AJ DeGrasse

AJ DeGrasse

 Orange, California, USA
BandAmericanaSoul

World-class performer. Winsome entertainer. Seasoned songwriter. Playful pianist. Strong hands. Passionate, broad-ranged voice with deep and tender emotion. Every performance is immediate and fresh -- whether solo, trio, or with his full band

Biography

OC Music Awards:
• Best Male (overall)
• Best Live Performance (Male)
• Best Live Performance (Acoustic Band)
• Best Live Performance (Electric Band)
• Best Folk (Gospel)

EARLY YEARSPianist-singer AJ DeGrasse hails from San Diego, where his love for both baseball and music followed him into adulthood. He augmented his formal studies in orchestral composition with jazz ensemble training under Jimmy Cheatham (Count Basie) and technique and improvisation with John Novello. AJ's studies culminated in a special season of mentorship under pianist and recording artist Bruce Hornsby

LIVE MUSIC STYLE | AJ interweaves his voice and keyboarding with intricacy -- his singing soulful, his playing rich and rhythmic. His style honors the influences: Ray Charles, Sting, Randy Newman, Marc Cohn, Stevie Wonder, Bill Evans, Peter Gabriel, John Mayer, Jackson Browne, and certainly Hornsby. A natural leader, AJ raises the inspired playmanship of his fellow performers.

AJ says he's “most gratified whenever my work can serve to illuminate a thing that is true.” Based in southern California, he hosts a web-video series featuring live and casual exchanges with musicians, artists, food-makers, and their friends. 

Inquire about contracting AJ DeGrasse for your public or private engagement:
booking@ajdegrasse.com
(310) 933-6874 Please call, no texting

Discography

AJ DeGrasse [EP] (2018)
-- now in production --

AJ+CPO: Hymns Collaboration Vinyl Edition (2015)
all ten cuts from original 2007 album, plus bonus track:
Sweeter the Pain [live @ The Warehome] - w/ PawnShop kings

The Bells of Good Will (2014)

Simeon's Carol
Some Children See Him
Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas
Kiss of Peace
O Sing a Song of Bethlehem
I Saw Three Ships
Don't Think This Christmas
Sound the Bells of Good Will


AJ [EP] (2012)

Make It Only You (And I'm There)
The Right Time
Go Ahead and Cry
Honey Hang On
Only a Man (live) - w/ Paige Carlson
Something Good


Make It Only You [single] (2006)
Make It Only You (And I'm There)
Give It to Me (solo version)
Honey, Hang On (solo version)

Isaac Thicket: Note to Self (2000)
w/ Drew Bray
Time Rolls On
She Leaves Them On
Merchant St.

Into the Fire
From Roatan to Eden
Walking
Galway's Finest
A Brief History of Tomorrow
Beat Nicholas
Trimmin' the Fat
Sweet Ol' Chime
Angelspeak
Wasting Away
Hosea from Hank
Plowman


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