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TOM GRANT, master instrumentalist, talented singer and natural entertainer nimbly walks the line between jazz tradition and modern pop. This soft-spoken Oregon native’s inspired songwriting produces propulsive R&B grooves, infectious melodic hooks, and stylish ballads with equal ease.

He plays jazz piano with the harmonic sophistication and deep sense of swing that only comes from more than four decades on the bandstand. As one of the Pacific Northwest’s most renowned musical artists, Tom Grant’s career achievements reflect his unique ability to embrace the full spectrum of contemporary music.

Tom has appeared on the Jay Leno show and was featured in many of the national music mags as well as in a CNN news spot. He’s also enjoyed large followings in Indonesia and Japan.

Today’s episode featured a private, live performance by the jazz phenom in his studio and a warm conversation about life, what it took to get the international recognition he’s been awarded, and the challenges along the way. We also discuss his talented wife Mary’s prolific talents as an artist, and having to share the world with someone dedicated passionately to their craft.

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With nearly 30 years of performing, touring and teaching, bandleader, Brian Harris approaches the keyboards and vocals with a deep emotion and gritty soul.

Before starting his band “The Damn Straight”, Brian toured extensively with Portland, OR soul/r&b legend, Curtis Salgado and is featured on Curtis’ award winning album The Beautiful Lowdown. Prior to that he held down the keyboard chair for world renowned singer/songwriter/bassist, Lisa Mann & Her Really Good Band, and played and sang for local favorites SUMO.

Over the years he has shared the stage with artists such as Kenny Loggins, Carl Anderson, Patrick Lamb, Charles Holt and more…

In addition to his work with TDS, he can be seen around the Pacific Northwest with Soul Vaccination, The Ken DeRouchie Band, Hot Tea Cold and Ants In The Kitchen.

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