Avi Granite 6 - Orbit
Pet Mantis Records 2018

Feturing: Jim Lewis - trumpet, Peter Lutek - reeds, Tom Richards - trombone
Avi Granite - guitar, Neal Davis - bass, Ted Warren - drums

Limited Edition Vinyl
Digital download available from
bandcamp - itunes


Avi Granite 6 - Red Tree
Pet Mantis Records 2007

Featuring: Chris Roberts - reeds, Jonathan Kay - reeds, Tom Richards - trombone
Avi Granite - guitar, Neal Davis - bass, Nick Fraser - drums

Digital download available from
bandcamp  -  itunes  -  cdbaby


Press for Red Tree

Avi Granite and his serpentine guitar, half-intellect, half-instinct, fatten up a whole new jazz sound...
— The Hamilton Spectator
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— DownBeat Magazine
“...slick charts and distinctive structures... Thick ensemble work, strong shape-changing melody narratives, diverse textural colour and a kind of loose togetherness...
— Coda Magazine

The Avi Granite 6 is a Toronto-based neo-jazz project. The group performs the music of Canadian guitarist and composer Avi Granite. Shortly after releasing Red Tree, and the group's performance at The 2008 Montreal Jazz Festival, Granite moved to New York. Ten years later, after Granite's many trips home to continue his work with the AG6, the group returns with Orbit.

Orbit is the next chapter in the adventurous improvisational style of the Avi Granite 6. The group's sound is a cultural tapestry, with influences ranging from the raucous klezmer music of the Mediterranean to the tranquil tones of Charles Mingus.

This album is about growth, change, and development. We've been at it a long time and have been playing to supportive if not wild audiences. It was time to document our evolution.”




Pet Mantis Records presents Orbit, the new album from the Avi Granite 6. 

• March 15, 2018 Rex Hotel Toronto, 9:30pm
• March 16, 2018 Rex Hotel Toronto, 9:30pm
• March 17, 2018 Silence Guelph, 8pm

Orbit available March 15th for digital download and limited run 12" vinyl.