J. Anthony Granelli is a native of northern California. He began to study electric bass at the age of eight from San Francisco Bassist /instrument pioneer Fred Marshall. In his teens Granelli moved to Seattle Washington where he performed with Jay Clayton, Jerry Granelli, Julian Priester, and was a founding member of the critically acclaimed group Timebone.
Granelli received a BFA in Jazz Studies from California Institute of the Arts in 1991. At Cal Arts he explored creating a personal vocabulary of jazz improvisation while studying with Charlie Haden, and performing with John Bergamo and Miroslav Tadic.
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