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Wednesday, Jan. 30, 2013
 Jazz may not be the music that made Milwaukee famous, but the local scene has been looking vibrant lately. Credit that development to the young generations of musicians who have inherited the scene and made it their own. Enough of the city’s veteran players remain—some
Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Jack and Jill Jazz (Frozen Sky)

Guitarist Jack Grassel has long been one of Milwaukee's most proficient (and prolific) jazz musicians, and singer Jill Jensen has been his partner in marriage and music since before the present century began. On Jack and Jill Jazz, Grassel's 18th album...
Wednesday, Sept. 22, 2010

Milwaukee guitarist looks back on 40 years

Guitarist and prolific recording artist Jack Grassel had already been playing in bands for several years before 1970, when he was finally asked to write a song. At the time, he was involved in the Wisconsin Conservatory of Music’s recently inaugurated jazz program. “They decided to have a composers’ concert by faculty members,” he recalls...
Monday, Nov. 16, 2009

Jack Grassel

The prodigiously talented instrumentalist “plays the whole guitar,” he explained in a recent interview, “with bass and chords at the same time. This means we can play jazz without a
Thursday, Jan. 8, 2009

Tonight @ the Mitchell Park Domes - 8:30 p.m.

The Mitchell Park Domes kicks off its 2009 concert series tonight with an 8:30 p.m. performance from jazz guitarist Jack Grassel and singer Jill Jensen, free with admission to the Domes. A prolific recording artist, Grassel’s latest release was recorded with Argentinean guitarist Guillermo Espinasse. Grassel’s recent CD with Jensen, It’s About The Music, found the pair collaborating with an army of guest musicians, both from the world of jazz and from the...
Wednesday, Dec. 3, 2008

This Week in Milwaukee

Thursday, Dec. 4, Tay Butler @ Stonefly Brewery, 10 p.m. This summer the Royal Family camp announced itself as a promising force in the Milwaukee rap scene with the release of its first record, Prophetic’s Mo Profit, Mo Progress. Tonight another member of the collective, Tay Butler, celebrates the release of his own...