David Austin Grey


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 musicians including Soweto Kinch, Michael League, Black Voices, 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?’).

As an educator, writer and leader his previous and current clients include Birmingham Royal Ballet, THSH, Birmingham Conservatoire, Jazzlines, Birmingham Jazz, New Optimists,The University of Birmingham, EC Arts, Nu-Century Arts & Birmingham Repertory Theatre. As a performer David has appeared at numerous venues and festivals across the country including, Cheltenham Jazz Festival, Mostly Jazz Funk & Soul Festival, Harmonic Festival, LUME Festival, Symphony Hall, Manchester International Jazz Festival, Birmingham Town Hall, The Flyover Show, BASS Festival, Arts Fest UK, and Glasgow International Jazz Festival.