Jeff Cannata

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Jeff Cannata
Genres Progressive rock, Art rock, Hard rock, AOR
Occupation(s) Musician, drummer, guitarist, vocalist, record producer
Instruments Drums, guitar, keyboards, woodwinds, vocals
Associated acts Jasper Wrath, Arc Angel

Jeff Cannata is a Connecticut-based musician, songwriter, and record producer. Cannata was a founding member and driving force behind the New Haven-based progressive rock band Jasper Wrath. He was the drummer for the group, however he also sang, played woodwinds, and wrote a majority of the songs on their 1971 self-titled debut album. The band retained a huge local following and continued touring until they disbanded in 1976.

Cannata later formed a new project called Arc Angel with former Jasper Wrath bandmate Michael Soldan. The group signed a record deal with CBS Records and released a self-titled debut in 1983. In Arc Angel, Cannata was the frontman as he sang and played guitar. He later made a number of solo albums under the name Cannata.

Jeff Cannata produces several local bands in the Connecticut area and manages the independent record label Oxford Circus Records. He released a new album with Arc Angel in 2002, followed by a new solo album, "Mysterium Magnum" in 2006.

Discography[edit]

Jasper Wrath[edit]

  • Jasper Wrath (1971)
  • You / General Gunther (single) (1975)
  • Coming Home (1977) [credited as Arden House]
  • Zoldar & Clark (1977) [credited as Zoldar & Clark]
  • Anthology: 1969–1976 (1996)

Arc Angel[edit]

  • Arc Angel (1983)
  • Tamorok (2002)
  • Harlequins of Light (2013)

Cannata[edit]

  • Images of Forever (1988)
  • Watching The World (1993)
  • Tamorok (2002)
  • Mysterium Magnum (2006)
  • My Back Pages: Volume 1 (2009)

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