DEPOE BAY — Renowned jazz fusion pianist Tom Grant will appear Friday and Saturday, Sept. 17-18, at Gracie’s Sea Hag Restaurant, accompanied by bass maestro Dave Captein.
Grant’s two-night appearance in Depoe Bay is a rare gig at the Oregon coast by one of the Pacific Northwest’s master musicians. A Portland native who cut his first solo commercial studio album in 1976, Grant has toured and recorded with jazz greats such as Woody Shaw, Charles Loyd and Tony Williams.
Grant is legendary for his propulsive R&B grooves, infectious melodic hooks and stylish ballads, all delivered with a deep sense of swing that comes from more than 40 years on the bandstand. Captein is a celebrated Portland bassist and backup man known for his genius at the upright and electric basses.
Jazz aficionados were delighted when Grant was elected to the Jazz Hall of Fame in 2004, and they will rejoice again Friday and Saturday at Gracie’s Sea Hag, where Grant will play 6-8:30 p.m. both nights. The cover is $20 in the lounge. Gracie’s Sea Hag is located downtown at 58 U.S. Hwy. 101, Depoe Bay, a half-block north of the only stoplight in town. For more information, call 541-765-2734 or visit theseahag.com.