It's 2012. Where have I been? I've been in the blogosphere. I'l try to bring the website up to speed in the upcoming weeks. Meanwhile. Here are the links to what is happening NOW!
The Jazz Bridge Project - My cultural exchange project to Russia here.
On the Territory- My blog exploring the intersection of art, place and community here.
Entering the Profession- My blog and workshop offering wisdom for the emerging musician here.
Darrell Grant and "On the Territory"
is a new project that premiered at
the Oregon Coast Music Festival in July 2009. It is inspired by the
idea that music, like wine and coffee, is shaped by an indefinable
connection to terrain, which is both the physical place and the
community from which it springs. The French call this “terroir”. I call
it the Territory.
Most of the players in this ensemble, including
myself, come to Oregon from disparate places--New York, California,
Wyoming, Boston. We were drawn here in no small part by the “terroir”
of this place, what someone called “a terroir of the mind as much as of
the land.” From here we define our musical territory. Like the place in
which we live, it is a diverse and beautiful landscape. Where jazz,
blues, gospel, folk, classical and rock music are the rivers, valleys,
mountain peaks and quiet retreats. The paths we explore are songs by
Bob Dylan, Keith Jarrett, Neil Young, John Lennon, James Taylor, Jan
Garbarek and others–some with words, some without–that have in common a
reflection on place, and a beauty that speaks to the truths of our life
and times. I’m excited about sharing this music territory with you. Check my events page for upcoming gigs. You can find out more and see pictures of our Coos Bay gig at
ON THE TERRITORY IS
Darrell Grant-piano & vocals
Thanks to all who supported the new CD. In addition to receiving many fine reviews in the national press, Truth and Reconciliation was selected one of the top 10 jazz CD's of the 2007 by critics in The Village Voice, JazzTimes magazine, and KBCS radio,
I've included some links to some features on the CD on NPR. Stay tuned for more…
Interview with Marco Werman on PRI's "The World" on 6/12/07
Feature on NPR's "Here and Now" on 5/29/07