acoustic and electric bassist :: justin grinnell J u s t i n G r i n n e l l . c o m

h o m e :: b i o g r a p h y :: i t i n e r a r y :: m u s i c :: g a l l e r y :: v i d e o :: c o n t a c t

:: this just-in!

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Peter Sprague Group
"Live(ish) at SpragueLand Episode 29 Peter Sprague Plays Carole King" [full concert]
Peter Sprague (guitar), Pamela Pendrell (voice), Beth Ross Buckley (flute), Tripp Sprague (sax, flute), Danny Green (piano), Justin Grinnell (bass), Duncan Moore (drums)
May 26, 2022 @ Spragueland Studio, Encinitas, CA

LP And The Vinyl - Quad City Arts Visiting Artist
Leonard Patton (voice), Danny Green (keyboard), Justin Grinnell (bass), Julien Cantelm (drums)
April 25-29, 2022 @ Quad Cities, IL/IA
[Photo by Ben Gougeon]

Since 1974, the [Quad City Arts] Visiting Artist Series has engaged Quad City residents of all ages in quality arts experiences with professional performing artists. These unique outreaches serve students of all ages in both public and private schools and colleges, in urban, suburban, and rural districts in both eastern Iowa and western Illinois. []

Bill Yeager Jazz Orchestra "Latin Jazz" Concert
BYJO Personnel: Saxophones - Charlie Arbelaez, Chaz Cabrera, Christopher Hollyday, Bradley Nash, Tim Nunnink; Trumpets - Greg Beck, Derek Cannon, Jon Papenbrook, Karl Soukup, Brad Steinwehe; Trombones - Kevin Esposito, Matt Hall, Brandon Jagow, Jordan Morita; Rhythm Section - Justin Grinnell, Melonie Grinnell, Mike Holguin, Mark Lamson, Louis Valenzuela; Voice - Anastasya Koral; Director - Bill Yeager
Mar. 19, 2022 @ San Diego State University, CA
[Photo by Markus Burger]

Leonard Patton's 14th Annual Valentine's Day Tribute To Louis & Ella
L>R: Rebecca Jade (voice), Ed Kornhauser (piano), Steve Dillard (trumpet), Leonard Patton (voice), Justin Grinnell (bass), Duncan Moore (drums)
Feb. 14, 2022 @ The Jazz Lounge, San Diego, CA
[Watch the whole concert on Facebook]

Gary Nieves (drums) & Justin Grinnell (bass)
Jan. 3, 2005 @ Croce's Jazz Bar, San Diego, CA
[Photo by Anton Orlov]

RIP Gary Nieves (Feb 2022) - I'm thankful that I had the opportunity to get to know and play with Gary a little. The first gig I played with Gary was back in 2003 but I got to know him better when we had a steady gig together in 2004-2005 playing with the Dave Scott Quintet at Croce's Jazz Bar every Monday night. I'm not exactly sure when, but we also played quite a few times together in Barry Farrar Sr's rehearsal big band. I will always remember Gary as a soft-spoken and sweet guy who was a masterful but self-effacing drummer.

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Peter Sprague and the Tribute Rebels
"Live(ish) at SpragueLand Episode 26 Peter Sprague Plays Songs of Home" [full concert]
Peter Sprague (guitar), Tripp Sprague (sax, flute), Danny Green (piano), Justin Grinnell (bass), Duncan Moore (drums), with special guests Kate Sprague (voice), Allison Adams Tucker (voice)
Jan. 28, 2022 @ Spragueland Studio, Encinitas, CA

[Facebook Video]

Holly Hofmann Quartet "Table For Two" (J.Plank)
Holly Hofmann (flute), Mike Wofford (piano), Justin Grinnell (bass), Jim Plank (drums)
Jan. 26, 2022 @ Il Sogno Italiano, San Diego, CA
[Video by Sacha Boutros]

[YouTube Video]

Peter Sprague Group "You Can Call Me Al"
Peter Sprague (guitar), Lisa Hightower (lead voice), Pam Pendrell (voice), Tripp Sprague (tenor sax), Danny Green (piano), Justin Grinnell (bass), Duncan Moore (drums)
Published Jan. 14, 2022; Performance from live-streamed concert Dec. 21, 2021

*VIRAL VIDEO* Peter Sprague published this video on Jan. 14. The video had passed 100K views by Jan. 20 and 200K views by Jan. 22.

Christopher Hollyday Quartet
Christopher Hollyday (alto sax), Bob Boss (guitar), Justin Grinnell (bass), Tyler Kreutel (drums)
Jan. 8, 2022 @ Black Rail Kitchen & Bar, Carlsbad, CA
[Photo by Ken Laster]

:: some 2021 highlights

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Matt DiBiase Quartet [full concert]
Matt DiBiase (vibes), Nick Sanders (keys), Justin Grinnell (bass), Julien Cantelm (drums)
Dec. 4, 2021 @ The Jazz Lounge, San Diego, CA

Gilbert Castellanos Quartet
Gilbert Castellanos (trumpet), Joshua White (piano), Justin Grinnell (bass), Tyler Kreutel (drums)
Oct. 22, 2021 @ The Westgate Hotel, San Diego, CA
[Image from video by Irina Shageryan]

Can You Hear Me? A Tribute To San Diego Jazz Musicians During The Pandemic by Michelle Zousner
All About Jazz, August 28, 2021
[Photo by Michelle Zousner]

It's been an extraordinarily difficult year for the live music industry due to the pandemic. ... This project is to highlight local San Diego jazz musicians who thought outside the box to help our communities come out the other side of this crisis stronger, healthier, more connected and empathetic than ever. ... I wondered how these talented musicians were doing through this difficult time. ... I went on a photographic journey to tell the story of how they fared through the pandemic. I found a group of people demonstrating resiliency, creativity, and passion.

2021 Francis Parker Summer Jazz Workshop Faculty
L > R: Danny Green, Justin Grinnell, Melonie Grinnell, Nathan Jarrell, Ian Tordella, Derek Cannon, Leonard Patton, Mike Holguin, Tommy Collins, Nathan Collins (guest artist & alumni)
July 17, 2021 @ Francis Parker School, San Diego, CA
[Photo by Molly Jarrell]

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Danny Green Trio "Live(ish) From Spragueland"
[Live Remote Concert]
Danny Green (piano), Justin Grinnell (bass), Julien Cantelm (drums)
Feb. 27, 2021 @ Spragueland Studio, Encinitas, CA

[YouTube Video]

LP And The Vinyl "Live(ish) From Spragueland"
[Live Remote Concert]
Leonard Patton (voice), Danny Green (piano), Justin Grinnell (bass), Julien Cantelm (drums)
Jan. 16, 2021 @ Spragueland Studio, Encinitas, CA

2022 - updated 5/28/2022