Donna Grantis - guitar
Suphala - tabla
Rich Brown - bass
James Hill - keys
Marito Marques - drums
Best known for performing as co-lead guitarist with Prince in his iconic groups 3RDEYEGIRL and New Power Generation, Canadian guitarist and eOne recording artist Donna Grantis brings her critically acclaimed debut album, DIAMONDS & DYNAMITE, to the Ottawa International Jazz Festival this June. Backed by a cutting edge five-piece band, Grantis’s incendiary electric guitar playing is highlighted against the percussive rhythms of tabla master Suphala to create a sound described by the Star Tribune as, “New millennium jazz-rock fusion, sorta like Jeff Beck meets a post-modern Mahavishnu Orchestra.”
In the fall of 2018, Grantis released an exclusive 7” featuring the album tracks “TRASHFORMER” and “VIOLETTA” in collaboration with Rock & Roll Hall of Fame guitarist Mike McCready (Pearl Jam) and his vinyl label HockeyTalkter Records.
“Donna can whup every man on guitar, bar none.” – Prince
“Donna Grantis was born to play guitar.” – CBC Radio
“Donna Grantis is a musical legend.” – Exclaim!
“Donna Grantis is a guitar goddess.” – Toronto Star