All 4 Naught Trio
Darrell Grant, piano, Wurlizter, melodica, cajon, vocals
and loop pedals
Eric Gruber, upright and electric bass
Tyson Stubelek, drums and percussion
All 4 Naught (A4N) is a three-piece band that connects the jazz artist’s creativity and inspiration to the music of today. In the same way that 1950’s era bebop musicians re-imagined the music of Cole Porter, Lorenz Hart, and George Gershwin, A4N visits the songs of contemporary artists ranging from Lorde and Pharrell Williams to Sting and Crosby, Stills & Nash with all the imagination, harmonic adventurousness, and rhythmic mastery of today’s jazz, showing audiences another side of music they thought they knew.
Growing up in Denver, Colorado in the 1970’s, Darrell Grant was immersed in a musical culture that celebrated original music, no matter the genre. Finding like-minded musicians, writing music, and starting a band was just what you did at the time. That collaborative ethos has remained a touchstone throughout Grant’s musical career. Beginning with his 1989 major-label debut leading the eclectic jazz-fusion group Current Events and continuing with Portland-based ensembles People Music Project and On the Territory, the idea of a band has been a constant and critical piece of Grant’s musical output as is the idea that the role of the jazz musician is to address the music of his or her own time.