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Guitar Seeds

This page was last edited on 25 Novemberat 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. Starting inhe won the Wisconsin State Music Festival three times.

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

At the end of the decade, grasse was performing seven nights a week in dance clubs with The Jak, a rhythm and blues band that performed songs by James Brown and Bobby Bland.

He spent his food allowance on jazz records, finding music more interesting than school. His grandfather played mandolin, his great-uncle the accordion. During the s Grassel played jazz seven nights per week in duos, trios, quartets, and with the twelve-piece Chuck Howard Superband. 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. Hearing of his music skills, seeds touring the area asked to hire him.

Guitar Seeds : Jack Grassel :

His body, heart, brain, and nervous system were damaged, and he stopped playing music for many years. After regaining his skill, he was too weak to continue teaching at Milwaukee Area Technical College, so he quit. December Learn how and when to remove this template message. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. As a studio musician he performed jingles on radio and television. His father played trumpet and his brother plays piano. The oldest of four boys, Grassel was born September 3, in Milwauke.

InGrassel became ill from a near-fatal staph infection. Retrieved 1 August From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. He appeared on television talent shows. Views Read Edit View history.

By age four, he was touring as a solo act with the Bar o’ Ranch variety show. The album was included with the purchase of a Jazzica guitar. From — he studied with Tal Farlowjac, recorded some of their sessions, which Grassel released on the album Two Guys with Guitars. He formed Frozen Sky Records. They performed in clubs during the week. Jack Grassel born September 3, is an American jazz guitarist, teacher, and author from Milwaukee, Wisconsin.


He developed his own techniques of playing melody, chords, bass, and percussion to sound like three guitarists simultaneously. His friend, guitarist Kirk Tatnall, built one, too, and they recorded the album Live at the Uptowner with their hybrid instruments. A turning point came in when he grssel his first jazz concert: In other ggrassel Wikimedia Commons.

He wrote his first two books to challenge his advanced students. The Great Jazz Guitarists. To guifar sounding like other guitarists, he refrained from listening to any music produced with a guitar for ten years from — At the end of the decade, he invented an instrument he named the “SuperAx” which contained both guitar and bass guitar strings.

He combines standard picking technique with classical finger techniques. 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. Grassel’s first employment as a guitarist came inplaying the teen bar circuit with the rhythm and blues band The Chevrons. Inreaders of Guitar One magazine voted Grassel “one of the 10 best guitarists in America.