Upcoming Appearances: See Home Page

Past Shows:


The Nick Grondin Group, special Mother’s Day concert
Sunday, May 13, 6 – 9 pm
@ The Press Room – Portsmouth, NH
All ages, $10 cover + Great Food!
Click for more Info/Press Release

The Nick Grondin Group
Friday, April 20, 8 – 9 pm (one set only!)
@ Lily Pad – Inmann Sq., Cambridge, MA.
All ages, $10 suggested donation
Also playing before w/singer Patrice Monahan, 7- 8 pm

Yours truly, guitar, compositions, vocals
Tucker Antell, saxes
Jason Davis, bass
Michel Reis, piano
Lee Fish, drums

Other upcoming gigs:

The Nick Grondin Group, special Jazz Week concert
Wednesday, May 2, 8:30-10pm
@ Zumix – Maverick Sq, East Boston
All ages, $10 donation

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Past Performances:

Nick Grondin New Standards Trio

Thurs. June 30 @ 6:30 -8:30 PM (w/ Sean Farias, bass & Lee Fish, drums)

Wed. July 6 @ 8pm – 12am (w/ Tucker Antell, sax, TBA, bass & Lee Fish, drums)

The Beehive – 541 Tremont St. Boston, MA
All ages, No Cover

Monday, June 13
Nick Grondin Group @
2011 ASCAP JAZZ Wall of Fame Awards Ceremony
Lincoln Center, NYC
Private Event

Friday, June 10, 9-10 pm
Nick Grondin New Standards Trio
Lily Pad, Cambridge, MA
All ages, $10 suggested donation


Thursday, May 5, (Cinco de Mayo) 8:30 -10 pm. JAZZ WEEK
Nick Grondin Group @
ZUMIX (near Maverick Sq, on the Blue Line)
260 Maverick St., East Boston, MA
All ages, $10 suggested donation

MACALESTER Alumni Events

–Upcoming Appearances:
Tomorrow! Friday, March 25, 10:30 pm – 1:30 am
The KeyDrum Project – Experimental Soundscape Funk
w/ Tucker Antell and Rick Stone on saxes, and Brian Friedland on KeyDrums and loops!
Middle East Corner, Cambridge, MA
18 +, No Cover

Saturday, April 2, Double Header!

7:30- 9 pm: Spruce and Maple String Quartet, w/ Mimi Rabson, violin, Aviv, cello, Tom Appleman, bass
9:30 – 11 pm: Nick Grondin New Standards Trio w/ Gary Fieldman and Brad Barrett.
@ Lily Pad, Cambridge, MA
All ages, $10 suggested donation each, $15 for both. Free wine reception to follow concerts.

Sunday, April 10, 2 – 4 pm
Nick Grondin/ Brian Friedland/ Rich Greenblatt, Guitar-Piano-Vibes Trio
@ Newton Library
Original compositions and standards with a unique combination of instruments!
All ages, FREE, so enjoy!
Thursday, Jan. 13, 8-10 pm
Nick Grondin Group @
Vernissage- Fine Russian Cuisine
All Ages, $15 (students $12)
1627 Beacon St., Brookline, MA (Washington Square) click for map

Featuring new pieces and fantastic players : Tucker Antell, sax, Brian Friedland, piano, Brad Barrett, bass, NG, guitar and compositions.

Friday, Sept 24th, 11:30 am – 12:30 pm
Nick Grondin Group Live on the Radio!
Boston Area 95.3 FM or Listen Online via
Featuring some fantastic musicians, new pieces and old favorites…From the comfort of your home or office! NG, guitar, compositions; Aubrey Johnson, voice; Mike Thomas, alto sax: Tucker Antell, tenor sax; Brian Friedland, keys; Brad Barrett, bass; Mike Connors, drums.

