Danny Green Trio
Over the past decade, jazz pianist and Origin Records recording artist Danny Green has earned recognition as a bandleader and as a composer with a gift for spinning supple, absorbing narratives. Green’s growing portfolio of vibrant sounds – an enchanting mix of jazz, classical, and Brazilian rhythms – has captured the attention of critics around the world, including DownBeat Magazine, Jazziz, San Diego Union Tribune, the Boston Globe, and Public Radio International. It’s no small wonder that Green has earned two San Diego Music awards for Best Jazz Album and an additional award for Best Jazz Artist. His long-time trio includes bassist Justin Grinnell and drummer Julien Cantelm, noteworthy musicians in their own right, and together they have developed a nearly psychic connection as they perform Green’s original compositions and jazz standards. Green takes listeners on a journey that is equal parts introspective and exuberant, and always compelling. Since its formation in 2010, the trio has performed at notable venues, series, and festivals across the county, including the Shapeshifter Lab in New York City, The Blue Whale in Los Angeles, KSDS Jazz 88.3’s Jazz Live in San Diego, and the San Jose Summer Jazz Festival. The trio formed the core band on Green’s highly acclaimed 2012 release, A Thousand Ways Home. Joined by world class jazz artists including Chico Pinheiro, Claudia Villela, and Peter Sprague, the album rose to #17 on the Jazz Week Charts, and was voted into KSDS Jazz 88.3’s “Top Ten Jazz Releases of 2012.” In 2014, Green signed with Origin Records and the trio released the highly-acclaimed album After The Calm. The trio’s 2016 release, Altered Narratives, recorded at New York City’s Sear Sound studio with award-winning producer Matt Pierson, consisted of Green’s original compositions, three of which feature the trio plus a string quartet. Altered Narratives was selected one of the “Top 30 New Releases” by Public Radio International’s syndicated Jazz After Hours, and was in Jazz Week’s Top 100 recordings for 2016. The Danny Green Trio Plus Strings has performed at the Shapeshifter Lab in New York City, KSDS Jazz 88.3’s Jazz Live, and at TEDxSan Diego (Copley Symphony Hall). The ensemble recorded its first full length album in Summer 2017. Entitled One Day It Will, the album features ten of Green’s latest works, and releases on Origin Records in April 2018.