Biography. Jack Grassel has led his own bands of all sizes throughout the U.S. in clubs, concert arenas, and festivals for more 30 years. He is one of the nation’s. Jack Grassel – Jamey Aebersold Jazz Play-A-Longs. When I was studying with Tal Farlow at his house from – , he always had some. Find album reviews, stream songs, credits and award information for Guitar Smoke – Jack Grassel on AllMusic – – Guitar Smoke, Jack Grassel’s tenth album.

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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. To ggrassel sounding like other guitarists, he refrained from listening to any music produced with a guitar for ten years from — 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. Please enable JavaScript in your browser to use the site fully.

He wrote his first two books to challenge his advanced students. Please introduce links to this page from grasseo articles ; try the Find link tool for suggestions. May 15, midnight David Luhrssen Album Reviews. Introspection Late Night Partying. Guitar Smoke, Jack Grassel’s tenth album as a leader, is a daring foray into the world of unaccompanied guitar, a foray where Grassel emerges as conqueror.

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On jadk tune like “Nuages,” Grassel gives the impression there are two guitars on the set, engaging in a musical conversation. In Septemberthe Wisconsin Conservatory of Music presented a concert of Grassel’s compositions, commemorating the fortieth anniversary of his first composition performed there.

Starting inhe won the Wisconsin State Music Festival three times. Jazz Latin New Age. With a program split right down the middle between Grassel material and standards, he shows the influences of those he studied with, especially those two masters of the stringed instrument, George Van Eps and Tal Farlow.


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Ggassel Hofner guitar company hired Grassel to record a promotional album, Guitar Smoke[3] with the Hofner Jazzica guitar. Retrieved 17 October Sexy Trippy All Moods. Hearing of his music skills, musicians touring the area asked to hire him. He appeared on television talent shows. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

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On Jack and Jill Jazz, Grassel’ When the first-call guitarists were unable to play the challenging music, Grassel succeeded. You may unsubscribe via the link found at the bottom of every email. His body, heart, brain, and nervous system were damaged, and he stopped playing music for many years.

He developed his own techniques of playing melody, chords, bass, and percussion to sound like three guitarists simultaneously. It Comes with the Snow.

Jazz may not be the music that made Milwaukee famous, but the local scene has been looking vibrant lately. His imaginative extemporization frassel excellent execution abilities are brought to bear on such tunes as John Coltrane’s “Giant Steps,” where he mixes the jagged rhythms and meditative flows that often characterized Coltrane’s work.

His father played trumpet and his brother plays piano. With a family to support, Grassel turned to teaching music and playing jazz locally. But his mind returned to music. He played duets on classical guitar in concert with Luciano Pavarotti. He spent his food allowance on jazz records, finding music more interesting than school. Romantic Evening Sex All Themes.

The Mitchell Park Domes kicks off its concert jakc tonight with an 8: The Uptowner opened in as a Schlitz bar, dedicated to pouring beer from the brewery that made Milwaukee famous. 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.


By age four, he was touring as a solo act with the Bar o’ Ranch variety show. Rainy Day Relaxation Road Trip. Talk to Me Jack Grassel.

Retrieved from ” https: This page was last edited on 25 Novemberat The oldest of four boys, Grassel was born September 3, in Milwauke. Kevin Lynch Local Music. The outstanding jazz guitarist Jack Grassel and his wife, the accomplished vocalist Jill Jensen, have released Snow People, a collection of 13 songs that evoke winter and the holidays musically as well as lyrically.

David Luhrssen Off the Cuff. Guitarist Jack Grassel has long been one of Milwaukee’s most proficient and prolific jazz musicians, and singer Jill Jensen has been his partner in marriage and music since before the present century began. His teaching accelerated in when he secured a job designing the jazz guitar degree program at the Wisconsin Conservatory of Music.

He formed Frozen Sky Records. The result is a clear, resonant sound which enhances the guitarist’s superior technical skills and, most importantly, allows him to express his obvious delight with the music he’s playing.

His grandfather played mandolin, his great-uncle the accordion.

When he returned to playing music, he bought a guitar, practiced gfassel hours a day for six months, and fell asleep at night with the guitar in his hands. The blog has compiled a fantastic downloadabl.