Donna Grantis is an artist and guitarist from Tkaronto. Her newest project, Culture vs Policy, fuses the emotive power of music with thoughtprovoking dialogue about the climate and ecological crises. In collaboration with climate scientists, activists, Indigenous leaders, policymakers, researchers, sociologists, and others, Grantis seeks to highlight in her art narratives exploring human impacts on the planet. As an EarthPercent artist, a signee of the Music Declares Emergency declaration, an advisor to The Jellyfish Project, a roundtable member of SCALE/LeSAUT, and an alumni of the Creative Climate Leadership program, she is passionate about music as a force for social change.
From 2012 to 2016 Grantis performed and recorded with Prince as a member of his funk-rock trio 3RDEYEGIRL and supergroup New Power Generation. Grantis composed the title track to Prince & 3RDEYEGIRL’s album PLECTRUMELECTRUM, which reached #1 on the Billboard Rock Chart. As a bandleader, she fronted a 5-piece electric jazz quintet and released the critically acclaimed debut album, DIAMONDS & DYNAMITE. Earlier this year, Grantis recorded an anthemic solo guitar piece with Dave Grohl at Studio 606 which became the soundtrack to a Super Bowl LVII campaign.
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