All posts in May 2014

Moving to the Big Apple

Change is something you grow into. You may not have every question answered or every plan thought out, what matters is the desire and will you have within. Starting a new chapter in my life I am diving into the city that never sleeps.
I’m happy to call New York City my new home. To my family and friends who supported me from the beginning, I thank you. Now my dream has become my reality. This process isn’t over, it just started. It’s time to reposition myself to receive what God has for me. I’m thrilled to build new relationships, learn, and discover another side of life. Onward and Upward! Hello Harlem!

Review: Gilmore International Keyboard Festival (Danny Grissett Trio)

Here is a snippet of a well written review of a performance in Kalamazoo Michigan.

Backed by the amazing talents of sidemen Joe Martin on bass and Jonathan Barber on drums….he wrote this song to cheer him up and called it “Blue J.” The work began with extended drum solo in a free-form style mimicking the random wanderings of a four-yer-old before settling in to a slow burning groove in 10/4 meter. Grissett presented a composition inspired by a Chopin etude. He explained that he has always enjoyed studying classical music and had a particular fondness for Chopin. He set this unannounced etude in an up-tempo, jazzy waltz style. Drummer Barber drove the trio into a frenzy without dominating while Martin coaxed exciting, lyric lines from his bass. Meanwhile, Grissett laid down lightning fast licks with his right hand while his left hand explored rapid-fire, syncopated chords. The piece was on fire and the rather large midday audience responded in kind!

– By Tom Evans