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At the end of the decade, he invented an instrument grassell named the “SuperAx” which contained both guitar and bass guitar strings. Contentious material about living persons that is unsourced or poorly sourced must be removed immediatelyespecially if potentially libelous or harmful. Retrieved 1 August In other projects Wikimedia Commons.

When he was twenty-one he formed the jazz rock band Matrix, which worked until The Hofner guitar company hired Grassel to record a promotional album, Guitar Smoke[3] with the Hofner Jazzica guitar. His teaching accelerated in when he secured a job designing the jazz guitar degree program at the Wisconsin Conservatory of Music.

With Matrix he recorded the first album of his compositions. Inreaders of Guitar One magazine voted Grassel “one of the 10 best guitarists in America. 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.


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

Seeda him struggle as a child to stretch his fingers on the piano keys, his father gave him an accordion and lessons. InGrassel became ill from a near-fatal staph infection. He began to visit a record shop to learn jazz history from the clerk, Mitch Covic.

He wrote his first two books to challenge his advanced students. In at seventeen, exhausted from performing, he quit playing and enrolled in Pharmacy School at the University of Wisconsin. This article has multiple issues. From — he studied with Tal Farlowwho recorded some of their sessions, which Grassel released on the album Two Gyitar with Guitars. He appeared on television talent shows.

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The Great Jazz Guitarists. This page was last edited on 25 Novemberat Views Read Edit View history. He purchased a bass guitar to play professionally two nights per week in the rock band The Triumphs. 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.

This biography of a living person needs additional citations for verification. His friend, guitarist Kirk Tatnall, built one, too, and they recorded the album Live at the Uptowner with their hybrid instruments.


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 formed Frozen Sky Records. It’s About the Music”. Retrieved from ” https: They released the album Live at the Carlton Grangecommemorating three and a half years of employment.

He developed his own techniques of playing melody, chords, bass, and percussion to sound like three guitarists simultaneously.

At age ten, he added a drummer and began playing weddings and dances with his mack. The oldest of four boys, Grassel was born September 3, in Milwauke. They performed in clubs during the week. When he guihar 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.

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Modern Music Center hired him at the age of thirteen to teach piano, bass, and accordion. Starting inhe won the Wisconsin State Music Festival three times. But his mind returned to music. He played duets on classical guitar in concert with Luciano Pavarotti.