Tom Grant Piano benefit concert for Dave Finch

  • Saturday, December 18, 2021
  • 8:00pm - 10:00pm
  • Unity Central Oregon - Bend, Bend, OR
Tom Grant Piano benefit concert for Dave Finch

Join this exclusive event in-person at Unity Community of Central Oregon OR watch the Livestream from anywhere in the world!

This concert is a benefit for Dave Finch during his cancer recovery.

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. Grant learned to play piano and drums when he was young. 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.

Grant cut his first solo record for Timeless in 1976, and in 1979 he formed his own band. Beginning in 1983, 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.[citation needed]

Grant has been featured on CNN and has been a guest on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno.[1] And he has composed music for TV and radio.

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