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Isamu McGregor

Pianist/keyboardist, composer and arranger Isamu McGregor has established himself as an in-demand musician across a wide range of genres, from jazz to pop/R&B to hip hop. Described as “a pianist for the new generation” (Tony Moreno) and a “jazz pianist and keyboard player of the first order” (LiveUnsigned.com), Isamu leads a number of original bands while maintaining a busy performance schedule as a sideman. He plays his original music - a unique blend of modern jazz, fusion, hip hop and funk - with a quartet under his own name, along with various side projects including Retired Pornstars (a loud underground trio), Future Gibbon (a Rhodes-guitar jazz/funk/fusion trio), and The Odd Men In (a more conventional jazz piano trio).

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”Isamu McGregor is a jazz pianist and keyboard player of the first order. His site has some funky fusion and some more straight-ahead material, all with some out there blowing, and a rhythmically sophisticated approach. Harmonies feature a lot of quartal chords and altered dominants giving him a Herbie Hancock feel, but he's a real individual. Simply superb.” - LiveUnsigned.com

“[Isamu] has a broad palate of musical directions at his disposal. Whether acoustic swing, electric or free, he has a wonderful sound and vision...He is a pianist for the new generation.” - Tony Moreno

“It is a joy to listen to and watch Isamu make music

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Primary Instrument

Piano

Location

Brooklyn, NY

Willing to teach

Advanced only

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