Mack Grout

Mack Grout

Jazz pianist, composer, bandleader and instructor Mack Grout is making his Ten Grands Seattle debut. This Seattle native and 2008 graduate of Cornish College of the Arts has performed professionally since 2007. In 2004 he won the National Louis Armstrong award along with scholarships to multiple schools. Grout has performed all around the U.S. with various bands, jazz and pop groups, as well as internationally as a soloist and bandleader. He lived in Asia for several years, working as a musical director for international jazz clubs. Since returning, he has focused on performing regionally (including with his new trio, International Groove Unit) while establishing Seattle Jazz Academy, a music school in Seattle for adults with a classical background who are interested in learning jazz and improvisation.