Get to know us

The Peyton Griffin Trio is a Jazz group known for their old souls and young faces. The Trio formed in 2021, at Berklee College of Music in a jam session. Peyton Griffin and Dylan Tamaroff met and bonded over their love of "Nardis" by Bill Evans. Both players knew they wanted to expand on Bill Evans's sound, and create a trio that reflected their emotions and the ideals of their idols. Peyton reached out to his dorm-mate, Richie Noyes, an electric bassist, asking him to play for his trio. Noyes agreed to join the group, and since their first gig in 2021, the Peyton Griffin Trio has been telling their stories through Jazz. The Trio stands out because of their holistic approach to music. In the words of Peyton Griffin, "The one thing that really sets us apart from some of our peers is... the desire to work together within the music, to not be a piano feature ...but rather a trio of three musicians working together to create art. The Trio has three voices, and everyone has a say in the music"

Our Sound

The Trio's three voice interplay was originally inspired by Bill Evans's approach to Jazz piano trio. The members are most influenced by styles such as Post Bop, Cool Jazz, Modal, as well as elements of Latin music, such as Bossa Nova and Samba. The joy of Vince Guaraldi can also be heard in the Trios music, as well as the influences of Oscar Peterson, Eliane Elias, and Monty Alexander. The three find inspiration in the albums, "Waltz For Debby" by Bill Evans, and "We Get Requests" by Oscar Peterson. PGT interpolates each of their inspirations as well as forming a completely new sound for themselves, as each of their voices are incredibly unique.

The members of the Trio recognize that the driving force behind Jazz is passion and emotion. They utilize these elements through improvisation and new harmonic arrangements, to revive the classic sound of Jazz through their own youthful, contemporary perspective.

The Members

Richie Grayson Noyes


Dylan Tamaroff


Peyton Griffin


Richie Grayson Noyes

Richie Grayson Noyes is a 21 year old upright and electric bassist from Norfolk, Massachussetts. He began his musical journey at the age of three, with piano, but switched to electric bass at the age of seven. Growing up, Richie was influenced by the rich sounds of Jaco Pastorius, Herbie Hancock and Bill Evans.

As a Berklee College of Music student, under the close tutelage of Mike Pope, Noyes began pursuing an interest in Swing and Post-Bop era Jazz music.

Noyes views the bass as a multi faceted instrument. In his own words, "I chose bass because of its unique, all-encompassing role within a group; melody, rhythm and harmony, all happening at the same time; and each choice you make impacts the other." Richie's playing has been deeply influenced by albums such as Thrust by Herbie Hancock and Jaco Pastorius's self titled album. Embracing the creative freedom that comes with Jazz, he enjoys improvising in real time. As a musician, Richie always wants to be growing musically and connecting with his audience.

"My goal as a musician is to be the best person I can be, on and off the stage, and to impact people through the music I play."

Dylan Tamaroff

Born in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, Dylan began drumming when he was 9 years old, and has not looked back since. His drumming comes from multiple influences, including John Coltrane, Jaco Pastorius and Bill Evans. During covid, Dylan studied brush technique under Marty Morell of the Bill Evans Trio.

For Dylan, Jazz is a mood booster. In his own words, "It always brings me to a good mood...I find Jazz to be a very soothing style of music." Playing Jazz allows Dylan to best express himself, "You really get to express your thoughts and leave it all on the stage. It is a very intimate form of music." Dylan strives to connect with the audience through his music.

"I want to build a connection, get their heads bobbing, and their bodies moving. If at least one of those things happens by the end of our shows, I know we were successful in delivering the message to the audience."

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