Grant Windsor is a pianist, composer, arranger, conductor and producer from Perth, Western Australia now residing in London.
He has worked alongside many great artists over the years such as:
Jose James, Clare Teal, Gregory Porter, Jamie Cullum, Garou, Bilal, Sir Michael Parkinson, Ty, Plan B, Stephanie Mckay, Benji B, Emily King, Taylor Mcferrin, Matthew Herbert Big Band, Nailah Porter, Badmarsh and Shri, BBC Big Band, Sophie Solomon, Carole King, Pee Wee Ellis, Joe Bataan, Wretch 32, Russell Watson, Dionne Bromfield, Olly Murs, Pino Palladino, Femi Temowo, Marius De Vries, Lizz Wright and Jean Toussaint.
As a Composer, Grant has been commissioned to write orchestral works such as State of Union for the West Australian Composers Ensemble featuring the Joe Chindamo Trio; Lacrimosa, a rework of Mozarts’ Lacrimosa from the Mozart Requiem for Orchestra and Jazz Quartet; and The Memoriam Concerto, a concerto for electric bass and orchestra featuring the James Morrison scholarship winner Dane Alderson.
Windsor has received a number of accolades, 5 WAMI awards including best jazz composition, Young Citizen of the Year and the APRA Professional Development Award for Jazz Composition. This is a national scholarship which was used for Grant to study with Jim McNeely, Sam Yahel (New York) Russell Ferrante and Michel Colombier (Los Angeles).
Grant is also trained conductor and has worked with the nationally acclaimed 20th Century Music Ensemble “The Collective” which has performed and recorded for bodies such as the ABC and the University of Western Australia performing works from composers such as Lindsay Vickery, Ross Edwards, Cathy Travers and Graham Collier.
Grant has also conducted the BBC Big Band (UK), The West Australian Composer Ensemble (WAYJO), The Deviation String Ensemble (UK), and more recently the BBC2 Radio Leeds Big Band.
As a producer Grant has worked with a number of artists. More recently he completed production on Clare Teals latest release Hey Ho which went to No.1 in the iTunes Jazz charts. Chasing Cars, the follow up single also went to No.1 in Hong Kong in early 2012. Recent collaborations as a writer/sideman include tracks for the new Jose James record No Beginning, No End on Blue Note records. Since this Grant has just begun producing a new collaboration with soloist trumpet player Alison Balsom.
If you would like contact Grant in regards to professional engagements, please contact him.