Since forming in 2013, Big Space has performed many sets at prominent music clubs in St. John’s, as well as the Wreckhouse Jazz & Blues Festival, the Music at Harbourside series, and the Lawnya Vawnya festival. They have also been featured at the Sound Symposium and often host the Sound Symposium’s Night Music.

Guitarist Grant King is a graduate of Berklee College of Music and has a master’s degree from Longy School of Music. Grant also studied for several years with legendary jazz educator Charlie Banacos. A Music NL award winner and ECMA nominee, Grant performs with many St. John’s artists, including the Jody Richardson-fronted Pathological Lovers. He has led his own jazz-rock trio for over a decade. Big Space is the latest evolution of his work in the guitar-trio format.

Big Space bassist Ian Murphy is a longtime musical collaborator of Grant’s. Also a guitarist and singer/songwriter, Ian’s projects have included alternative rock bands So Says Jane and Exit Party, and electro-pop duo Pet Legs.

Drummer Ashley Chalmers is a graduate of St. FX jazz program with a diverse background playing jazz, rock, metal, and hip-hop. He also plays with GALA, led by singer-songwriter Aley Waterman. Ash has often played drums for the Wreckhouse TD Jazz Jam.

Big Space At Sound Symposium XIX*

  • Concert — Friday, July 6 at 12:30pm (Harbourside Park)
  • Night Music — Saturday, July 7 at 10:30pm (The Ship Pub)

See the complete list of SSXIX artists, as well as the full schedule and ticket information.

*Times and locations subject to change.