Arts | Music | NW Life
Darrell Grant & All For Naught Sextet
Lan Su Chinese Garden
239 Northwest Everett St.
July 18, 2017, 7:30 p.m.
Pianist Darrell Grant is a creative artist who harnesses the power of music to create change. Whether through performing, composing, teaching, or organizing musical initiatives around community, sustainability or social justice, he seeks to leverage a deeper level of engagement and connection. Through eight albums as a bandleader, numerous recordings as a sideman, a growing body of compositions, and two decades of service as an educator and leader in the arts, Grant’s multi-faceted creative projects and innovative initiatives reflect a belief in the extraordinary power of art to communicate, inspire, provoke, inform, and move others to transform society and themselves. Grant was introduced to international audiences in 1988 as the pianist with the legendary vocalist Betty Carter. He has performed and/or recorded with such notable musicians as Branford Marsalis, David Sanborn, Esperanza Spalding, Sonny Fortune, Roy Haynes, John Clayton, Nicholas Payton, Kevin Eubanks, Chico Freeman, Somi, Lesley Gore, Jack Dejohnette, Terence Blanchard, and Art Farmer. He has performed extensively as a bandleader and solo artist throughout the U.S., Canada, and Europe in venues ranging from clubs to major jazz festivals, plus he’s been featured on Marian McPartland’s “Piano Jazz” on National Public Radio.
“ADVENTUROUS. (Grant’s) eclectic background and obvious open-mindedness has paid dividends…” – The Boston Herald