Steve Griggs, solo saxophone

For more than 40 years, Steve Griggs has expressed his feelings through saxophones. Improvisation provides Griggs the freedom to explore ideas and emotions in the moment with audiences. Formally trained in classical music performance, skilled in composition, and seasoned in jazz rhythm, Griggs delved deep into free-form music with modern dancers. Although there are no dancers on this event, the performance reveals a long hidden side of Griggs’ muse that can be glimpsed in his more refined mainstream projects. With no written score and an empty stage, a blank slate awaits for audiences to witness the process of sculpting serenades with a saxophone (A serenade is music sung to a lover for the whole community to hear).