Grant Schroff has been earning a reputation as versatile first call drummer/composer and educator in the west coast music scene for the last 10 years. Grant has earned a Bachelors of Music from Cornish College of The Arts and is fluent in the styles of jazz/funk/rock/reggae/R&B/hip-hop while also having extensive knowledge in world music styles, particularly Brazilian and Afro-Cuban.
A respected drummer, his dynamic performances have been a part of countless festivals, nightclubs and recording sessions. Grant is a founding member, drummer and composer for Seattle’s powerhouse afro-funk octet, Polyrhythmics and has toured extensively both nationally and internationally with the group. In 2002 he received 2nd place honors for snare drum in the Washington State Solo Contest and was then awarded the Edmonds Rotary Scholarship for music that same year.
In college Grant had the privilege of studying with legendary musicians, Mike Clark (Herbie Hancock), Joe La Barbera (Bill Evans), and studied composition with Julian Priester (Herbie Hancock, Sun Ra, Duke Ellington). Grant continues to teach privately and perform regularly.