Richard Griffin has shared the stage with some of the finest musicians in the jazz and pop world.
Lonnie Smith, Tom Browne, Noel Pointer, Victor Wooton, The Memphis Horns, Steve Cropper, Millie Jackson, B.T. Express, Sister
Sledge, Jeff Coffin and Kirk Whalum, just to name a few. His musical influences include Grover Washington Jr., Dexter Gordon, Maceo
Parker, Stanley Turrentine, Charlie "Bird" Parker and others. He received his music degree from Lane College in
Jackson, TN and post graduate work in jazz studies at Youngstown State University (Youngstown, OH). Richard also has
a Master's Degree from Trevecca Nazarene University (Nashville, TN). His musical endeavors have taken him all over the
world; Europe, Asia, South America, the South Pacific, and throughout the United States. Richard is the Director
of Bands and Jazz Studies at the Nashville School of the Arts. He is also a proud member of the 129th Army National Guard
Band, in which he conducts the jazz ensemble and is the drum major of the marching band. Richard is originally
from Erie, PA, but he has resided in Nashville for almost 20 years.