2012 AIJF Scholarship Winner

  • Boyce Griffith receiving his award from Les DeMerle
  • Boyce Griffith, Alto Saxophone
  • Boyce Griffith and Les DeMerle
  • Boyce Griffith, Sax - Earnie Ealum, Bass - Richard Roberts, Trumpet
  • Boyce Griffith, Sax - Les DeMerle, Drums - Ernie Ealum, Bass - Doug Matthews, Piano
  • Boyce Griffith and Les DeMerle

Boyce Griffith

Alto Saxophone

“Receiving the Amelia Island Jazz Festival scholarship means the world to me. Jamming with the world’s greatest musicians could not be beat”

A highly promising teenage alto saxophone player from Tallahassee, Boyce Griffith was recipient of the 2012 Jazz Scholarship Award from The Les DeMerle Amelia Island Jazz Festival. Boyce Griffith, a graduate of Leon High School, is adept at swing, bebop and hard bop chestnuts. A four-year member of the Florida All State Band, beginning while in the ninth grade, Griffith cites many of the great jazz saxophonists as influences and inspirations, especially fellow Tallahassee native Cannonball Adderley and bebop pioneer Charlie “Yardbird” Parker.

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