About Boyce

Boyce Griffith is a tenor saxophonist from Tallahassee, Florida. Boyce currently lives and performs in New York City.

Background and Training

Boyce was born, raised, and trained in the southern United States, in the beautiful town of Tallahassee, Florida. At age ten, Boyce began his musical journey by using his ear to figure out how to play the blues on the guitar, imitating such artists as Jimi Hendrix, Stevie Ray Vaughn, and B.B. King. Around age twelve, he began playing the saxophone and receiving formal musical training, including how to read music, how to write  music, and how to appropriately play in ensembles of all sizes. Boyce's training further solidified under the tutelage of great mentors of multiple genres. In the realm of classical music, Boyce has studied with members of the German-based Rascher Saxophone Quartet, along with renowned saxophonists Martin Wilkes and Patrick Meighan. In the realm of jazz music, Boyce has trained with artists such as Marcus Roberts, Gregg Field, John Clayton, Stephen Riley, Rodney Jordan, Bill Kennedy, Leon Anderson, and many more. 

Professional Career
Throughout his still young career, Boyce has performed all across the United States, in venues of all types, and within many genres. The list of prominent venues includes, but is not limited to the Village Vanguard (NYC), Birdland Jazz Club (NYC), Dizzy's Club Coca-Cola (NYC), The San Jose Jazz Festival (San Jose, CA), The Black Dolphin Jazz Club (Kansas City, MO), the Disneyland Hollywood Backlot Stage (Anaheim, CA), the Germantown Performing Arts Center (TN), B Sharp's Jazz Club (Tallahassee, FL), Ruby Diamond Auditorium (Tallahassee), the Historic Monticello Opera House (Monticello, FL), and many more. Boyce has performed alongside such artists as Marcus Roberts, John Clayton, Gregg Field, Jason Marsalis, Leon Anderson, and the Harlem River Noise.