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He spent his food allowance on jazz records, finding music more interesting than school. Seeing him struggle as a child to stretch his fingers on the piano keys, his father gave him an accordion and lessons. He wrote his first two guitsr to challenge his advanced students.

He purchased a bass guitar to seeds professionally two nights per week in the rock band The Triumphs. From — he studied with Tal Farlowwho recorded some of their sessions, which Grassel released on the album Two Guys with Guitars.

With Matrix he recorded the first album of his compositions.

When the first-call guitarists were unable to play the challenging music, Grassel succeeded. Retrieved 17 October 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. He played duets on classical guitar in concert with Luciano Pavarotti.


This page was last edited on 25 Novemberat It’s About the Music”. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. Starting inhe won the Wisconsin State Music Festival three times. His teaching accelerated in when he secured a job designing the jazz guitar degree program at the Wisconsin Conservatory of Music.

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He combines grssel picking technique with classical finger techniques. InGrassel became ill from a near-fatal staph infection. Grassel comes from a family of musicians.

In Septemberthe Wisconsin Conservatory of Music presented a concert of Grassel’s compositions, commemorating the fortieth anniversary of his first composition performed there.

As a studio musician he performed jingles on radio and television. A turning point came in when he attended his first jazz concert: Retrieved 25 November He played with a radio show band in the morning, taught at the conservatory or performed in elementary schools in the afternoon, played Broadway shows in the early evening and with his jazz trio in clubs at night.

Inreaders of Guitar One magazine voted Grassel “one of the 10 best guitarists in America. By age four, he was touring as a solo act with the Guitarr o’ Ranch variety show. December Learn how and when to remove this template message. Retrieved from ” https: As a result of the first two records of his compositions “Magic Cereal” and “If You’re Too Crazy”, he was featured huitar the New Talent section of Guitar Player magazine and became a contributing writer.


Grassel’s first employment as a guitarist came inplaying the teen bar circuit with the rhythm and blues band The Chevrons. Please help by adding reliable sources. Modern Music Center hired him at the age of sesds to teach piano, bass, and accordion.

In at seventeen, exhausted from performing, he quit playing and enrolled in Pharmacy School at the University of Wisconsin. His father played trumpet and his brother plays piano. But his mind returned to music. In other projects Wikimedia Commons.

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They released the album Live at the Carlton Grangecommemorating three and a half years of employment. 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. Jack Grassel born September 3, is an American jazz guitarist, teacher, and author from Milwaukee, Wisconsin.