Darrell B Green

Darrell B Green

Dar’rell Green

Writer. Performer. Producer. Guide. Saxman.

Growing up in Indianapolis in a family with deep roots in the south – his father from New Orleans and his mother from Jackson, Mississippi – Dar’rell’s early sounds on the saxophone reflected those southern musical traditions and still influence his work. But growing up in the 1970’s in a house with a bass-guitar-playing-funk-master for a brother and a sister who played Classical piano, Dar’rell’s style soon integrated those musically diverse dimensions as well. Dar’rell’s older brother had an old school, R&B, funk band with a strong horn section. When Dar’rell was just little guy of 10 years old, he was invited to sit in and practice with them.

By the age of 20, Dar’rell was in Dallas playing all the clubs. Returning to Indianapolis, Dar’rell got involved with a group called Double Vision which resulted in his first CD project, then a second on his own. His fourth and current CD – Marinate the Groove – was preceded by a “best of” CD. Marinate the Groove is like a good family BBQ – lots of ingredients and lots of love.

Ever faithful on this musical path, Dar’rell consistently performs across the county – opening for the Michigan Jazz Festival with headliner Ramsey Lewis and in 2013 performing on stage with jazz greats Boney James, Kim Waters,  Gerald Vesley, Gerald Albright , Dar’rell states” that was still unbelievable , I was  there on a jazz cruise , and as always I always bring my horn,  and to be invited to play with these jazz greats was next level.”–  Dar’rell has written music for several short films with an independent production house, and produces music.