December 17: THE YARDARM, Racine, WI, 6:30-9:30pm.  Jack's been playing at this bar / restaurant for over 30 years, the last 15 years with vocalist Jill Jensen.  This is a special place for them because this is where they met. They will play 14 of Jack's unique Christmas music arrangements along with their standard repertoire. Excellent unique bar food, fine beer selection and giant ice cream pie desserts.  Free parking on street and in two adjoining lots. 930 Erie Street, 53144

December 19: LAKE OAKS CONDOS, Racine, WI. 5:30-7pm.  Christmas concert for residents by Jack and Jill.

December 20: THE PIGGLY WIGGLY COFFEE SHOP AND GROCERY (main stage) Racine, WI. noon - 3pm.  This is the best food store in Racine.  Now you can have fun, eat lunch at the salad bar, drink quality coffee, shop and listen to Jack and Jill play seasonal favorites all at the same time.  Enjoy food samples around the store as you shop. Fresh orange and grapefruit juices squeezed daily. There are unique locally produced food items and comprehensive cold beer selections in this family owned super store.  Easy parking near the door. There are tables and chairs for eating and listening by the stage next to the deli section.  5201 Washington Avenue, 52406

December 25: (Christmas) THE PACKING HOUSE, Milwaukee, WI. 1-5pm: Jack and vocalist Jill Jensen play in the city's premier food and music club with excellent ambiance. They will include 14 of Jack's unique Christmas music arrangements along with their standard repertoire.  Free parking in adjoining lot. Located next to the airport at 900 East Layton Ave. 53207. For reservations call 414 483 5054

December 27:  THE PIGGLY WIGGLY COFFEE SHOP AND GROCERY (main stage) Racine, WI. noon - 3pm.  This is the best food store in Racine.  Now you can have fun, eat lunch at the salad bar, drink quality coffee, shop and listen to Jack and Jill all at the same time.  Enjoy food samples around the store as you shop. Fresh orange and grapefruit juices squeezed daily. There are unique locally produced food items and comprehensive cold beer selections in this family owned super store.  Easy parking near the door. There are tables and chairs for eating and listening by the stage next to the deli section. 

5201 Washington Avenue, 52406

January 1: private party

January 2: private party

January 3:  THE PIGGLY WIGGLY COFFEE SHOP AND GROCERY (main stage) Racine, WI. noon - 3pm.  This is the best food store in Racine.  Now you can have fun, eat lunch at the salad bar, drink quality coffee, shop and listen to Jack and Jill all at the same time.  Enjoy food samples around the store as you shop. Fresh orange and grapefruit juices squeezed daily. There are unique locally produced food items and comprehensive cold beer selections in this family owned super store.  Easy parking near the door. There are tables and chairs for eating and listening by the stage next to the deli section. 

5201 Washington Avenue, 52406

     THE 17th ANNUAL MEXICO TOUR:  Jack will be playing his 8 string. To schedule a lesson with Jack and/or Jill while they are in Mexico, email them at:  jackgrassel@jackgrassel.com  or  jilljensen@jilljensen.com  or contact them in person after one of their concerts.  Look for them also playing at MUELLE-7 and SARDINIAN SMILE.  Additional gigs will be listed here as they become scheduled.

January 7: THE EL PATIO LIVE MUSIC LOUNGE, Isla Mujeres, Mexico, 5-7pm  Mid-downtown on the east side of Hidalgo Street. Excellent food and atmosphere. (There are no addresses on this island)

January 8: EL PATIO, Isla Mujeres, Mexico, 8-10pm Mid-downtown on the east side of Hidalgo Street. Excellent food and atmosphere. 

January 10: EL PATIO, Isla Mujeres, Mexico, 6-8pm Mid-downtown on the east side of Hidalgo Street. Excellent food and atmoshpere.

January 14: EL PATIO, Isla Mujeres, Mexico, 5-7pm  Mid-downtown on the east side of Hidalgo Street. Excellent food and atmosphere. 

January 15: EL PATIO, Isla Mujeres, Mexico, 8-10pm Mid-downtown on the east side of Hidalgo Street. Excellent food and atmosphere. 

January 17: EL PATIO, Isla Mujeres, Mexico, 6-8pm Mid-downtown on the east side of Hidalgo Street. Excellent food and atmoshpere.

