“I love the tone painting aspects of it. Beautiful harmonies and the way the voice is integrated as a wordless instrument is great.” – Jon Cowherd, pianist and composer of the Brian Blade FellowshipThe group was born in the summer of 2007 when Down Beat Magazine and ASCAP Young Jazz Composer award-winning jazz guitarist and composer Nick Grondin assembled a team of his colleagues then completing their Masters degrees at the New England Conservatory in Boston. --- Live Performances at: The Regattabar - Cambridge, MA Boston Common - Boston, MA 1 Lincoln Center - New York, NY Shrine - New York, NY The Beehive – Boston, MA The Press Room – Portsmouth, NH The Savant Project – Boston, MA The Lily Pad – Cambridge, MA New England Conservatory – Boston, MA Tracks from Septet Recording Session Open Waters [audio:http://www.nickgrondin.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/04/nick-grondin-group-open-waters.mp3]Sweet Dreams (short version) [audio:http://www.nickgrondin.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/04/nick-grondin-group-sweet-dreams.mp3]Pour Laurent [audio:http://www.nickgrondin.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/04/nick-grondin-group-pour-laurent.mp3]So Close, So Far [audio:http://www.nickgrondin.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/02/so-close-so-far-090220.mp3]Sweet Dreams (full version) [audio:http://www.nickgrondin.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/02/sweet-dreams-090210.mp3]
The Boston-based Nick Grondin Group presents its music as modern instrumental storytelling, inspired by rock, folk and contemporary jazz styles. Using a broad palette of sounds they aspire to connect the listeners and performers through sharing a music that is rich on many levels, both musically and emotionally. Videos! Preview the action by enjoying our artfully-edited live concert videos on YouTube Mixed among the diverse original compositions in their repertoire are also re-interpretations of songs by bands such as the Beatles and Radiohead.