2017 Jerry Granelli – Dance Hall

Dance Hall is an album by American-born Canadian jazz drummer, Jerry Granelli. The album was released in 2017.

Born in San Francisco, Granelli was involved with the city’s hard bop scene from a young age. A day spent with drummer Gene Krupa in 1948 informed his passion for percussion and eventually led to him studying with Joe Morello.

In the 1960s he recorded and toured with the Vince Guaraldi trio, appearing on Vince Guaraldi, Bola Sete and Friends and A Charlie Brown Christmas. Later in the decade, he joined the Denny Zeitlin trio with Charlie Haden

Since the 1990s, Granelli has lived in Halifax, Nova Scotia, becoming a Canadian citizen in 1999. In 2010, he released his first solo album, 1313.


1  Meet Me In The Morning (Bob Dylan) 5:45
2  The Great Pretender (Buck Ram) 6:08
3  Boogie Stop Shuffle (Charles Mingus) 8:40
4  Ain’t The A Shame (Antoine Domino, Dave Bartholomew) 4:30
5  Driva Man (Max Roach, Oscar Brown Jr) 4:42
6  This Bitter Earth (Clyde Otis) 5:36
7  Never Gonna Break My Faith (Andrea Remanda, Bryan Adams, Eliot Kennedy) 5:20
8  Caldonia (Fleecie Moore) 3:36



BassJ Anthony Granelli
DrumsJerry Granelli
GuitarRobben Ford
GuitarBill Frisell
SaxSteve Kaldestad
SaxBill Runge
TrumpetDerry Byrne

Liner Notes

Producer – Lee Townsend
Producer (Executive) – Colin Mackenzie
Arranged By (Horn Arrangements) – Steven Bernstein
Coordinator (Production Coordinator) – Nancy Marley
Engineer (Mastering Engineer) – Greg Calbi
Engineer (Mixing Engineer) – Adam Muñoz
Engineer (Recording Engineer) – Sheldon Zaharko
Music Director – J. Anthony Granelli

Design (Layout Design) – Sean House
Photography By (Cover Photo) – Michael Wilson
Photography By (Jerry Granelli Photo) – Matthew Septimus
Photography By (Studio Photos) – Colin Mackenzie
Sleeve Notes – Jerry Granelli

Recorded At – Armoury Studios
Mixed At – Fantasy Studios
Mastered At – Sterling Sound
Phonographic Copyright (p) – Gerald Granelli
Copyright (c) – Gerald Granelli
Licensed To – Justin Time Records Inc.
Mastered At – GZ Media