Jazz, Blues, music that grooves!
Gordon Grottenthaler has been a professional drummer since 1985. After receiving his Bachelor of Music Degree from Berklee College of Music in 1986, he spent the rest of the 1980's and 90's playing stints in Boston with jazz greats Tal Farlow, James Williams, Geoff Keezer, Steve Nelson, Billy Pierce, and Herb Pomeroy as well as a four-year stint with pianist Art Matthews. He spent four years touring the United States with Jay Geils and Magic Dick (formerly with the J. Geils Band) in their band Bluestime. In 2005, Grottenthaler did an extensive tour of Europe with blues icon Duke Robillard. Other blues credits include the legendary Robert Lockwood Jr., David Maxwell, TJ Wheeler, Detroit Jr., Paul Richelle & Annie Raines, and Brian Lee. Gordon currently resides in Pittsburgh and works with Jessica Lee, Don Aliquo, Jerry Lucerelli, Roger Barbour and others. While in Vancouver, Canada in 2006; he recorded a CD with rock/blues superstar Randy Bachman (formerly of Bachman-Turner Overdrive and The Guess Who) entitled Jazz Thing II, which is currently available on Ranbach Music.
* Bachelor of Music Degree, Berklee College of Music, Boston, MA
* While in Boston studied with jazz greats Alan Dawson and Joe Hunt
* Performed in Boston with visiting national jazz artists Tal Farlow, James Williams, Geoff Keezer, Steve Nelson, Billy Pierce, Howard Alden
*2000-2003 Toured with national Blues act "Bluestime with Magic Dick & Jay Geils"
*1999-present Toured and recorded with "The New Guitar Summit" Jay Geils / Duke Robillard / Gerry Beaudoin
* 1998 Portsmouth Blues Festival - performed with blues legend Robert Lockwood Jr.
* Performed in New England area with artists Art Mathews, Herb Pomeroy, TJ Wheeler, White Heat Swing Orchestra, Mark Kross, Billy Novick, David Maxwell, Paul Rishell & Annie Raines, Pat "Hatrack" Gallagher and Mike Dibari
* Performs in hometown of Pittsburgh, PA with local artists Jessica Lee, Etta Cox, Ken Karsh, Donna Bailey, Dwayne Dolphin, Chizmo Charles, and subs for jazz drumming great Roger Humphries
with Randy Bachman
with The New Guitar Summit Jay Geils / Duke Robillard / Gerry Beaudoin
with Jay Geils
with The Mark Kross "Five Piece Trio"
with TJ Wheeler & The Smokers
with Pat "Hatrack" Gallagher