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Matt Grinke Music Services

Pianist

First and foremost, Matt is a Pianist. A pianist that loves to arrange, orchestrate and produce music. In 2014, Matt combined his passion for music and his passion for disney and created an all Disney jazz concert. Arranging many of classic Disney tunes for Piano, Double Bass and Drums, he produced this very unique concert. […]

Musical Theatre Keyboardist

Matt spends much of his time in the pits of live musical theatre performances. A common site in the Vancouver Musical Theatre scene is to look onto the pit and see Matt at his keyboards. It takes a team of highly talented musicians to play a musical and Matt is right at home playing piano, […]

Music Director – Sound Designer

Matt has worked with both youth and professional and professional performers. Have successfully musical directed the following productions: North Shore Light Opera Society: The Gondoliers Famous Artists Limited: Mrs. Claus’ Kitchen Carson Graham Secondary School: Aladdin, Mamma Mia, Chicago Rockridge Secondary School: Pippin Balmoral Jr Secondary School Bye Bye Birdie Studio 58: The 13th Chair […]

Arranger – Orchestrator – Mainstage Programmer

Have a piece of music running through your head but can’t get it on paper for your band. Matt will arrange your music for a single instrument up to a full orchestra. Trying to figure out how to make your small band sound like a large orchestra, Matt can also make that happen for you.

Musical Improvisor

Matt is well known for his improvisational skills. Check out this video where Matt creates a piece from a deck of cards

Rehearsal Pianist

Matt’s ability to work with the performer from both a  supportive and coaching role has helped many performers excel in their on stage performances.

Matt is a Disney Guru

Matt loves Disney. At least once a year a trip is made to Disney to catch up with his pals. Matt has even played in Disneyland at the Refreshment Corner on main street, also known as Coke Corner, and The Golden Horseshoe in Frontierland. Long term dream, to write scores for Disney movies and play full time in Disneyland.

Have a favourite Disney tune - ask Matt, he will probably play it for you.

The Seventeen Piece Big band

Matt's seventeen piece big band playing a Disney mash up of It's A Small World and Happy Birthday.

So Who Is Matt Grinke

Matt Grinke is Vancouver's top improvisational pianist. His work with Adlibretto, Off Key, and the Vancouver Theatre Sports League, have secured Matt's reputation. Matt takes his improvisational skills to a higher level with his amazing Jazz performances - if you get a chance to hear one of these performances, go, you won't be disappointed.

After returning from a tour in Edinburgh, playing  a minimum of two shows daily for three weeks, Matt began building a 17 piece Jazz big band. Matt's big band debuted on April 27th. 2018 at Friday Night Live in North Vancouver to a sold audience . He has consequently had sold out shows throughout the lower mainland. The Happiest Big Band On Earth recently completed a very successful tour which has spawned the development of a new tour in the spring. The new tour will feature new charts and the addition of vocals.

Matt continues to work on many projects in Vancouver's musical theatre arena. He is well known for his work with the Vancouver Arts Club, Theatre Under The Stars, Align Entertainment, Exit 22, and many more. He is currently working on an original musical called Unbound. Look forward to seeing this musical in the 2020 Vancouver Fringe Festival.

Matt Grinke Heashot

Matt performs his musical card trick

Returning to his roots as a special guest at his ex-piano teacher's year-end recital, Matt performs his 'Card Trick', an improvised piece based on notes chosen by the audience.

Contact Matt

North Vancouver, BC
604.603.9218