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Jul072008

Grant Geissman


Don’t call Grant Geissman’s music smooth jazz. It’s almost a misnomer to him and doesn’t really capture what his music is all about. Quite simply, the formally trained jazz guitarist is a hybrid musician, having trained on classic jazz standards and improvisation with some serious jazz-cats in the San Jose, California area over the years. As a guitarist with a diverse appetite for new musical experiences, he has also found a successful niche playing on several TV show scores and themes such as Monk, Dawson’s Creek, Boy Meets World, Touched by an Angel, Lizzy McGuire and other TV shows. Most recently he collaborated to compose the theme (and incidental music) for the CBS-TV sitcom Two And A Half Men, for which he was nominated for a Prime Time Emmy Award. As a session player, you’ll find his guitar work on projects for Quincy Jones, Keiko Matsui, David Benoit, and Dianne Schur. But Geissman’s window of opportunity opened in 1976, when flugelhornist Chuck Mangione added him to a short tour in California and the Pacific Northwest. The rest is history, as Geissman became part of Mangione’s band and became famous for his sizzling solo on the song Feels So Good. Finally, as a solo artist with eleven projects under his belt, you’ll find his new jazz project “Say That!” addicting. Inside MusiCast is pleased to welcome Grant Geissman.

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