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To avoid sounding like other guitarists, he refrained from listening to any music produced with a guitar for ten years from — This article has multiple issues.

At the end of the decade, he invented an instrument he named the “SuperAx” which contained both guitar and bass grasel strings. This page was last edited on 25 Novemberat It’s About the Music”.

Hearing of his music skills, musicians touring the area asked to hire him. As a studio musician he performed jingles on radio and television.

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This biography of a living person needs additional citations for verification. When the first-call guitarists were unable to play the challenging music, Grassel succeeded. With a family to support, Grassel turned to teaching grassfl and playing jazz locally. Jack Guitat born September 3, is an American jazz guitarist, teacher, and author from Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Retrieved 25 November Learn how and when to remove these template messages. By age four, he was touring as a solo act with the Bar o’ Ranch variety show.


When he was jacck he formed the jazz rock band Matrix, which worked until Inreaders xeeds Guitar One magazine voted Grassel “one of the seedss best guitarists in America.

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Grassel comes from a family of musicians. 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.

But his mind returned to music. He began to visit a record shop to learn jazz history from the clerk, Mitch Covic. Retrieved from ” https: In Septemberthe Wisconsin Conservatory of Music presented a concert of Grassel’s compositions, commemorating the fortieth anniversary of his first composition performed there.

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Please help by adding reliable sources. With Matrix he recorded the first album of his compositions. In at seventeen, exhausted from performing, he quit playing and enrolled in Pharmacy School frassel the University of Wisconsin. Please help improve it or discuss these issues on the talk page.

Modern Music Center hired him at the age of thirteen to teach piano, bass, and accordion. He purchased a bass guitar to play professionally two nights per week in xeeds rock band The Triumphs.

Grassel’s first employment as a guitarist came inplaying the teen bar circuit with the rhythm and blues band The Chevrons. 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.

He played duets on classical guitar in concert with Luciano Pavarotti. Seeeds Great Jazz Guitarists.


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The Hofner guitar company hired Grassel to record a promotional album, Guitar Smoke[3] with the Hofner Jazzica guitar. He combines standard picking technique with sseds finger techniques.

Starting inhe won the Wisconsin State Music Festival three times. He formed Frozen Sky Records. Vuitar the s Grassel played jazz seven nights per week in duos, trios, quartets, and with the twelve-piece Chuck Howard Superband. 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.

He developed his own techniques of playing melody, chords, bass, and percussion to sound like three guitarists simultaneously. December Learn how and when to remove this template message. At age ten, he added a drummer and began playing weddings and dances with his duo. 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.

InGrassel became guktar from a near-fatal staph infection.

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

He appeared on television talent shows.