- The News
Live Skype Lessons make it possible for you to study with me anywhere in the world.
www.jackandjilljazz.com is the website devoted to my work with Jill Jensen.
G.I.G. - The Grassel Institute of Guitar in Wisconsin offers "five day study intensives".
Thanks to Scott Yanow for including me in his new book, The Great Jazz Guitarists
http://www.guitarinstructor.com/blog/2013/01/30/jack-grassel-discusses-his-new-trident-triple-neck-axe with Mike Mueller from Guitar One Magazine.
- The Gigs
THE TWISTED WILLOW RESTAURANT, Friday May 24 8:30-11:30pm, 308 N. Franklin St., Port Washington, WI. 53204. "Heirloom recipes and handcrafted cocktails with a modern american twist". Phone 262 268 7600 www.twistedwillowrestaurant.com
ALLY'S BISTRO, Friday June 7: 6:30-9:30pm at the north west corner of Silver Spring and Appleton Avenue in Menomonee Falls, Wisconsin. Call 262 251 9727 for reservations. For details on all future performances, click Schedule in the tool bar above.
- The Music
JACK AND JILL JAZZ is the "enhanced" CD (with video) available at Schmitt Music in Racine, here on our shopping cart or download audio tracks at CD BABY. Recorded in concert at Coyote Pass in Los Angeles, CA.
See the California concert video I did with Jill Jensen: www.youtube.com/watch?v=Za6HuaJtrAQ
Buy my custom JG-10 speaker cabinet from:: www.jhalemusic.com/pages/raezersEdge.html
Tal Farlow set up his recording equipment in 1994 when I visited for my lesson in Sea Bright, New Jersey. TWO GUYS WITH GUITARS is the resulting CD which lets you hear the music we played that day: JazzTimes - review
Visit our CD store to buy Jack's 18 CDs, click here now.
Download MP3s of some of our CDs at CD Baby
Get two CDs Kirk Tatnall and I recorded with our superguitars (bass and guitar combination):
LIVE @ THE UPTOWNER with drummer Ernie Adams.
GHOST RIDGE with drummer Dane Richeson.
- The Company
Frozen Sky Records, owned by jazz singer Jill Jensen, presents a selection of fine guitar books and recordings available with same day service.
......Use to buy 4 easy ways:
- Order on cart: Your card data goes directly to our bank from our secure shopping cart.
- Order by phone: Call Jill in the office at (+1) 262 552 4012 10am-7pm (Central Standard)
- Order by mail: Send order to Frozen Sky Records, PO 367, Sturtevant, WI 53177. Enclose a money order, no checks.
- Buy at gigs: We accept cash or credit cards and have most of our CDs for sale at gigs.
- Site maintained by www.watlingdesign.com
- The Books
GUITAR SEEDS Practice the famous book which illuminates my 20 position scale system. Liberate your mind into thinking of the fingerboard as one big position. Includes melody, rhythm and bass line chord systems, Improvisation ideas.
JAZZ RHYTHM GUITAR Ease your hands into chords pulsing in the rhythms of jazz with this fun book. Enjoy chording with bassist Tom McGirr, drummer Mike Lorenz and me. Book with CD.
MONSTER CHOPS Explore new finger destinations in this ultimate technique book. Get extraordinary single note technique and reading skills in all 12 positions.
TOP 20 JAZZ GUITAR LESSONS DVD An excellent supplement to my books. The magic of these 74 minutes is that information from my lessons were added to 3 mini-concerts with: vocalist Jill Jensen, guitarist Bob Monagle and bassist John Price.
BIG AX Start walking with the original book that has been showing the world's jazz guitarists how to play bass lines and chords simultaneously for the last 30 years.
SUPER AX Power up your solo guitar with this introduction to improvising melody, bass, and chords simultaneously on a six string.
131 AXERCISES FOR THE SOLO JAZZ GUITARIST Play single note solos and walking bass simultaneously! Expands ideas in the BIG AX and SUPER AX books.
BRAIN TRAINING Improve your perfomances by reducing your fear of failure. Listen to this CD and become more comfortable and confident. For both male and female musicians. Voices by John Schneider and Jill Jensen.
POWER PRACTICING Maximize your motivation and efficiency . Make learning fun and productive. Add this inpirational book to your collection
When creating the jazz guitar trilogy, I transcribed the best solo by 18 guitarists and recorded them at original and half speeds on CDs with historically correct guitars. Play with me, pianist Jim Sodke, bassist Tom McGirr, & drummer Del Bennet. Absorb what these great guitarists who defined jazz guitar history created in these three books with notation, tab, and CDs.
JAZZ GUITAR STANDARDS Charlie Christian, Billy Bauer, Jim Hall, Joe Pass, Grant Green, Chuck Wayne.
JAZZ GUITAR FAVORITES Wes Montgomery, George Barnes, Pat Martino, Hank Garland, .Barney Kessel, Howard Roberts.
JAZZ GUITAR CLASSICS Django Reinhardt, ..... George Benson, Kenny Burrell, Johnny Smith, Jimmy Raney, Tal Farlow.
- About Jack
Mike Mueller, Guitar One Magazine "readers voted Mr. Grassel 'One of the ten best guitarists (you probably don't know) in America...' Years of study with George Van Eps and Tal Farlow helped him create his own unique style."
The Jack Grassel System:
Eleven guitar books, an instructional DVD, a confidence building hypnosis CD and live skype lessons give you the tools you need to resolve your problems, adapt effectively to change, think in new ways and gain the skills needed to be a professional guitarist.
"Don't do what you've always done and expect different results."
Bill Milkowski, JazzTimes Magazine: "Milwaukee guitarist Jack Grassel may be the best-kept secret in the jazz guitar community (although aspiring players may know him from an instructional column he contributed to Guitar Player Magazine for many years). An astounding technician with remarkable fluency and speed on single note lines and an incredibly advanced harmonic vocabulary that is on par with the likes of chordal geniuses Ted Green and Lenny Breau. Grassel has continued to fly under the radar while quietly putting out the occasional guitaristic gem from his home base in Brewtown".
Jack's career on Wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jack Grassel
More videos: www.youtube.com/resultsw?search_query=jack+grassel