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.
[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
- Tony Moreno
It is a joy to listen to and watch Isamu make music
Willing to teach
Advanced students only.
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