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Jazzy LG

Willie Larry Griggs was born in Detroit, Michigan to Ronald and Gladys Griggs. At the age of 12, he first discovered his ability to play music by ear. Using a musical calculator, he would listen to the radio, and replay what he heard, one note at a time. This ability transformed into formal theory, while in school band, where he learned the Alto Clarinet. Difficult financial times were the norm in the Griggs household, so at the age of 18, Larry made the decision to join the Army. With a love for science and anatomy, Larry chose a career that encompassed both, by becoming an X-ray technologist. On September 13, 1984 he entered the service. Stationed at Fort Sam Houston, TX (San Antonio) Larry continued his love of music, and made several friends and acquaintances along the way. The most notable was his time with the Hip Hop/RnB Group called Born Fresh Posse. At that time (1985), they were one of the hottest local acts in town. They opened for several notable artists such as: Ice Tee, KRS-One, Eric B and Rakim, Doug E. Fresh, Kool Moe Dee, and Biz Markee (1988). Larry’s Production skills had advanced to such a degree, that KRS-ONE offered to bring his music to New York. That particular event led to an exchange of contact info, and a month later, Larry was given an offer from RCA records. Fast forward to today; Jazzy LG has emerged as a gospel artist, with a unique style, and smooth productions.

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