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Grant Geissman


Guitarist/composer Grant Geissman is a popular Contemporary Jazz recording artist, with sixteen albums released under his own name. Grant’s latest project, BLOOZ, marks a return to a partnership with the Mesa/Bluemoon label, which released a number of Grant’s albums in the early 1990s.

Other recent albums include BOP! BANG! BOOM!, which completes a trilogy of jazz albums released on Grant’s own label, Futurism Records. BOP! BANG! BOOM! is a powerfully eclectic recording that features special guests including Tom Scott, Larry Carlton, Albert Lee, Russell Ferrante, Mike Finnegan, Leland Sklar and Van Dyke Parks.


My Story In Song

Label: Herron Song Records
Released: 2023
Track listing: Devils’ In The Details; No More Regrets; Modern Day Angel; Never Make Your Move Too Soon; Density; Alone Too Long; The Big Seduction; Footsteps; Consider My Love; Dawn; Sweet Lullaby; Hallelujah.


Article: Liner Notes

Lorraine Feather's Language Turns A Witty Phrase

Read "Lorraine Feather's Language Turns A Witty Phrase" reviewed by Ken Dryden

I got to know Lorraine Feather through reviewing several of her CDs, amazed by her gifts as a lyricist and singer, who was equally at home with witty songs and tender ballads. I first met Lorraine when she was performing at the late lamented Manhattan club Danny's Skylight Room with pianist Shelly Berg. We would chat ...



Label: MESA/Bluemoon
Released: 2022
Track listing: Preach; Side Hustle; Carlos En Siete; Time Enough At Last; Fat Back; Rage Cage; Robben's Hood; One G and Two J's; Stranger Danger; Whitewalls and Big Fins; This and That; Sorry Not Sorry.


Late Bloomin' Jazzman

Label: Cafe Pacific Records
Released: 2022
Track listing: It Ain't Necessarily So; Don't Be Blue; When All The Light in The Sign Worked; Late Bloomin Jazzman; In Another Way; Boss Nova Days; Old Devil Moon; I Always Had A Thing For You; Before You Leave; Old Enough; Marlena's Memories; If Gershwin Had Lived.


Sweet Invitation

Label: Cafe Pacific Records
Released: 2022
Track listing: Don'cha Go 'Way Mad; Falling In Love With Love; Here's That Rainy Day; I Got Lost In His Arms; Invitation; I'm Just Foolin' Myself; What A Way To Go; When October Goes; Why Try To Change Me Now.


Article: Radio & Podcasts

Grant Geissman, Nicholas Payton and Art Blakey

Read "Grant Geissman, Nicholas Payton and Art Blakey" reviewed by Joe Dimino

We begin the 779th Episode of Neon Jazz with a tune from guitarist Grant Geissman's new album Blooz. From there, we hear from one of his early mentors in Chuck Mangione. We get a bit of Chicago flair from singer Tracye Eileen and the great King Oliver. As the episode marches on, we hear new music ...


Article: Album Review

Beverley Church Hogan: Sweet Invitation

Read "Sweet Invitation" reviewed by Pierre Giroux

The entertainment business only rarely offers second chances. However, that does seem to be the case for singer Beverley Church Hogan. Born and raised in Montreal, Canada, she began singing as a pre-teen, managed to have a regular gig on the radio and then, by her late teens, was singing in clubs and U.S.O. styled military ...


Article: Album Review

Mark Winkler: Late Bloomin' Jazzman

Read "Late Bloomin' Jazzman" reviewed by Edward Blanco

Veteran singer, platinum-selling lyricist and songwriter Mark Winkler delivers his twentieth album as leader, Late Bloomin' Jazzman, beginning with a George Gershwin standard, ending with a Gershwin tribute and, in between, presenting romantic ballads, a bit of swing and a touch of bossa. An educator at UCLA who teaches the art of songwriting, Winkler brings this ...


News: TV / Film

Jazz/Big Band Feature Film 'knights Of Swing' Arrives
 To Vimeo On Demand March 25

Jazz/Big Band Feature Film 'knights Of Swing' Arrives
 To Vimeo On Demand March 25

The Knights of Swing, LLC and E3 Music Productions have announced the March 25 Vimeo On Demand release of Knights of Swing, a feature length film powered by an incredible cast and crew of dreamers and believers. Set in 1947, tracing the challenges, disappointments and successes of six high school boys, and the girls who join ...


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