Drummer, Lanny Grilly, has along history in Jazz – He's played with, or shared the stage with jazz greats, such as– Ahmad Jamal, Willie Pickens, Henry Johnson, Chuck Webb, Mose Allison, Judy Roberts, Howard Levy, , Nick Drozdoff, Mayo Tiana, James Sanders, Fareed Haque, The Marsalis Brothers, just to name a few.
He has played across the U.S. from The Lion’s Share in San Francisco, The Desert Inn.Las Vegas, The Jazz Showcase & The Green Mill in Chicago, Smalls in NYC, & Internationally – in Rome, Paris, Tel-Aviv, and last January 2018, Havana, Cuba.
His last CD, "Goin' Places!” by Jeff Kier & The Grilly Brothers, on the BluJazz label, was Grammy Recognized in 2009. Press Kit available.
Lanny Grilly is a drum virtuoso. His versatility in support of Turkish musician Umut Deniz Topcuoglu made our event a true partnership of artists. Although Lanny and Umut Deniz speak different languages, musically they were on the exact same wave length. Lanny's years of experience speak to his generosity of spirit, and the warm rapport he brought to our rehearsals and performance. We were indeed fortunate to collaborate with him.
Price Range: Contact for rates
Gig Length: 45 - 240 minutes
What to Expect
I'm an experienced full-time drummer that can play most styles of music (my specialties are Jazz, Latin, Funk) in various settings, clubs, shows, concert halls, festivals, recording studos, etc. I'm also an audio engineer with my own recording studio (Grilly Brothers Studio) in Chicago - (link hidden)). I also teach drums/percussion at my studio. I have many different types of drums & percussion equipment to fit any situation & also know how to mic my drums for larger venues.
Additional Booking Notes
Mostly acoustic music - PA sytem with mics - depends on size of venue
Past Booked Events
|August 04, 2018 • 5:00pm - 9:00pm||Concert|
Can play what band requires - can read music
|Lanny Grilly||Drummer/business Mgr.|
Influences & Inspiration
Weather Report, McCoy Tyner, Horace Silver, New Orleans Second line groups, Brazilian Music, Funk Bands, R & B Bands, World Music
4 to 6 mics
Have own drums - but backline drum kit would be acceptable
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