Thursday, January 19, 2012

Grant Windsor 8.00pm tonight at The Ellington

Grant Windsor returns home briefly from the UK to perform a special concert at the Ellington for the first time. Known for his work with the band ‘K’ and other local acts many years ago, Grant has since relocated to the UK and will be presenting a special night of new music.

Since his move to the UK he has worked with many great artists including Jose James, Carole King, Jamelia, Lizz Wright, Benji B, Bilal, Sir Michael Parkinson, Pino Palladino, Plan B, Clare Teal, TY, Russell Watson, Matthew Herbert Bigband, Stephanie Mckay, Nailah Porter, Marius De Vries, Badmarsh and Shri, The BBC Bigband, Sophie Solomon, Pee Wee Ellis, Gregory Porter, Bosco De Oliviera, Wretch 32, Don-E, Dionne Bromfield, Femi Temowo, and Jean Toussaint to name a few.
In 2001 Grant received the inaugural “APRA Professional Development Award for Jazz Composition”, which led him to study in the US with the likes of Jim Mcneely, Michel Colombier, Sam Yahel and Russell Ferrante. He has just been appointed “APRA’s UK Ambassador”.
As a Producer Grant has been working steadily on a many recording projects, this year resulting in a No.1 record on the UK ITunes charts for Clare Teals “Hey Ho”.

Currently a guest conductor and arranger with the BBC Big band, he has worked on many programs for broadcast such as the “Great British Songbook” with Clare Teal and a “Christmas Special” featuring Jamelia for broadcast on BBC Radio 2 Big Band special.

He has just completed work in New York on Jose James up coming album that features artists such as Pino Palladino, Richard Spaven, Christian McBride, Chris Dave, Robert Glasper and Emily King.
The concert will comprise of brand new music presented for the first time in Perth, featuring and amazing quintet of musicians:

Grant Windsor- Piano
Pete Jeavons- Bass
Ben Vanderwal- Drums
Simon Jeans- Guitar
Carl Mackey- Sax

With influences of Broken Beat, Hip Hop, Dub Step, Jazz and Brazilian music, citing influences of Egberto Gismonti, Kaidi Tatham, Benga, Milton Nascimento and J Dilla, This concert proves to be an exciting, eclectic and fresh mix of music, Not to be missed!
Jazzwise - “..McCoy Tyner Like Energy”
The Telegraph - “.. Brilliant and Subtle”
MOJO Magazine - “ ..Sparing and Right”
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