GRAVES,L_Musicshot_BWcropJuno-nominated multi-percussionist, drummer, and composer, Larry Graves has dedicated himself to innovation, exploring rhythm-based performance traditions from around the world through creation and teaching.

After studying performance and composition at the Berklee College of Music (Boston), he was charmed by the deep sounds and confounding poly-rhythms of West Africa, and has made several treks there that have informed his creative process.

In 2012/13, Graves received funding from the Toronto Arts Council and the Ontario Arts Council to create and record new music. He currently presents workshops and tours across Canada and abroad with his global-percussion based jazz ensemble, DRUMHAND, teaches drum-set and percussion at York University, and creates music for various contemporary dance organizations in Toronto.