Nick Grondin

Nick Grondin is an experienced performer and a multi-award winning composer. He has performed his music throughout the U.S.A. and Europe, including France and Spain, Italy, Germany and Spain. You can hear him performing with some of Boston’s most renowned musicians. He has performed with many major artists, including jazz legends Bob Moses, Dave Holland, and Joshua Redman. The Nick Grondin Group is his band, and he performs in New York City and the Boston area regularly. Their music is modern instrumental storytelling that draws inspiration from rock, folk, and contemporary jazz. They use a wide range of sounds to create music that connects listeners and performers. You can hear/view their innovative sounds and live videos that they have filmed via YouTube. Grondin, who is an active educator, is a professor of Ear Training in Berklee College of Music. He also teaches guitar at Berklee Umbria Jazz Clinics in Italy. Grondin writes works for small and large jazz ensembles. His compositions for jazz orchestra won awards like the ASCAP Young Jazz Composer Awards 2008, 2009, and 2011, the 2008 Down Beat Magazine Student Music Award, Best Arrangement of Strawberry Fields Forever 2008 and 2007, and the 2007 Down Beat Award, Best Extended Jazz Composition 2007. Grondin founded the Nick Grondin Jazz Orchestra in 2008 and released SongTeller – The Jazz Orchestra Project, in summer 2009. Grondin is currently studying for a Doctor of Musical Arts in Jazz Performance at the New England Conservatory (NEC). He also earned his Master of Music: Jazz Studies: Composition from NEC in 2008. He is currently a student of Frank Carlberg and Allan Chase. He has taken masterclasses alongside John Hollenbeck and Jim McNeely. Nick studied at the EDIM School of Modern Music, Paris, France, before moving to Boston. He also earned his Bachelor of Arts degree from Macalester College, St. Paul, MN. Nick enjoys spending time with his family, going on walks, cooking, traveling, and singing/playing folk and rock tunes on guitar, bass and piano. Visit

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