Nick on TV (again!)
Friday, Sept 24 (tomorrow): 7:30–8 pm
Channel 5 Boston (ABC)
Rebroadcast of Nick Grondin Group featured on Chronicle, along with other Boston Jazzers like Gary Burton and Chick Corea

Thursday, Sept 30th (in 7 days), 7:30-9:30 pm
Nick Grondin and Friends and Brian Friedland’s Household Items at St. Johns Church in JP
Our chance to play new and old pieces from the jazz, popular and personal repertoire. Don’t miss Brian’s songs- they’re unique and hilarious.
Featuring some usual suspects: Aubrey Johnson, Mike Thomas, Brad Barrett, Brian, myself and more mystery guests!

Nick Grondin 4Tet feat. Bob Moses @

The Beehive,
Wed. July 28, 8pm – Midnight
We’re honored to be joined by legendary drummer Bob Moses and we’ll play our original pieces as well as arrangements of favorite songs by John Coltrane, Bob Marley, the Beatles, Traditional American, and more.

Nick Grondin Group
Boston Common, Parkman Bandstand
Sun. Aug 8, 5:30 – 6:00 pm
Come for the music and you’ll have great seats for Commonwealth Shakespeare’s production of Othello at 7 pm. Bring a picnic and a blanket!

BMI Jazz Composers Workshop Summer Showcase Concert Thursday, July 1 7:30 pm
An evening of exciting new music played by an amazing Big Band. Come hear music by my fellow workshop-mates and my piece “3D.” …And find out If I’ll receive the big Charlie Parker Award for which I’ve been nominated!

Tuesday, May 18 8–9 pm
Nick Grondin Group @
SHRINE Bar & Restaurant
New York, NY 10030;

NG on TV!
Friday, April 23: 7:30–8 pm
Channel 5 Boston (ABC)
Nick Grondin Group featured on Chronicle HD, along with other Boston Jazzers like Gary Burton and Chick Corea

Wed, April 28th: 7–9 pm
Nick Grondin Group @
80 Border St. Cultural Center, Part of JazzWeek East.
East Boston, MA
All Ages, $10 donation, $5 Students

Sunday, May 2: 10 – 11:45 pm
Nick Grondin Group @
The Alchemist Lounge
435 South Huntington Avenue, Jamaica Plain, MA
21 +, No cover

Upcoming Performances:

CD RELEASE Concert @ REGATTABAR on Thursday, August 6th, at 7:30 pm Featuring the Nick Grondin Group!
Click here to order tickets – reserve early to get the best seats!

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Thursday, Jan 8th at 9:30pm –Nick Grondin Group at the Savant Project in Boston, MA

No Cover, with great cuisine and beverage selection!
The Savant Project is a hip new bar in Boston at Brigham Circle. It’s easily accessible via the Green E line and 39 bus.
It’s located at 1625 Tremont, Boston, MA



Friday, June 6 at 8:00pm –Nick Grondin Group at the Luna Caffe in Cambridge, MA

The Luna Caffe is located in convenient Central Square!
403 Mass. Ave, Cambridge, MA
Cover: $5

Sunday, May 11 at 2:00pm –Nick Grondin Group at the Newton Public Library, Newton, MA

We’ll be performing original compositions and standards in a lovely concert space. Hope you can join us. Check out the program:

The address: 330 Homer Street, Newton Centre, MA
For more info and directions visit Newton Public Library:

(Thursday), April 10 at 8:00 pm –the Jazz Composers’ Ensemble

This 9-piece group plays adventurous compositions in diverse styles—including a setting of a Portuguese poem, a recomposition of Cole Porter’s Ms. Otis Regrets, and three of my pieces including La Noche Mas Corta (The Shorter Night).

The latter piece is influenced by the music of Wayne Shorter and also by the musician to whom it’s dedicated—my friend and Argentinean drummer Tomàs Babjaczuk. I’ll be performing on guitar in the group.

Tuesday, April 22 at 8:00 pm –the Jazz Composers’ Workshop Orchestra

Live in historic Jordan Hall, a concert premiering the new works for big band by the NEC jazz composers. We all worked very hard this semester to create a program of exciting and enjoyable new music fit for this amazing band!

I’ll be conducting my new piece for big band—a piece about exploring a balance between beauty and swinging chaotic chromaticism. It has certainly pushed the boundaries of my writing. It also features solos by our wailing tenor saxophonist Kenny Pexton and screaming lead trumpet prodigy John Replogle.