Darrell Grant

is a creative artist who harnesses the power of music to create change.  Whether through performing, composing, teaching, or organizing musical initiatives around community, sustainability or social justice, he seeks to leverage a deeper level of engagement and connection.

I didn’t know jazz piano could be this good; the gorgeous harmonies, subtle nuances, uplifting swing, brilliantly re-composed standard themes, and the range and depth of feelings were a revelation.
— The Evening Post, (Wellington, New Zealand)

Darrell's Latest Writings


Darrell enjoys finds inspiration in the words of fellow artists, thinkers and makers. Here he shares some of his favorites.

Neil Gaiman Speech London Book Fair Full TranscriptioN
- Jenn Falls

After researching reactions to Neil Gaiman‘s keynote speech at the Digital Minds Conference for the 2013 London Book Fair with the transcript of its conclusion that I posted yesterday, I felt like most critics of what Gaiman states are taking things out of context. In one commentary, it even asked why there wasn’t a full transcription of the speech available. In the process of trying to deconstruct it for myself, I found myself transcribing the whole in order to apply context to Gaiman’s overall message.

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Leverage, Picking Yourself and
The Art of Getting Paid
- Mission Paradox Blog

I love it when issues of artist compensation are discussed.  I have a particular passion for helping artists get more money for the work . . . so let's talk about getting paid.

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