Ed Griffin

Edward L Griffin, Professional Trombonist in the Roanoke Valley


540-989-2006 (home)

540-798-1475 (cell)

I have been so blessed by my opportunities to play trombone. Playing and performing on trombone has been a love and delight of my life, made possible through the help and instruction of many fine musicians who generously gave of their time.

Dr. Edward L Griffin

Listen to Ed!

Find Ed's latest CD A Taste of Autumn at cdbaby.com

"...Trombonist Ed Griffin formed the group Griffin in 2009. Their latest recording, A Taste of Autumn, features many well-known jazz standards with a couple of pop/easy listening tunes included. Throughout the CD, Ed Griffin's tone is consistently warm and pure. There are even times when the influence of J. J. Johnson can be heard just under the surface. This is especially true of songs such as Old Devil Moon and My Funny Valentine.

The group's efforts at presenting some of the most beautiful and sophisticated works in the Great American Songbook are to be commended. Ed Griffin sounds fantastic as a trombonist..."

--Clarence Hines, University of North Florida
International Trombone Association Journal, July 2011


Dr. Griffin played trombone through the elementary and high school band system in Peoria, IL. He went on to the marching, symphonic, and jazz bands at the University of Illinois. Over the years he has played in numerous venues around Roanoke. He is a frequent participant in music worship services in churches.

Dr. Griffin has been the trombonist with Brass 5, a Roanoke based brass quintet, for nearly 30 years. With Brass5, a Yamaha performance group, and under the auspices of the Virginia Commission for the Arts and the Roanoke Symphony, he has participated in 1000’s of educational music programs in schools throughout Virginia. He has played 100’s of concerts in the US and Europe.

He is the past Director of Operations of the ITT GaAs Technology Center, and past Vice President of Engineering,  ITT Night Vision.