Grandson, born Jordan Edward Benjamin, is a Canadian-American musician and singer-songwriter. Born in New Jersey, Benjamin moved to Canada at age 3 and grew up in the Eglinton West area of Toronto. He attended university in Montreal where he spent much of his time DJing and playing shows, but moved to Los Angeles in 2014 to pursue a music career.
Grandson burst onto the music scene in 2016 and quickly gained attention for his dynamic fusion of alternative rock, hip-hop, and electronic elements. Grandson’s thought-provoking lyrics focus on social and political issues, addressing topics such as inequality and mental health. He has toured with a slew of great acts including Hobo Johnson, Joywave, Nothing But Thieves, Smashing Pumpkins, Young the Giant, Glorious Sons, Imagine Dragons, and Avril Lavigne.
Check out Grandson performing two songs, “Blood // Water” and “Half My Heart” in the Collective Arts Black Box.