January 21: EL PATIO, Isla Mujeres, Mexico, 5-7pm  Mid-downtown on the east side of Hidalgo Street. Excellent food and atmosphere. 

January 22: EL PATIO, Isla Mujeres, Mexico, 8-10pm Mid-downtown on the east side of Hidalgo Street. Excellent food and atmosphere. 

January 24: EL PATIO, Isla Mujeres, Mexico, 6-8pm Mid-downtown on the east side of Hidalgo Street. Excellent food and atmoshpere.

January 28: EL PATIO, Isla Mujeres, Mexico, 5-7pm  Mid-downtown on the east side of Hidalgo Street. Excellent food and atmosphere. 

January 29: EL PATIO, Isla Mujeres, Mexico, 8-10pm Mid-downtown on the east side of Hidalgo Street. Excellent food and atmosphere. 

January 31: EL PATIO, Isla Mujeres, Mexico, 6-8pm Mid-downtown on the east side of Hidalgo Street. Excellent food and atmoshpere.

February 4: EL PATIO, Isla Mujeres, Mexico, 5-7pm  Mid-downtown on the east side of Hidalgo Street. Excellent food and atmosphere. 

February 5: EL PATIO, Isla Mujeres, Mexico, 8-10pm Mid-downtown on the east side of Hidalgo Street. Excellent food and atmosphere. 

February 7: EL PATIO, Isla Mujeres, Mexico, 6-8pm Mid-downtown on the east side of Hidalgo Street. Excellent food and atmoshpere.

February 11: EL PATIO, Isla Mujeres, Mexico, 5-7pm  Mid-downtown on the east side of Hidalgo Street. Excellent food and atmosphere. 

February 12: EL PATIO, Isla Mujeres, Mexico, 8-10pm Mid-downtown on the east side of Hidalgo Street. Excellent food and atmosphere. 

February 17, 24, March 3, 10, 17, 24: UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN-PARKSIDE, Kenosha, WI. 6:45-8:45pm 

Jack teaches a fun enrichment course "THE MUSIC OF THE EARTH" surveying a wide scope of music, it's composers and performers from past to present: Jazz, Blues, C & W, Rock, Classical and many ethnic musics including East Indian, Native American and African. This is a non-credit "enrichment course" which is open to everyone.  The student gains insightful understanding through directed experience of audio recording, concert video and discussion.  No tests, no homework, easy parking, no stairs, comfortable chairs. 

March 11: THE YARDARM, Racine, WI. 6:30-10:30pm.  Jack with his triple neck and vocalist Jill Jensen play in this wonderful restaurant / bar / live music venue. Jack's been playing here for 31 years -16 of those years with Jill. Excellent food, beer and drink selection. Giant unique ice cream desserts. Located downtown on the river next to a boat yard. Meet the cute blond second generation family owners: Lori and Lisa.   Free parking on the street and in two adjoining parking lots. No stairs. 930 Erie Street. 53144 

August 15: GREENFIELD HIGH SCHOOL 1975 REUNION, Milwaukee, WI. Jack and Jill play for the reception preceeding a DJ.

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EL GUITARISTAS QUATRO - (The Four Guitarists) Jack, Guillermo Espinasse, Fabio Armarolli, and Gustavo Miranda relax backstage after a concert at POC-NA in Isla Mujeres, Mexico, January 12, 2012. They're smiling because they just finished covering the island and each other with thousands of notes.

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November 1:  THE PIGGLY WIGGLY COFFEE SHOP AND GROCERY (main stage) Racine, WI. noon - 3pm.  This is the best food store in Racine.  Now you can have fun, eat lunch at the salad bar, drink quality coffee, shop and listen to Jack and Jill all at the same time.  Enjoy food samples around the store as you shop. Fresh orange and grapefruit juices squeezed daily. There are unique locally produced food items and comprehensive cold beer selections in this family owned super store.  Easy parking near the door. There are tables and chairs for eating and listening by the stage next to the deli section. 

