About the Music
Combining creativity, craft, and feeling, All 4 Naught’s repertoire of original arrangements and compositions feature Grant on acoustic piano, Wurlitzer, melodica, cajon, vocals, and loop pedals, Eric Gruber on upright and electric bass, and Tyson Stubelek on drums and percussion. Although A4N uses both acoustic and electronic textures, they do so in an organic way prioritizes the human element.
A4N is also a testament to shared history. Bassist Eric Gruber and drummer Tyson Stubelek were both former students of Grant’s at Portland State University where they were instrumental in shaping the music that became Grant’s critically-recognized CD Truth and Reconciliation. Years later, the three reconnected as Grant sought like-minded voices to put together this unique trio project.
In addition to appearances at the 2015 Montavilla Jazz Festival and Portland venues Jimmy Mak’s and Artist’s Repertory Theatre, collaborative projects like “Sting: The Jazz Remix” find the group expanding its sonic palette with the addition of guest instrumentalists and vocalists.