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Danny Grissett

Univ.-Prof. for Piano (Faculty of Music Education)
Head of Institute for Keyboard Instruments (Faculty of Music Education)
Artistic Major(s): Piano

Artistic or pedagogical education

  • Certificate of Completion, Thelonius Monk Institute, 2001 
  • Master of Fine Arts Jazz Keyboard Performance, California Institute for the Arts, 2000
  • Bachelor of Arts Music Education, California State University Dominguez Hills, 1998

Teaching & Research


  • Tutor at JAM MUSIC LAB Private University for Jazz and Popular Music & at Gulda School of Music since 2014
  • Prince Claus Conservatory, Groningen, Netherlands, Artist in Residence, Jazz Piano Lessons, Ensemble Coaching, Masterclasses in Composition and Improvisation 2020, 2021, 2022
  • Paekche Institute for the Arts, Seoul Korea, Improvisation Workshop, 2015
  • JazzInty International Music Workshop, Slovenia, Jazz Piano Lessons, R&B/Soul Ensemble Director, Rhythm Section Master Class, 2012 & 2014
  • New School University, New York, Adjunct Faculty, Jazz Piano Lessons 2005 - 2012
  • Eastman School of Music, New York, Artist in Residence, Jazz Piano Lessons, Ensemble Coaching, 2011
  • California State University Dominguez Hills, Jazz Ensemble Director, 2001 - 2003


  • Krzysztof Penderecki Academy of Music in Krakow, Contemporary Comping – Evolution and Expansion of Harmony, Rhythm and Musical Dialogue, 2022                                                                             


  • Lukas Oravec Quartet, Moving Spirit, 2021
  • Anne Mette Iversen, Racing a Butterfly, BJU Records, 2020
  • Pee Wee Ellis, In My Ellingtonian Mood, Minor Music Records, 2018
  • Anne Mette Iversen, Roundtrip, BJU Records, 2017
  • Danny Grissett, Remembrance, Savant, 2017
  • Tom Harrell Quartet, Moving Picture, Highnote, 2017
  • Steve Nelson, Brothers Under the Sun, Highnote, 2016
  • Danny Grissett, The In Between, Criss Cross, 2015
  • Danny Grissett, Stride, Criss Cross, 2011
  • Danny Grissett, Form, Criss Cross, 2009
  • Danny Grissett, Encounters, Criss Cross, 2007
  • Danny Grissett, Promise, Criss Cross, 2005

Further work experience

  • member of the band, Featured Soloist/Big Band RTS, Belgrad Serbia, 2018
  • member of the band, Klavier/Tom Harrell, 2004 - 2022
  • member of the band, Klavier/Vanessa Rubin 2003 - 2023