"To me, music is one of the few universal languages that connects people and cultures, transcending borders and classes. I am excited by the idea of traveling abroad to help underprivileged youth explore how music can transform their lives. I am also passionate about experiencing different cultures and living in a globally-conscious way, and I am sure that I would learn many invaluable things from the children themselves."
Whether he is playing pop music with platinum-selling recording artist Colbie Caillat, world jazz/pop with global sensation Richard Bona, soulful house music with internationally-renowned Tortured Soul, or progressive jazz fusion with drum icon Virgil Donati, it is clear that pianist/keyboardist Isamu McGregor's versatility has helped him to become an extremely in-demand musician & MD around the globe. Described as "a pianist for the new generation" and a "jazz pianist and keyboard player of the first order", Isamu maintains a busy touring schedule while keeping a home base in Los Angeles, CA.
Over the years, he has had the good fortune to perform with a "dizzying variety of collaborators", including Patti Austin, GZA (Wu-Tang Clan), Natalia Lafourcade, Bennie Maupin, Sadao Watanabe, Wayne Krantz, Ari Hoenig, Keith Carlock, Lenny Pickett, Gregoire Maret, Seamus Blake and many more..