Contemporary Jazz Guitarist/Composer
Emmy-Nominated Guitarist/Composer Eisner Award-Nominated Author
Grant Geissman is an Emmy-nominated guitarist and composer with sixteen albums released under his own name, the latest being BLOOZ (Mesa/Bluemoon—Futurism) and the jazz trilogy of Say That!, Cool Man Cool, and BOP! BANG! BOOM! (Futurism Records).
Geissman also co-wrote the music for all twelve seasons of the hit CBS-TV series Two and a Half Men, for all six seasons of hit CBS-TV series Mike & Molly, and for the first season of the short-lived CBS-TV series B Positive. He has also contributed specialty music for a number of other TV shows, including The Big Bang Theory and Mom. He was nominated for an Emmy Award in 2004 for co-writing the Two and a Half Men theme (“Men, men, men, men, manly men”). His other TV credits include playing the Django Reinhart-style acoustic guitar solo on the theme of the hit sitcom Monk, and playing on the underscore for Mad Men.
Geissman recorded the now-iconic electric guitar solo on Chuck Mangione’s 1978 mega-hit “Feels So Good.” Over the years, the versatile guitarist has recorded with such artists as Burt Bacharach, Steve Tyrell, Inara George, Lorraine Feather, Julio Iglesias, Quincy Jones, Gordon Goodwin’s Big Phat Band, David Benoit, Van Dyke Parks, and Ringo Starr.
Geissman is also the author and designer of five books related to the 1950s E.C. Comics and MAD Magazine. The most recent is the massive, Eisner-nominated Taschen tome The History of E.C. Comics (2020). His other books include FELDSTEIN: The Mad Life and Fantastic Art of Al Feldstein!, Foul Play! The Art and Artists of the Notorious 1950s E.C. Comics, Tales of Terror! The E.C. Companion (with Fred von Bernewtiz), and Collectibly MAD.
The 16th album released under his own name, BLOOZ is a stunning collection of original new bluesy and jazzy tunes from veteran guitarist and composer Grant Geissman, with special guests Randy Brecker, Tom Scott, David Garfield, Russell Ferrante, Josh Smith, Joe Bonamassa, Robben Ford, and John Jorgenson.
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