November 3rd, 2010 09:42 EST
FREE Download of "Cute New Car" from the "Delicioso" CD by Tom Grant
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Appearances - November 2010
Every Wednesday-Saturday. 7-10 wed-thurs, 8-12 Fri-Sat.
40 N. State Street, Lake Oswego OR 97034
No Cover, no minimum (Full bar and menu)
Every Sunday at 6:30
Tommy O`s Pacific Rim Bistro
801 Washington Street, Vancouver WA
$5 minimum(Full bar and menu)
Tom Grant band plus many musician guests who sit-in with the band during the course of the evening
Every First Monday of the month
Best Western Hood River Inn, Hood River OR
No cover, no minimum(Full bar and menu)
Tom Grant Band with Shelly Rudolph and other special guests
7 -Notes of Hope at 7pm
Benefits the Adolescent and Young Adult Oncology Program at the Knight Cancer Institute at OHSU
St. Mary`s Academy
1615 SW 5th Ave. Portland OR 97201
Tickets $10.00 at the door only
Also appearing, La Rhonda Steele and family
10-Tom solo piano, Anniversary celebration for
Clint Newell Motors, Roseburg OR
(private party only)
14-Concert and Workshop with David Lanz and
Jackie Nicole, Celebration for Jodi`s School of Music
Heathman Lodge, Vancouver
26-Tom Grant Band with Shelly Rudolph,
the Gazebo at Bridgeport Mall, Christmas Kickoff Concert
4-Festival of the Trees, Convention Center, Seaside OR
5-Annual Winter Warm Concert benefit for Potluck in the Park.
Tom hosts a show with some of the Northwest biggest music stars at Portland`s Acadian Ballroom.
15-Tom appears with drummer Ron Steen and bassist Phil Baker
for a jazz trio rendering of Christmas songs at Portland`s venerable Old Church.
24-27 Tom will be featured in Michael Alan Harrison`s annual Christmas shows at the Old Church
31- New Year`s Eve with Shelly and the TG Band at the Lakehouse
More about the artist:
Nu-Wrinkle Records is proud to announce the CD release of "Delicioso" ("Dee-lish-e-oso") by pianist Tom Grant. The single, "Cute New Car," will be going for adds to radio on August 30, 2010.
Since 1983, Tom`s records have repeatedly topped the contemporary jazz charts. Radio fans will remember his previous releases with labels like Windam Hill, Verve, Shanachie. Keyboard Magazine declared, " he dishes out a pop-flavored jazz that goes down easy and gives discerning listeners plenty to chew on."
Through the years, several of his songs, including the popular "Mango Tango," "Night Charade," "In My Wildest Dreams," and "The View from Here," enjoyed lengthy stays at number one. "We now add to our list of all-time favourites one of Tom`s finest selections ever - the aptly named Morning Glorious and the CafÃ© Jazz absolute #1 most played selection for 2009!! (sic)," said JazzLynx.com in a review about his 2008 release, "Life is Good."
Tom Grant also made a name for himself early on with his road band as a darling of the critics. The Express News said, "As jazz pianists go, Grant`s style is boldly and uncommonly melodic In short, the man can play." The San Antonio Light would also add, " definitely striking the right chord with the record buying public, and at just the right moment."
A native of Oregon, a state that has produced chart toppers like Chris Botti, Tom embraces a rich entertainment tradition. Born to showbiz parents, the pianist began playing professionally in the 70s and toured and recorded with such jazz greats as Woody Shaw, Joe Henderson, Charles Lloyd and Tony Williams.
As the Pacific Northwest`s most renowned resident musical artist, Tom`s career achievements reflect his unique ability to embrace the full spectrum of contemporary music. From traditional jazz to pop, new age and beyond, Tom Grant is the quintessential voice of music today.
His recent tours of Japan and Indonesia attest to his popularity in Asia. He has been featured on CNN and has been a guest on the "Tonight Show with Jay Leno."
The pianist`s compositions have also been used in TV and film. Tom primarily focused on documentaries and independent films, as Tom`s touch can add magic to any soundtrack.
The all original songs featured on the new album, "Delicioso," are a soundscape of radio friendly tracks that infuse memorable hooks with refined arrangements, giving fans the center stage quality they demand from a returning chart-topping recording artist. The supporting cast of the album is a team of power players. From guitarist Marlon McClain (Kenny G, Jeff Lorber, Smokey Robinson and more) to guitarist Dan Faehnle (Diana Krall and Pink Martini), the musicianship on "Delicioso" is a feast for the senses. Like Tom Grant`s previous work, "Delicioso" is destined to be one of the top selections played in 2010.
Logon to www.tomgrant.com for more information on this dynamically creative musician.