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Jazz veteran Tom Grant performs free show March 13

Pianist, vocalist and smooth jazz luminary Tom Grant will appear on Sunday at the monthly Jazz Live at Marine View series.

The Portland, Ore.-based Grant has been performing and recording for three decades. He's performed on "The Tonight Show," and four of his albums have hit No. 1 on adult contemporary charts. Grant's career took off in 1970 when he moved to New York to play with saxophonist Jim Pepper. He began performing with legendary drummer Tony Williams, a progenitor of jazz fusion and a former member of Miles Davis' band.

Grant eventually moved back to Portland, started his own record label, and created a series of albums that topped smooth jazz charts. He gigs regularly in the Portland area. Grant will be joined by bassist David Captein, a longtime collaborator, Jeff Frankel on drums and Renato Caranto (who played on Grant's newest release, "Delicioso") on tenor saxophone. The show starts at 5 p.m. March 13 at Marine View Church at 8469 Eastside Drive Northeast, Tacoma. Admission is free. To learn more, call (253) 229-9206 or visit

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