About this Artist
Jeffrey Grant is a professional percussionist based in Los Angeles, California. He has performed regularly with the Los Angeles Philharmonic since 2014 and has traveled with the orchestra on four international tours. In addition to this, he has also performed in the LA Phil’s Green Umbrella series as one of four soloists performing Steve Reich’s Mallet Quartet with members of the Philharmonic. Jeffrey is a member of the Long Beach Symphony and has also played with the New World Symphony in Miami Beach, Florida, the Tucson Symphony, Santa Barbara Symphony, the Hawaii Symphony, the Fresno Philharmonic among others. He has worked with many prominent orchestral conductors in the field today including Gustavo Dudamel, John Williams, Esa-Pekka Salonen, Michael Tilson Thomas, Susanna Malkki, Stephane Deneve, Mirga Gražinytė-Tyla, Leonard Slatkin, Gerard Schwarz, Bramwell Tovey and more.
His work can be heard on the iTunes session recording with the platinum certified recording band OneRepublic which was recorded live at Capitol Records in Hollywood, CA. Other recording work includes the recent release of the Los Angeles Philharmonic John Williams and Dudamel album released under the Deutsche Grammophon label as well as Williams’ Trumpet Concerto with Tom Hooten.
In May of 2019, during the Hear Now contemporary music festival in Los Angeles, Jeffrey worked with the French ensemble TM+. “The ensemble’s percussionist couldn’t get a visa at the last minute for inexplicable reasons — a congressman’s call to the U.S. embassy in Paris went unanswered — so a young Angeleno, a former student of Pereira’s at USC, was drafted and learned the difficult score in four days. He was terrific hitting mallets and drums and junkyard automobile springs deconstructing a Revolutionary war tune. His name is Jeff Grant. A career awaits.” -Mark Swed of the LA Times.
In April of 2014, Jeffrey was the featured soloist in John Mackey’s Drum Music during the Eastern Michigan University’s Alumni Band Concert.
Jeffrey holds a Bachelor of Music degree from Eastern Michigan University, Master of Music degree from the University of Michigan as well as a Percussion Performance Graduate Certificate from the University of Southern California. At USC, Jeffrey studied with Principal Timpanist of the Los Angeles Philharmonic Joseph Pereira as well as Percussionist of the LA Phil, Jim Babor.