David Austin Grey is a UK based pianist, composer and educator working across multiple musical disciplines.
He has worked throughout the UK and performed internationally, including residencies and collaborations in Brazil, The United States and South Asia.
His most long-standing group ‘Hansu-Tori’ has received national press and radio play (BBC Radio 3, Jazzwise Magazine, Jazz FM, BBC Introducing, The Observer, BBC WM and BBC Radio Scotland).
A graduate of The University of Birmingham and Royal Birmingham Conservatoire; David has worked with such well-respected artists and institutions as Birmingham Royal Ballet, British Council, Courtney Pine, Eliza Shaddad, Freya Roy, Soweto Kinch, Xhosa Cole, Michael League, Black Voices and Snarky Puppy. He has also supported GRAMMY-winning artists Marcus Miller, Terri-Lyne Carrington and Snarky Puppy.
David Austin Grey is supported by PRS Foundation’s The Open Fund for Music Creators.
“This is intelligent music that the composer has thought about deeply, however the excellence of the performances ensures that it sounds fresh and spontaneous.” 4 STARS ****
Ian Mann - thejazzmann.com
“An Energetic Offering”
Julian Joseph - BBC Radio 3
“Hansu-Tori mix up strong tunes with passionate playing to dazzling effect”
Mike Flynn - Jazzwise Magazine
“A really classy debut from a hot new talent.” 4 STARS ****
SELWYN HARRIS - JAZZWISE MAGAZINE
“Grey’s writing is always interesting, feeling familiar enough to give the listener a foothold, while fresh enough to take them somewhere new.”
Peter Bacon - The Jazz Breakfast
“The vibe is incredible!”
Mike Chadwick - Jazz FM
“An Improvised Escape reveals David Austin Grey to be a man who might wear his heart on his sleeve.”
The Birmingham Post