Hermie Granati began playing piano by ear at age 3. In his teens, he teamed with promoter Rich Engler’s band, opening for David Bowie, King Crimson, and Yes. He then joined Coconut, featuring
After a songwriting collaboration with Donnie Iris, Hermie was invited to join his legendary chart-topping band, The Jaggerz. Next came the Granati Brothers. With two major label record deals and two national tours as a special guest with Van Halen to their credit, Hermie and the Brothers were busy recording and touring together steadily into the mid 90’s. At that time, he reunited with Taylor for an original Christmas show which quickly evolved into an annual tour, and national PBS broadcasts.
Hermie has done countless recording sessions, including two Joe Grushecky CDs. He and Joe performed together with Bruce Springsteen at the Pgh. Flood Aid Concert. He also co-produced The Jaggerz’ last three CD releases.
Hermie can be seen in DVDs of Taylor’s Christmas show, which aired nationally on PBS, and the critically acclaimed WQED “Tribute to the Beatles” featuring his signature version of 'Oh Darlin’.
He currently performs with the “G-Brothers”, The Jaggerz and B.E.Taylor.
“During Hermie Granati’s nearly acrobatic keyboard attack, Bruce Springsteen, who’s seen it all, had the expression of a man who’d never seen anything like it” -Scott Mervis - Pgh. Post Gazette review of Pgh. Flood Aid concert