Grant Geissman

American jazz guitarist and Emmy-nominated composer.

Grant Geissman is a guitarist and composer with sixteen albums released under his own name, the latest being the jazz trilogy of Say That!, Cool Man Cool, and BOP!BANG!BOOM! (Futurism Records).

Geissman also co-wrote the music for all twelve seasons of the hit CBS-TV series Two and a Half Men and for all six seasons of hit CBS-TV series Mike & Molly.

He was nominated for an Emmy Award in 2004 for co-writing the Two and a Half Men theme (“Men, men, men, men, manly men”). His other TV credits include playing the Django Reinhart-style acoustic guitar solo on the theme of the hit sitcom Monk, and playing on the underscore for Mad Men.

Geissman recorded the now-iconic electric guitar solo on Chuck Mangione’s 1978 mega-hit “Feels So Good.” Over the years, the versatile guitarist has recorded with such artists as Burt Bacharach, Inara George, Joanna Newsom, Lorraine Feather, Julio Iglesias, Quincy Jones, Gordon Goodwin’s Big Phat Band, David Benoit, Van Dyke Parks, and Ringo Starr.

Geissman is also the author and designer of four books related to the 1950s EC Comics and MAD Magazine.