Review by Susan Frances for www.jazzreview.com
Review by Stephen Fisher for The Manawatu Standard
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The Manawatu Standard
'Nick Granville is one of the most versatile guitar players I have had the opportunity to work with'.
Nick Granville is a professional guitarist, teacher and session musician who has worked with artists as diverse as Chris de Burgh, Ronan Keating, Delta Goodrem, Steve Smith, Mike Stern, Joey Defrancesco, Eric Marienthal, Kurt Elling and with the band on New Zealand's "Dancing with the Stars". Nick leads his own groups which play regularly around Wellington, and around New Zealand at the major jazz festivals. He is a founding member of the Wellington Jazz Orchestra - also known as the Rodger Fox Big Band. Nick has released five CD's as a band leader and has played on many recordings, film scores, television and radio programs. Nick has taught at the New Zealand School of Music, Goodtime Music Academy, Musicworks retail stores, Christchurch Jazz School (CPIT), Otago University, Auckland University and at jazz festivals all around NZ. Nick has performed around the world and recorded in the best studios (including Capitol Recording Studio A in Los Angeles).
Nick has a masters degree with first class honours in jazz performance from the University of Auckland.
'Through the years, I have had the pleasure to play and teach alongside Nick. In that time he has always demonstrated the highest of skill and dedication to music. His playing is both versatile and personal, and he is well versed in myriad styles.'
'I had the pleasure of hearing and working with Nick Granville in a concert series of my big band charts with the WJO a couple of years ago. Not only did he read the parts with ease, but he added his own musicality to them and his improvised solos were beautifully constructed and melodic.'
Nick Granville Guitarist - Educator - Composer