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NEWS

Winner of Fortissimo Paul Shaghoian Jazz Educator Award 2022

CMEA Southern Border Section

So honored to be recognized by my esteemed colleagues! Grateful for our supportive music community (educators, students, families) who tirelessly work with passion and heart to keep music alive for generations to come.

Upcoming Events

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POP, FIZZ, CLINK!

Ring in 2023 with us at the Historic Davenport Hotel in Downtown Spokane.

Our 2023 NYE celebration offers two great options that will help you create a memory to last the entire year. Kicking off at 8PM, Saturday, December 31st, the party takes place in the luxurious Grand Pennington Ballroom.

 

We begin the countdown to the end of the year with live music by Grammy nominated Sacha Boutros Quartet featuring Melonie Grinnell and keep the party going with DJ Matt Shuman until we flip the calendar to 2023. 

 

TICKET LINK: New Year’s Eve at The Davenport

Past Events

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Summer 2022

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Melonie Grinnell Trio at Il Sogno Italiano

Every 3rd Wednesday 630-930pm

July 20th Livestream

Upcoming dates:

Wed, Aug 24th 630-930pm

Wed, Sep 21st 630-930pm

Past Events

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Francis Parker Summer Jazz Workshop 2022
High School Week, Roy Hargrove Combo (aka "Christmas in July" Combo)
Directed by Melonie Grinnell (far left, front) & Justin Grinnell (far right)

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Leonard Patton Group

with Curtis Taylor, special guest

Watch the recorded livestream on Facebook ... https://fb.watch/efaKIA7P-I/]

2021

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CADENCE Vocal Jazz Ensemble (Grossmont College)
Concert Premiere in new concert hall PVAC
Oct 21 - El Cajon, CA

Kristy Walker Photography 2020 (Background photo)
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Star Wars Live Concert
with the San Diego Symphony Orchestra
(Sept 20-21 San Diego Rady Shell)

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Paul Combs Trio at the Merc featuring

Tadd Dameron Music
Paul Combs, saxes; Melonie Grinnell, piano
Rob Thorsen, bass; Richard Sellers, drums
(Oct 28 - Temecula, CA)
 

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Photography and Project by Michele Zousmer
"Can You Hear Me?" a Tribute to San Diego Jazz Musicians during the Pandemic. (Aug 2021)

"The Grinnell family. . Melonie is a pianist , Justin plays the bass. Both such accomplished musicians and professors in local San Diego universities. In between teaching on zoom they have been teaching their 2 adorable sons to play different instruments. Such a special musical family.
Pandemic togetherness!!"

Full article:
https://www.allaboutjazz.com/can-you-hear-me-a-tribute-to...
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