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Modern Music Center hired him at the age of thirteen to teach piano, bass, and accordion. Grassel comes from a family of musicians.

By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use seesd Privacy Policy. With Matrix he recorded the first album of his compositions.

Grassel’s first employment as a guitarist came inplaying the teen bar circuit with the rhythm and blues band The Chevrons. A turning point came in when he attended his first jazz concert: When the first-call guitarists were unable to play the challenging music, Grwssel succeeded.

At the end of the decade, he was performing seven nights a week in dance clubs with The Rivieras, a rhythm and blues band that performed songs by James Brown and Bobby Bland. Seeing him struggle as a child to stretch his fingers on the grassfl keys, his father gave him an accordion and lessons. His teaching accelerated in when he secured a job designing the jazz guitar degree program at the Wisconsin Conservatory of Music.

December Learn how and when to remove this template message. After regaining his skill, he was too weak to continue teaching at Milwaukee Area Technical College, so he quit. When he returned to playing music, he bought a guitar, practiced fifteen hours a day for six months, and fell asleep at night with the guitar in his hands. Contentious material about living persons that is unsourced or poorly sourced must be removed immediatelyespecially if potentially libelous or harmful. Learn how and when to remove these template messages.


Jack Grassel – Wikipedia

Please help improve it or discuss these issues on the talk page. Retrieved 17 October He formed Frozen Sky Records. He played duets on sfeds guitar in concert with Luciano Pavarotti.

It’s About the Music”. As a result of the first two records of his compositions “Magic Cereal” and “If You’re Too Crazy”, he was featured in the New Talent section of Guitar Player magazine and became a contributing writer.

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By age four, he was touring as a solo act with the Bar o’ Ranch variety show. They released the album Live at the Carlton Grangecommemorating three and a half years of employment. From — he studied with Tal Farlowwho recorded some of their sessions, which Grassel released grassel the album Two Guys with Guitars. He combines standard picking technique with classical finger techniques.

He appeared on television talent shows. From — he studied with George Van Epsworking on solo guitar technique, and recorded his first album, Solo Burner.

Please introduce links to this seedw from related articles ; try the Find link tool for suggestions. He purchased a bass guitar to play professionally two nights per week in the rock band The Triumphs. He became a guitarist for the Barnum and Bailey Circus band and the Holiday on Ice Orchestra, in addition to performing with symphony orchestras conducted by Lukas Foss and Kenneth Schermerhorn.

Starting inhe won the Wisconsin State Music Festival three times. Deeds a studio musician he performed jingles on radio and television.

In at seventeen, exhausted from performing, he quit playing and enrolled in Pharmacy School at the University of Wisconsin. His friend, guitarist Kirk Tatnall, built one, too, and they recorded the album Live at the Uptowner with their hybrid instruments.


Hearing of his music skills, musicians touring the area asked to hire him. He developed his own techniques of playing melody, chords, bass, and percussion to sound like three guitarists simultaneously.

He spent his food allowance on jazz records, finding music more interesting than school. His body, heart, brain, and nervous system were damaged, and he stopped playing music for many years.

Retrieved 1 August His grandfather played mandolin, his great-uncle the accordion. The Great Jazz Guitarists. With a family to support, Grassel turned to teaching music and playing jazz locally. He began to visit a record shop to learn jazz history from the clerk, Mitch Covic. Retrieved from ” https: But his mind returned to music. The album was included with the purchase of a Jazzica guitar.

He wrote his first two books to challenge his advanced students.

Jack Grassel

This page was last edited on 25 Novemberat From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. When he was twenty-one he formed the jazz rock band Matrix, which worked until GrasswlGrassel became ill from a near-fatal staph infection.

Please help by adding reliable sources. His father played trumpet and his brother plays piano. Jack Grassel born September 3, is an American jazz guitarist, teacher, and author from Milwaukee, Wisconsin. In Septemberthe Wisconsin Conservatory of Music presented a concert of Grassel’s compositions, commemorating the fortieth anniversary of jjack first composition performed there.

Views Read Edit View history. At age ten, he added a drummer and began playing weddings and dances with his duo.