Nick Granville is a professional musician/composer based in Wellington, New Zealand who possesses an impressive palette of diverse sounds across a wide range of styles. As a professional musician for many years, he has recorded and performed with a vast array of artists in many parts of the world. Nick prominently leads his own ensembles, and has released a number of critically acclaimed albums, such as Wishful Thinking, Round the Bend, Refractions and Home.
Nick has worked with artists as diverse as Chris de Burgh, Ronan Keating, Delta Goodrem, Steve Smith, Mike Stern, Joey Defrancesco, Eric Marienthal, Kurt Elling and with the band on New Zealand’s “Dancing with the Stars”. Nick leads his own groups which play regularly around Wellington, and around all of New Zealand at major jazz festivals. He is a founding member of the Wellington Jazz Orchestra. He has also released four CD’s as a band leader and has played on many recordings, film scores, television and radio programs. Nick has taught at the New Zealand School of Music, Goodtime Music Academy, Musicworks retail stores, Christchurch Jazz School (CPIT), Otago University, Auckland University and at jazz festivals all around NZ. He has performed around the world and recorded in the best studios (including Capitol Recording Studio A in Los Angeles).
Nick also has a masters degree with first class honours in jazz performance from the University of Auckland.