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).

Over the years, he has had the good fortune to perform live with a “dizzying variety of collaborators” (theJazzMann.com), including Wayne Krantz, Chris Potter, Keith Carlock, James Genus, Bennie Maupin, Ari Hoenig, Lenny Pickett, Stefon Harris, Francisco Mela, Tony Moreno, Ron McClure, Evan Marien, Kat Dyson, Felix Pastorius, Panagiotis Andreou, Maya Azucena, Boris Koslov, Francesco Bearzatti, Gene Coye, Deen Anbar, Ray Anderson, Andy Gravish, Paul Safy Jr., Likwuid, Top $ Raz, Kurious Jorge and many more. He has also appeared on recordings with Lenny Pickett, Francisco Mela, Jean-Michel Pilc, George Garzone, Stefon Harris, Jimmy Scott, Jonathan Batiste, Maya Azucena, Kate Davis, Joy De Vito, Bernardo Guerra and Juliana Munoz.

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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

Willing to teach

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Discography

Resonance

Resonance

Ghost Note
2017

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Isamu McGregor: Live at the Baked Potato!

Isamu McGregor: Live...

Amorphous Paraphernalia Records
2012

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