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Nick Grinder at Lulu Carpenter's on Pacific

  • Lulu Carpenter's on Pacific 1545 Pacific Ave Santa Cruz, CA, 95060 United States (map)

Nick Grinder is a trombonist and composer based in New York City. Hailed by Slide Hampton as “an important future voice in jazz trombone” and “the best blend of saxophone-like technique with the expressive nuances of the trombone” by Alan Ferber, Nick Grinder began playing professionally at age 15 in the Bay Area, California.

Nick currently works as a sideman and leader in a number of diverse projects in New York City, appearing at venues such as Small's, Dizzy's Club Coca-Cola, The Jazz Gallery, The Late Show With David Letterman, The Jazz Standard, Rose Hall, and Broadway pit orchestras, among other venues.

He has performed in the big bands of Alan Ferber, John Daversa, Michael Dease, Andrew Rathbun, and John Yao, among others, as well as The Bjorkestra, Deltron 3030, Arturo O'Farril's Afro-Latin Jazz Orchestra, and the Mambo Legends Big Band.