Milo Petersen, Guitar, drums
Susan Pascal, Vibraphone, marimba
Phil Sparks, Bass
Steve Griggs, Saxophone
Seattle, WA, 98105
The City of Seattle Office of Arts and Culture has awarded the Steve Griggs Ensemble a CityArtist grant to create a new program of stories and music inspired by the August 30, 2010 killing of native carver John T. Williams by Seattle police officer Ian Birk. The program will premiere on the 2017 anniversary of the death.
4Culture will join the National Park Service and City of Seattle in funding the Panama Hotel Jazz Performance Extension. This program brings Panama Hotel Jazz to the Panama Hotel Tea Room every 2nd Saturday of the month until August 2016.
The Steve Griggs Ensemble will create Listen to Seattle, a program of narration and music inspired by the life and words of Chief Seattle, with support from a 4Culture Historic Site Specific Grant. The program will premiere at the Duwamish Long House in 2015 followed by free performances at historically significant sites.