David Austin Grey is a UK based pianist, composer and educator. Having studied music at The University of Birmingham and Birmingham Conservatoire (studying with such musicians as Hans Koller, Liam Noble & Mike Williams), David is currently working with his own bands (Hansu-Tori, Neon Villages, One Many People, Little Church) and freelancing throughout the UK.
Over the last few years David has worked with a number of well respected organisations and musicians including Birmingham Royal Ballet, Town Hall Symphony Hall (THSH), Birmingham Conservatoire, Soweto Kinch, Michael League, Martin Speake, Stuart McCallum, Bill Laurence, Robert ‘Sput’ Searight, Percy Pursglove, Eliza Shaddad, Chris Mapp, Lluis Mather, Yazz Ahmed, Adam Jackson, Nick Rundle, Gemma Weekes, Rachael Cohen, Michael Fletcher, Chima Anya, Musa Okwonga and New York based artists ‘iLLspokinn’ and Y? (aka. ‘Why G?’).
He also supported artists including Marcus Miller, Sons of Kemet and Snarky Puppy.
“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