Jasper Grant is a brilliant Musical Director and Broadway Connection Master Teacher who almost had his music education cut short when he was mistakenly identified as being "tone deaf" by his third grade music teacher Miss Gladdin. Since then he has gone on to Music Direct from China to Californa including the National Tours: The Color Purple, Altar Boyz, Fame, Seven Brides For Seven Brothers, Smokey Joe's Cafe. Favorite regional credits include: The Wiz, Company, The King and I, Beehive, Diamonds, A Chorus Line, Fiddler On The Roof, Jesus Christ Superstar, Tommy, Weird Romance, Quilters, South Pacific, Merrily We Roll Along, and Damn Yankees. Former Faculty: USD/Old Globe Theatre. Upcoming: Saved! (Kansas City Rep) and A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum (Beijing) Jasper thanks Mike Norman, his first piano teacher, who didn't believe Miss Gladdin anyway. BFA, Boston Conservatory.
The vocal workshop was the best vocal workshop we have had yet. His method with the kids was wonderful. It was great to hear him play piano and sing. He broke up the music so every girl had a part to sing. When they were nervous to sing alone, he gave them the pep talk they needed. The end result was beautiful and I think that was totally effective.” - T. Mangiaratti