Tom Griesgraber

San Diego Stick player Tom Griesgraber has a busy summer ahead of him indeed. A graduate of the Berklee School of Music, Tom began playing Stick in 1997 after hearing Tony Levin play at the NAMM show that year and has been on a steady rise ever since.

Tom has already released two records with his band Agent 22. The group has received much critical acclaim in the San Diego area and, after winning a Best of the Year competition in the area, began landing some high profile gigs with groups like the Tony Levin Band, California Guitar Trio, Al Dimeola, Larry Carlton and Steve Lukather, Tower of Power, the Dixie Dregs, and Jazz Mandolin Project.

Recently, Tom has been working to complete two projects. One is a solo CD with guest appearances by Tony Levin/Peter Gabriel drummer Jerry Marotta, the California Guitar Trio, and Agent 22 drummer Darren Debree. The other is a recording project with drummer Jerry Marotta as well as keyboardist Harvey Jones.

May and June will also see Tom teaching at the 2003 Oregon Stick Seminar as well as heading out on a US tour in support of the California Guitar Trio. To learn more about the seminar, check the seminar page. Tour dates for Tom's road trip with the California Guitar Trio are listed below.

22 Portland, OR - Lola's
24 Portland, OR - one day Stick seminar hosted by Qua Veda
25-26 Port Angeles, WA - Juan de Fuca Festival
27 Spokane, WA - Metropolitan Perf. Arts Center
28 Caldwell, ID - Albertson College
29 Salt Lake City, UT - Fort Douglas Theater at University of Utah
30 Grand Junction, CO - Grand River Winery
31 Boulder, CO - Boulder Theater

02 Colorado Springs, CO - Co. Springs Fine Art Center
03 Lawrence, KS - The Jazzhaus
04 St. Louis, MO - The Duck Room
05 Columbus, OH - Thirsty Ear
06 Ann Arbor, MI - The Ark
07 Indianapolis, IN - The Phoenix Theatre
08 Louisville, KY - Words & Visions (CGT clinic)
09 Louisville, KY - Rudyard Kipling
10 Lexington, KY - TBA
11 Pittsburgh, PA - Club Café

More on the web:
Tom Griesgraber and Agent 22 website
CDs available from Stick Enterprises
2003 Oregon Stick Seminar

Photo: Jerry Marotta