Grant Reeves

Biography

  Soprano . Alto . Tenor . Baritone Saxophones . Flute . Bass Clarinet . Piano

 

 

About Me

 


2004 to 2009 
Original Music & Audio Production for Corporate Contracts 
Singer/Songwriter/Artist development 
Production & Recording 
Audio Post 
Session work (soprano & alto saxophones) in LA for various producers. 
Live Performance w/original jazz quartet 'Grant Reeves Contemporary Jazz Quartet'
(performances include Mountain Winery in Saratoga, Crocker Art Museum, Auburn Jazz Festival, Oslo Norway) private Private instruction for beginning woodwinds & advanced saxophone 
Providing private instruction in improvisation (currently teaching 20 students 
from the award winning Folsom High School Jazz Program) references available 
Produced CD of original 20th Century Harmony works for grand piano 
& violin (Matt Peebles, Violin - student of Isthak Perlman. Matt is currently 
studying at The Boston Conservatory) 

2000-2004 
Providing private instruction for beginning woodwinds & advanced saxophone 
Providing private instruction in improvisation 
Composition & Production of original Smooth Jazz CD 
Composition & Production of original classical compositions 
for grand piano and soprano saxophone 
Original Music & Audio Production for Corporate Contracts 

1990 to 2000 
Ran independent audio post company 
Grant Reeves Music Production, San Jose, CA 
Composition/Scoring to Picture/Sound Design/Audio Post 

Provided services for a Corporate clientele including: 
Apple, Applied Materials, Cisco, Fujitsu, Hewlett-Packard, NASA 
Pacific Data Images, PBS, Siemens, Sony, Sun Microsystems, Unisys 
United Way, US Navy, US Olympic Swim Team 

Won numerous industry awards for Composition & Sound Design: 
   joey award (grant reeves music library) 
   1998 telluride independent film & screenwriters festival 
   (f scott fitzgeralds the sensible thing)
   gold award world fest charleston (nasa galileo) 
   telly bronze (las vegas chamber of commerce) 
   joey award (kicu tv station id package) 
   telly silver (dna & other animated shorts) 
   joey award (dna & other animated shorts) 
   sammy (seattle music awards best saxophone) 

1980 to 1990 
Produced audio for Ads & Industrial films. Clients including: Weyerhaeuser, 
Sony TV, Airborne Express. 
'First Call' session musician (saxophones) in Seattle and LA. 
Recorded on hundreds of album projects and Ads, incl: Dee Dee Bridgewater, Randy Meisner. 
Toured with various original bands including Electra recording artist, Dan Siegel. http://www.dansiegelmusic.com/

 

Education 
1972 to 1974 Green River College-Seattle 
Majored in Music Performance; Minored in Jazz Studies (4.0 grade average) 
1969 to 1972 Renton High School, Renton Washington 

Private study composition, three years, 
Twentieth Century Harmony (Rene Fabre'/seattle) 1973 to 1976 
Private study flute, two years (Phyllis Compaan-McDaniel/seattle) 1971 to 1973 
Private study piano, four years (Sue Lehman/seattle) 1969 to 1973 
Private study saxophone, six years (Joe Adams/seattle) 1964 to 1970 
Private study piano, two years (Edmonton Alberta, Canada) 1959 to 1961 

additional related professional experience/awards: 
1983 - Seattle Music Awards . best saxophonist 
1972 - Arts Scholarship Grant 
1972 - College Scholarship 
As a 'first call' studio session musician Grant has recorded in Seattle, L.A., 
Canada & Northern California on Ads, Album Projects, Films, etc....

 

 

Touring

As saxophone soloist Grant has opened shows for:

Bob Marley and the Wailers, Phoebe Snow, Bob James, Jon Luc Ponty, Spyro Grya, 
Jazz Crusaders, Neville Brothers, Jefferey Osborne, Crowded House, The Tubes, 
The Romantics, Bootsie Collins, Richard Marx, Level 42, David Sanborn, Toto 
and The Little River Band

Current Projects

Grant is currently witing original compositions for his live performance orchestra 'Threads', and touring & performing with various acts including: