- Member #
- Member since
- 10 Jun 2011
- Last activity record:
- Active over 1 month ago
- Instruments played:
- Bass Guitar, Acoustic Guitar, Lead Guitar, Rhythm Guitar
- Funk, Classical, Jazz
- Screen name:
- New York, New York, 10030
- 26 years old
- Level of commitment:
- Years playing music:
- Gigs played:
- Over 100
- Tend to practice:
- More than 3 times per week
- Available to gig:
- 6-7 nights a week
Upright bass, Piano, Keyboard, Saxophone, Vocalist - General, Drums, Bass Guitar, Lead Guitar.
As an artist, Nick Grinlinton's professional experience includes performing guitar in multiple styles, composing and arranging for small and large ensembles, recording, and teaching in multiple settings and idioms. He graduated Magna Cum Laude from The University of Missouri Kansas City Conservatory of Music in May 2010. He holds his formal degree in Jazz and Studio Music.
During his four-year stint at the Conservatory, Nick studied privately with internationally acclaimed musicians including Bobby Watson and Rod Fleeman for jazz studies as well as with Douglas Niedt for classical guitar. Additionally, he studied with master teachers Mick Goodrick and Mitch Haupers in a series of masterclasses held in Northampton, MA in June 2009.
As a college student, he participated in Bobby Watson's Concert Jazz Band, backing artists such as Randy Brecker, Jaleel Shaw, and Sean Jones. While in the group, he participated in the world premier and recording of Watson's Gates BBQ Suite. He also performed with the group in various venues around the Midwest. Other notable experiences as a student includes opening up for the Dave Weckl Band in August 2006 at the Trails West Festival as a solo act, winning an award with the PTA Reflections contest for best original composition in 2006, participating in the Coleman Hawkin's Mid-West All-Star group put together by Missouri Western State University in June 2005, and performing with the Missouri All-State Jazz Ensemble under the direction of Fred Sturm in January 2005.
As a composer, Nick writes with a penchant for lyrical and logical melodies with sophisticated underpinning harmonies. He has composed extensively for solo guitar, groups with smaller instrumentation, and has experimented composing and performing with real time looping effects and other electronics. As a performer, he has played in numerous theater productions and shows that run the gamut from 80‘s rock music to jazz, soul, funk, r&b, and singer / songwriter, among other genres and acts. Nick currently resides in New York City as a freelance performer, instructor, composer, and arranger. For more information about Nick, please visit http://nickgrinlinton.com.
Chick Corea, Pat Metheny, Dave Weckl Group, Miles Davis, Herbie Hancock, Charlie Parker, John Coltrane, Johann Sebastian Bach, Brahms, Villa-Lobos, Antonio Lauro, Tower of Power, Q-Tip, Kurt Rosenwinkel, Brad Mehldau, Mick Goodrick, Dream Theater, Jordan Rudess.
Paul Reed Smith SE Custom 24 fret modified
Ibanez Artcore Hollowbody
Francisco Navarro Nylon String
T.C Electronics Nova Reverb, Nova Modulator
Lehle D.Loop Signal Router
Boss DD-20 Delay, TU-12H Tuner, DS1 with Robert Keeley modification
Robert Keeley modded Ibanez Tubescreamer TS9DX
Xotic Effects Blender
Morley Wah Volume Pedal
Henriksen Jazz Amp 10
Raezer’s Edge Stealth 10 cabinet
Vovox Link Protect A and Sonorus Protect A cables, George L cables for pedal interconnects
MOTU Ultralite Audio Interface
MOTU Digital Performer
Sibelius Notation Software
Yamaha Studio Monitors with Subwoofer
Furman Power Conditioner
MAudio Midi Keyboard Controller
JR Hexatone and Bebot applications for iPhone
Robert Keeley Looper
Boss CH-1 Chorus
Boomerang Phrase Sampler
Zoom H2 Recorder