"People often ask me if I have a favorite style of music to play. Truth be told, what I really enjoy is being able to jump around between genres that are entirely different from one another, and discovering the musical connections between them all. Music is limitless - that's what excites me the most."
Whether he is playing pop music with platinum-selling recording artist Colbie Caillat, world jazz/pop with global sensation Richard Bona, soulful house music with internationally-renowned Tortured Soul, or progressive jazz fusion with drum icon Virgil Donati, it is clear that pianist/keyboardist Isamu McGregor's versatility has helped him to become an extremely in-demand musician & MD around the globe. Described as "a pianist for the new generation" and a "jazz pianist and keyboard player of the first order", Isamu maintains a busy touring schedule while keeping a home base in Queens, NY.
Over the years, he has had the good fortune to perform with a "dizzying variety of collaborators", including Patti Austin, GZA (Wu-Tang Clan), Natalia Lafourcade, Bennie Maupin, Sadao Watanabe, Wayne Krantz, Ari Hoenig, Keith Carlock, Lenny Pickett, Gregoire Maret, Seamus Blake and many more.
Future plans include domestic/international touring with various groups, a Weird Al-esque parody album (with Isamu playing all the instruments), and occasionally sleeping.
Isamu is proud to to be an artist endorser for Nord Keyboards, Mono Cases and Mogami Cables. He is on faculty at The Collective, an independent college-level music school in Manhattan.
For full biography, click HERE