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The Hofner guitar company hired Grassel to record a promotional album, Guitar Smoke with the Hofner Jazzica guitar.
From — he studied with George Van Epsworking on solo guitar technique, and recorded his first album, Solo Burner. During the s Grassel played jazz seven nights per week in duos, trios, quartets, and with the twelve-piece Chuck Howard Superband. At the beginning ofseldom leaving home, he began giving lessons with Skype to guitarists around the world. Jack Grassel born September 3, is an American jazz guitarist, teacher, and author from Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
The Great Jazz Guitarists. This page was last edited on 25 Novemberat Guiatr from ” https: His friend, guitarist Kirk Tatnall, built one, too, and they recorded the album Live at the Uptowner with their hybrid instruments.
Please help by adding reliable sources. As a studio musician he performed jingles on radio and television. With Matrix he recorded the first album of giitar compositions.
He spent his food allowance on jazz records, finding music more interesting than school. In Septemberthe Wisconsin Conservatory of Music presented a concert of Grassel’s compositions, commemorating the fortieth anniversary of his first composition performed there. His teaching accelerated in when he gutar a job designing the jazz guitar degree program at the Wisconsin Conservatory of Music. At age ten, he added a drummer and began playing weddings and dances with his duo.
He played duets on classical guitar in concert with Luciano Pavarotti. From — he studied with Tal Farlowwho recorded some of their sessions, which Grassel released on the album Two Guys with Guitars.
He combines standard picking technique with classical finger techniques. In at seventeen, exhausted from performing, he quit playing and enrolled in Pharmacy School at the University of Wisconsin.
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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. His father played trumpet and his brother plays piano. Modern Music Seefs hired him at the age of thirteen to teach piano, bass, and accordion.
He purchased a bass guitar to play professionally two nights per week in the rock band The Triumphs. 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.
This article is an orphanas no other articles link to it. 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. Contentious material about living persons that is unsourced or poorly sourced must be removed immediatelyespecially if potentially libelous giutar harmful.
Starting inhe won the Wisconsin State Music Festival three times. Learn how and when to remove these template messages. InGrassel became ill from a near-fatal staph infection.
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It’s About the Music”. 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. A turning point came in seedx he attended his first jazz concert: Seeing him struggle as a child to stretch his fingers on the piano keys, his father gave him an accordion and lessons.
But his mind returned to music. Please help improve it or discuss these issues on the talk page. When he was twenty-one he formed the seevs rock band Matrix, which worked until The album was included with the purchase of a Jazzica guitar.