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At age ten, he added a drummer and began playing weddings and dances with his duo. He combines standard picking technique with classical finger techniques. He developed his own techniques of playing melody, chords, bass, and percussion to sound like three guitarists simultaneously.

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His friend, guitarist Kirk Tatnall, built one, too, and they recorded the album Live at the Uptowner with their hybrid instruments. They released the album Live at the Carlton Grangecommemorating three and a half years of employment. Modern Music Center hired him at the age of thirteen to teach piano, bass, and accordion.

He played duets on classical guitar in concert with Luciano Pavarotti. To avoid sounding like other guitarists, he refrained from listening to any music geassel with a guitar for ten years from — He formed Frozen Sky Records.


His teaching accelerated in when he secured a job designing the jazz guitar degree program at the Wisconsin Conservatory of Music.

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. His father played trumpet and his brother plays piano.

During the s Grassel played jazz seven nights per week in duos, trios, quartets, and with the twelve-piece Chuck Howard Superband. His grandfather played mandolin, his great-uncle the accordion.

Views Read Edit View history. He began to visit a record shop to jacck jazz history from the clerk, Mitch Covic. With a family to support, Grassel turned to teaching music and playing jazz locally.

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As a studio musician he performed jingles on radio and television. Grassel comes from a family of musicians. Jack Grassel born September 3, is an American jazz guitarist, teacher, and author from Milwaukee, Wisconsin. InGrassel became ill from a near-fatal staph infection.

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Contentious material about living persons that is unsourced or poorly sourced must be removed immediatelyespecially if potentially libelous or harmful. At the end of the jacl, he invented an instrument he named the “SuperAx” which contained both guitar and bass guitar strings.

At the beginning ofseldom leaving home, he zeeds giving lessons with Gdassel to guitarists around the world. When he was twenty-one he formed the jazz rock band Matrix, which worked until When he returned to playing music, he bought a guitar, practiced fifteen hours a day for six months, grasael fell asleep at night with the guitar in his hands.


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. Learn how and when to remove these template messages. But his mind returned to music. His body, heart, brain, and nervous system were damaged, and he stopped playing music for many years.

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Retrieved from ” https: He purchased a bass guitar to play gassel two nights per week in the rock band The Triumphs. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. In at seventeen, exhausted from performing, he quit playing and enrolled in Pharmacy School at the University of Wisconsin.