privilege of being a member of New Power Generation Hornz; the horn section of the band New Power Generation (NPG) led by the late great musical genius Prince. His trumpet can be heard on the following recordings:

Prince: Hit N Run Phase One & Two (2015)

Liv Warfield: The Unexpected (2014)

Judith Hill: Back In Time (2015)

Grammy Nominated: (Mint Condition: Healing Season (2015)

Some of Lynn’s more recent professional performances include:

“Welcome to Chicago” Tour NPG (2012)

Jimmy Kimmel Show w/ NPG & Ally Allo (2012)

Montreaux Jazz Festival (2013)

Dakota Jazz Club (Minneapolis, MN 2013)

Arsenio Hall Show w/ NPG & Liv Warfield (2014)

Essence Festival w/ NPG (2014)

Jimmy Kimmel Show w/ Liv Warfield (2015)

Prince and the NPG Detroit (2015)

Prince and the NPG Baltimore (2015)

Prince and the NPG Washington D. C. (2015)

Prince and the NPG Montreal (2015)

North Sea Jazz Festival Rotterdam (2014)

Branford Marsalis Trad Band (2011 Wells Fargo Community Celebration)

Branford Marsalis Trad Band (2014 Heineken Jazz Festival, Puerto Rico)

Delfeayo Marsalis Octet (2011 Sweet Thunder Tour)

Winard Harper Quintet at The Jazz Showcase (Chicago, IL 2013)

Winard Harper Quintet at Smalls, NYC (2015)

Who's Bad at Great American

Who's Bad at Brooklyn Bowl, New York (2017)

 Music Hall, San Francisco (2017)

New Power Generation at Billboard  Live Osaka/Tokyo (2017)

Sydney Opera House; Sydney Austrailia (2018)

Hammer Theater; Melborne, Austrailia (2018)

Jazz Alley, Seattle (2018)

Jack London Revue, Portland (2018)

When not performing, Lynn resides in Durham, NC.

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