Tom Grant (jazz musician)

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Tom Grant
Born (1946-02-22) February 22, 1946 (age 69)
Portland, Oregon, United States
Genres jazz fusion, contemporary jazz
Occupation(s) Musician
Instruments Piano, vocal
Years active 1971–present
Labels Chase Music Group, Verve, Shanachie, Windham Hill, Nu-Wrinkle

Tom Grant (born 22 February 1946) is an American contemporary jazz/jazz fusion pianist and vocalist.


Tom Grant was born in Portland, Oregon to a musical family – his father was a tap dancer who owned a record store in Portland, and his brother was an avant-garde jazz pianist. At a young age, Grant learned to play piano and drums. After graduating from the University of Oregon, he traveled to New York City in 1970 with Native American saxophonist Jim Pepper. This led to Grant touring and recording with jazz greats Woody Shaw, Charles Lloyd, and Tony Williams.

In 1976, Grant cut his first solo record for Timeless and in 1979 he formed his own band. Beginning in 1983, Tom Grant started recording a series of jazz-influenced pop albums that have variously been called "New Adult Contemporary," "Quiet Storm," "Contemporary Jazz" and "Smooth Jazz"; each have been best-sellers in the "lite jazz" market.

Grant has been featured on CNN and has been a guest on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno.[1]

In addition, Tom Grant has composed music for TV and radio.


  • Mystified (1976)
  • You Hardly Know Me (1980)
  • Tom Grant (1983)
  • Heart of the City (1984)
  • Just The Right Moment (1985)
  • Take Me to Your Dream (1986)
  • Night Charade (1987)
  • Mango Tango (1988)
  • Edge of the World (1990)
  • In My Wildest Dreams (1992)
  • The View From Here (1993)
  • Hands (1994)
  • Instinct (1995)
  • Have Yourself a Merry Little... (1996)
  • Lip Service (1997)
  • Tune It In (2000)
  • Reprise (2001)
  • Santa Claus Is Going To Town (2001)
  • Solo Piano (2003)
  • Nice Work If You Can Get It (2004)
  • Side By Side (2005)
  • Winter Warm (2007)
  • Life is Good (2008)
  • Delicioso (2010)

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  1. ^ Airdate Thursday, March 25, 1993