Tom Grant (born 22 February 1946, Portland, Oregon) is an American smooth jazz pianst and vocalist. He is often referred to as the Pacific Northwest's most renowned musical artist. Tom Grant was born into a musical family -- his father was a tap dancer who owned a record store in Portland, Oregon, and his brother was an avant-garde jazz pianist (who went on to found the international Hare Krishna movement). At a young age, Grant learned to play piano and drums. After graduating from the University of Oregon, he travelled to New York City in 1970 with Native American saxophonist Jim Pepper.