Hometown: Nairobi Kenya
Web site: http://www.brandits.biz/eddiegrey
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Eddie Grey has been defined as a fore runner in the Jazz and fusion scene in East and Central Africa.
With a critically acclaimed album, 'No trains to Kibera' which was his symphonic response to Kenya's post election violence in 2007, Eddie Grey has continued to mirror the issues of his society through fusion of both local ethnic and western themes. A pursuit that he alluded to during his perfomance at the Haiti disaster relief fundraiser hosted by UNICEF and the Tribe Hotel Nairobi.
Eddie Grey is a song writer,composer, producer and arranger. His style is not definitive which he broadly expresses through his guitar playing. A self taught musician, he playfully crosses over from one genre to the next though heavily influenced by jazz harmony, classical arrangement, African rhythm and electronic grooves.
He has since shared stages with numerous local and international artists such as Gerald Albright, Jonathan Butler, Sven Kacirek, Thandiswa Mazwai, Nduduzo Makathini among others. His current project yet to be released-Stories by the lake, is an in depth look at how Kenyan traditional music is relative to traditional jazz arrangement and hence bringing both cultures together.
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