Tap Program | Music Director
Grant Richards, 28, is an award-winning jazz pianist and educator. At the age of eight, Grant began playing piano, and by the time he entered college, he had won four Student Music Awards from Downbeat Magazine and recorded his first album as a leader. In 2009, Grant enrolled at Berklee College of Music on a full-tuition Jimmy Lyons Scholarship. He has since shared the stage with Grammy® award-winning artists Esperanza Spalding, Eddie Gomez, and Terri Lyne Carrington, as well as luminaries Simon Phillips, Kurt Rosenwinkel, and Valerie Simpson. After releasing his second studio album “Numinous,” Grant moved to Japan for nearly three years, teaching at an international music school and performing often in the vibrant Tokyo music scene. Now he lives in New York City, where he remains active gigging and teaching.