5201 Washington Avenue, 52406

December 12: THE SUMMIT RESTAURANT AND LOUNGE, Mount Pleasant, WI. 6-10pm Jack plays his triple neck and pianica with vocalist Jill Jensen.  6825 Washington Avenue which is really Highway 20.  Take the Highway 20 exit on I-94 and go east about 4 miles. Free parking in giant parking lot - no stairs.  Call 262 886 9866 for dinner reservations.

December 13: THE TWISTED CORK, Muskego, WI 7:30-10:30pm.  Jack and Jill in a small romantic classy listening and wine drinking and sampling lounge. Free parking in lot and on road. The north-east corner of Parkland Drive and Janesville Road.  262 895 9164.

 

October 25:  THE PIGGLY WIGGLY COFFEE SHOP AND GROCERY. Racine, WI. noon - 3pm.  This is the best grocery super store in Racine.  Now you can have fun, eat lunch at the salad bar, drink quality coffee, shop and listen to Jack and Jill all at the same time.  Enjoy food samples around the store as you shop. Fresh orange and grapefruit juices squeezed daily. There are unique locally produced food items in this family owned super store.  Easy parking near the door. There are tables and chairs for eating and listening in front of the stage which is near the deli section.  5201 Washington Avenue, 52406

October 19: private party

September 28: HISTORIC DOWNTOWN RACINE MARKET CONCERT, Racine, WI. 8:30-11:30am: Jack and Jill entertain on the main stage at this wonderful Saturday morning market which features fresh produce, bakery, plants, flowers, arts and crafts. Free parking in the adjoining lot between The Yardarm and the market in historic downtown next to the river. Bring a chair and stay awhile. 920 Erie Street, Racine Wisconsin 53402.

September 8, 9, 10, 11, 12: WGTD RADIO, Mid-Day News, Noon - 12:30pm: DJ Dave McGrath will feature a track from one of the four CDs Jack did with vocalist Jill Jensen after the news at 12:20. Listen online at www.wgtd.org Listen on your radio in the Kenosha Wisconsin area at 91.1 FM

July 25: MUSIC AND MORE CONCERT SERIES, First Presbyterian Church, Racine, WI. Noon-1pm. 7th and College Avenue. Opening the concert will be Jillian Bruss Florentine Opera Ensemble at noon. Jack with Jill Jensen follow at 12:30pm. Free concert and free parking. CDs will be on sale at both entrances. Half of the proceeds from CD sales will be donated to the church.

July 21: THE ITALIAN COMMUNITY CENTER, Milwaukee, WI. 6:30-9pm : Jack with vocalist Jill Jensen and a special guest artist to be announced. Free parking in huge lot. No stairs. We play inside in the ballroom if it rains, outside in the courtyard if the weather is nice. The location is near the Summerfest ground. The address is 631 East Chicago Street, 53202. Call 414 223 2800 for reservations. As you would expect, the Italian food and service is wonderful here.

THE CITY.NET CAFE, Milwaukee, WI. 3-7pm: Grand opening of drummer Sam Belton's jazz restaurant. Fine coffee drinks, smoothies, and sandwiches. Jack and vocalist Jill Jensen open the show 5-6pm followed by an evening of other fine jazz acts to celebrate Mr. Belton's latest adventure. As always, Sam's collection of fine jazz recordings will nurture your brain between live music acts. 306 North Wisconsin Avenue - a few blocks west of the Pfister Hotel. Free parking on the street or pay for parking in structures at The Pfister or on Water Street. Call 414 336 1723 for information.

September 6: CAROLINE'S JAZZ CLUB, Milwaukee, WI. 9:30pm-1am, phone: 414 221 9444. Jack playing his triple neck w/ vocalist Jill Jensen. He has been entertaining at Caroline's with various musicians for 13 years. No stairs. Free on street parking surrounding the club. Beautiful classy real jazz venue with a stage, excellent acoustics, and nice folks who are music lovers. You will be greeted at the door my writer / author Jeff Winke, served at the bar by Michael, a world class mixologist, and seated at a table by a beautiful female server. 401 South 2nd Street, 53204

September 20: THE UPTOWNER, Milwaukee, WI. The 130th Anniversary Party of this wonderful old bar. It is the longest continually running bar in the city. There will be over 10 bands providing live music all day.  Jack and Jill will play sometime in the afternoon around 3pm.  On the corner of Humboldt and North avenues.  The party is in the street which will be closed off.