Rayford Griffin

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Rayford Griffin

For years, Rayford Griffin has been one of the most internationally respected as among the most inventive, volcanic and versatile drummers in music, having amassed stellar credits with virtuosos ranging from Jean-Luc Ponty and The Stanley Clarke Band, Geroge Duke to Michael Jackson, Dave Koz, Anita Baker, Bette Midler and more.

This amazing drummer, composer and producer has roots that extend back to the most revolutionary era of jazz – be bop – thanks to his uncle: the great trumpeter/composer Clifford Brown. Indeed, it was being made pridefully aware of his uncle’s music very early in life by his aunt Larue Brown Watson (Clifford’s widow) and studying it that deeply influenced Rayford to become the far reaching musician that he is today. In that spirit, Rayford is in the process of completing Reflections of Brownie – his second album as a leader and his first since 2003’s Rebirth of the Cool – in a loving and fittingly innovative fashion.

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