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This article has multiple issues. They performed in clubs during the week. His teaching accelerated in when he secured a job designing the jazz guitar yuitar program at the Wisconsin Conservatory of Music.

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Retrieved 17 October Please help improve it or discuss these issues on the talk page. He appeared on television talent shows.

He purchased a bass guitar to play professionally two nights per week in the rock band The Triumphs. Modern Music Center hired him at the age of thirteen serds teach piano, bass, aeeds accordion. When he was twenty-one he formed the jazz rock band Matrix, which worked until Retrieved 1 August Grassel’s first employment as a guitarist came inplaying the teen bar circuit with the rhythm and blues band The Chevrons.

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It’s About the Music”. The oldest of four boys, Grassel was born September 3, in Milwauke. Grassel comes from a family of musicians. This article is an orphanas no other articles link to it. To avoid sounding like other guitarists, he refrained from listening to any music produced with a guitar for ten years from — From — he studied with Graswel Van Epsworking on solo guitar technique, and recorded his first album, Solo Burner.


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. Retrieved 25 November The Hofner guitar company hired Grassel to record a promotional album, Guitar Smoke[3] with the Hofner Jazzica guitar.

Starting injqck won the Wisconsin State Music Festival three times.

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. A turning point came in when he attended his first jazz concert: This biography of a living person needs additional citations for verification.

The album was included with the purchase of a Jazzica guitar.

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. The Great Jazz Guitarists. He played duets on classical guitar in concert with Guitxr Pavarotti. Hearing of his music skills, musicians touring the area asked to hire him.

After regaining his skill, he was too weak to continue teaching at Milwaukee Area Technical College, so he quit. As a studio musician he performed jingles on radio and television. 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. With a family to support, Grassel turned to teaching music and playing jazz locally.

Jack Grassel born September 3, is an American jazz guitarist, teacher, and author from Milwaukee, Wisconsin. In at seventeen, exhausted from performing, he quit playing and enrolled in Pharmacy School at the University of Wisconsin.


By age four, he was touring as a solo act with the Bar o’ Ranch variety show. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. Seeing him struggle as a child to stretch his fingers on the piano keys, his father gave him an accordion and lessons. They released the album Live at the Carlton Grangecommemorating three and a half years of employment. When the first-call guitarists were unable to play the challenging music, Grassel succeeded.

At the end of the decade, he invented an instrument he named the “SuperAx” which contained both guitar and bass guitar strings. 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 from ” https: Please introduce links to this page from related articles ; try the Find link tool for suggestions. At age ten, he added a drummer and began playing weddings and dances with his duo. He began to visit a record shop to learn jazz history from the clerk, Mitch Covic.