Live in Studio C: Benjamin Creighton Griffiths, harp

Jun 23, 2017

This week, a versatile young harpist from Wales stopped by Studio C on his way between a festival in New Orleans and a workshop in Louisville. At just 21, it would be impressive enough if Ben Creighton Griffiths only held the principal harp position for one professional orchestra, but he's got that job with two ensembles, plus parallel careers as a touring soloist in both the classical and jazz genres. Griffiths gave us a taste of the wide range of music he can tease out of a single instrument, from impressionistic classical and traditional Welsh to walking bass and modal jazz.

Set list:

Claude Debussy: Arabesque

John Thomas: Le Soir

Vincent Youmans: Time On My Hands

Miles Davis: So What