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When he was twenty-one he formed gassel jazz rock band Matrix, which worked until This biography of a living person needs additional citations for verification. Jack Grassel born September hrassel, is an American jazz guitarist, teacher, and author from Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Inreaders of Guitar One magazine voted Grassel “one of the 10 best guitarists in America. They released the album Live at the Carlton Grangecommemorating three and a half years of employment.

He played duets on classical guitar in concert with Luciano Pavarotti.

To avoid sounding like other guitarists, he refrained from listening to any music produced with a guitar for ten years from — By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. He began to visit a record shop to learn jazz history from the clerk, Mitch Covic. Retrieved from ” https: As a result of sedes 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.

From — he studied with Tal Farlowwho recorded some of their buitar, which Grassel released on the album Two Guys with Guitars.


But his mind returned to music. Grassel’s first employment as a guitarist came inplaying the teen bar circuit with the rhythm and blues band The Chevrons. After regaining his skill, he was too weak to continue teaching at Milwaukee Area Technical College, so he quit. In at grasseo, exhausted from performing, he quit playing and enrolled in Pharmacy School at the University of Wisconsin. This article is an orphanas no other articles link to it.

Hearing of his music skills, musicians touring the area asked to hire him.

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He appeared on television talent shows. InGrassel became ill from a near-fatal staph infection. December Learn how and when to remove this template message. This page was last edited on 25 Novemberat When the first-call guitarists were unable grasse, play the challenging music, Grassel succeeded. Grassel comes from a family of musicians. The Hofner guitar company hired Grassel to record a promotional album, Guitar Smoke[3] with the Hofner Jazzica guitar. Seeing him struggle as a child to stretch his fingers on the piano keys, his father gave him an accordion and lessons.

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From — he studied with George Van Epsworking on solo guitar technique, and recorded his first album, Solo Burner. He developed his own techniques of playing melody, chords, bass, and percussion to sound like three guitarists simultaneously. Retrieved 1 August His grandfather played mandolin, his grasswl the accordion. His friend, grasssl Kirk Tatnall, built one, too, and they recorded the album Live at the Uptowner with their hybrid instruments. His father played trumpet and his brother plays piano.


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 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.

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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. With a family to support, Grassel turned to teaching music and playing jazz locally.

Grxssel Matrix he recorded the first album of his compositions. The oldest of four boys, Grassel was born September 3, in Milwauke. The album was included with the purchase of a Jazzica guitar. 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.

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