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His teaching accelerated in when he secured a job designing the jazz guitar degree program at the Seeda Conservatory of Music. After regaining his fuitar, he was too weak to continue teaching at Milwaukee Area Technical Guitra, so he quit. His father played trumpet and his brother plays piano. Retrieved 25 November He played duets on classical guitar in concert with Luciano Pavarotti. Retrieved from ” https: Grassel’s first seedx as a guitarist came inplaying the teen bar circuit with the rhythm and blues band The Chevrons.

As a studio musician he performed jingles on radio and television. When he was twenty-one he formed the jazz rock band Matrix, which worked until Retrieved 17 October From Wikipedia, the free mack. This page was last edited on 25 Novemberat 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.


At the beginning ofseldom leaving home, he began giving lessons with Skype to guitarists around the world. December Learn how and when to remove this template message. He spent his food allowance on jazz records, finding music more interesting than school. He purchased a bass guitar to play professionally two nights per week in the rock band The Triumphs.

With Matrix he recorded the first album of his compositions. Jack Grassel born September 3, is an American jazz guitarist, teacher, and author from Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Learn how and when to remove these template messages. During the s Grassel played jazz seven nights per week in duos, trios, quartets, and with the twelve-piece Chuck Howard Superband.

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

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In other projects Wikimedia Commons. To avoid sounding like other guitarists, grasssel refrained from listening to any music produced with a guitar for ten years from — Please introduce links to this page from related articles ; try the Find link tool for suggestions. From — he studied with Tal Farlowwho recorded some of their sessions, which Grassel released on the album Two Guys with Guitars.

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Modern Music Center hired him at the age of thirteen to teach piano, bass, and accordion. He combines standard picking technique with classical finger techniques. The album was included with the purchase of a Jazzica guitar. His grandfather played mandolin, his great-uncle the accordion.


Starting inhe won the Wisconsin State Music Festival three times.

By age four, he was touring as a solo act with the Bar o’ Ranch variety show. The Hofner guitar company hired Grassel to record a promotional album, Guitar Smoke[3] with the Hofner Jazzica guitar. A turning point came in when he attended his aeeds jazz concert: Grassel comes from a family of musicians.

Seeing him struggle as a child to stretch his fingers on the piano keys, his father gave him an accordion and lessons. Retrieved 1 August He developed his own techniques of playing melody, chords, bass, and percussion to sound like three guitarists simultaneously. At the jacm 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.

When the first-call guitarists were unable to play the challenging music, Grassel succeeded. 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.