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.
Granelli now resides in New York City where he composes, and plays actively in a wide variety of musical situations, including his critaclly acclaimed quartet Mr. Lucky, and the sinister Ez Pour Spout. He also contributes the low end to the David Tronzo Trio, Jim Campilongo Trio, Briggan Krauss's Fuzz Fill, Crunch Trio with Peter Epstein and David Tronzo, New York country rock stars the Jack Grace Band and Joe Gallant's Chang Diaz. He has also recorded and toured with Mose Allison, Canadian turntable wizard Buck 65, Jerry Granelli's Badlands project and the Buddy Bolden band featuring John Abercrombie, Anthony Cox, Bill Frisell, and Jane Ira Bloom.
In 1999, Granelli founded Love Slave Records, a label dedicated to presenting New York's exciting downtown scene, and LVSLV.COM, a web site for the distribution of self produced creative music. The Love Slave Catalog is seven CDs strong and contains recordings by a wide variety of artists including: Brad Shepik, Ralph Alessi, Ez Pour Spout, Jerry Granelli, Jamie Saft, and David Tronzo.