about the album
about the artist
As the son of legendary jazz guitarist Grant Green (1931-1979), Grant Green Jr. was exposed to exceptional musicianship right from the start. Growing up in Detroit, Grant enjoyed a constant parade of jazz greats streaming through his living room. His neighbors included Marvin Gaye, Stevie Wonder and Gladys Knight, members of the Four Tops and the Temptations. Miles Davis was known to join impromptu jam sessions in their home. He’s toured the world in one band or another from an early age, and was based in NYC for many years. A popular band he was part of for over a decade is the Godfathers of Groove with Bernard Purdie. (also called Masters of Groove.) Grant’s ability to blend funky grooves with the melodic soul-jazz and blues has made him a festival favorite. His live performances are heartfelt and crowd pleasing, delighting fans at events like the New Orleans JazzFest, Savannah Musicfest, High Sierra Fest (CA), Bear Creek (FL), and the Detroit Jazz Festival. 2014 and 2015 he was invited by Widespread Panic to be part of a “super-band” called the Playa Allstars at their Annual Panic en la Playa festival. (with George Porter, Jr., Ivan Neville, Randall Bramblett, Col. Bruce Hampton) A wonderful songwriter as well, in February 2016 Ropeadope Records will release a new, well anticipated original CD featuring his Atlanta-based band.