Jeff Cannata

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Jeff Cannata
GenresProgressive rock, Art rock, Hard rock, AOR
Occupation(s)Musician, drummer, guitarist, vocalist, record producer
InstrumentsDrums, guitar, keyboards, woodwinds, vocals
Associated actsJasper 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.


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)


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

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