"Trading blazing solos with the late Purple One on a nightly basis, she proved her mettle, and earned a place in guitar history."
– Guitar Player Magazine
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Canadian guitarist, Donna Grantis played with Prince as part of 3RDEYEGIRL and the New Power Generation. She was also working with him in a fusion jazz collective that he set aside to concentrate on his solo piano performances before his death in April 2016. And Prince would have served as producer on Diamonds & Dynamite.
Her incendiary guitar playing is highlighted against the percussive tabla rhythms of guru Suphala (a protégé of master Ustad Zakir Hussain), 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.” Acclaimed pianist, Jason Linder (from David Bowie’s Blackstar and hailed as a “musical universe” by Chick Corea) joins this extraordinary ensemble.
Read her Star Tribune feature, “Former Prince guitarist Donna Grantis celebrates new jazz-rock album at the Dakota” here >>
Donna Grantis (guitar)
Jason Lindner (keys)
Cody McKinney (bass)
Jason “JT” Thomas (drums)
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- Grantis was named one of 50 sensational female guitarists by Guitar Player Magazine, and has shared the stage with Pearl Jam, Stevie Wonder, Chaka Khan, Janelle Monáe and Kendrick Lamar.
- In a Rolling Stone feature aoout Jason Linder on David Bowie’s Blackstar, producer Tony Visconti said “[Keyboardist] Jason [Lindner] was a godsend. We gave him some pretty far-out chords, but he brought a jazz sensibility to re-voice them.”
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