July 25 - August 10: THE GUATAMALA TOUR, Jack will play an eight string guitar because his triple neck doesn't fit in the overhead compartment of the tour plane. To make an appointment with Jack for a private lesson in Antigua contact him using email: jackgrassel@jackgrassel.com  (You may also email Jack in regards to any United States business.) 

August 13: THE KENOSHA PUBLIC LIBRARY SOUTH, Kenosha, WI. 7pm.  Jack will give a 90 minute talk (with recorded examples) on the 9 periods of jazz: Ragtime, Dixieland, Big Band, Bebop, Cool, Avant Garde, Bossa Nova, Fusion and Smooth as well as the role various instruments play in jazz.  Free and open to the public as part of the Kenosha Jazz and Blues Festival on August 16.   7979 38th St. 53141.

August 14: THE WILSON CENTER GUITAR COMPETITION AND FESTIVAL, Milwaukee, WI.  Jack will adjudicate parts of the competition 9am - 2:30pm and play a solo guitar mini-concert along with his master class 3-5pm. wcguitarcompetition@gmail.com

August 16: ARTHUR FOWLER CD RELEASE PARTY / CONCERT , LINNEMAN'S, Milwaukee WI. 7pm. Jack plays with guitarist / composer / vocalist Arthur Fowler and his band celebrating the release of Mr. Fowler's CD "What's Keeping Me Going".  Art is currently residing in Japan and will be in the United States promoting the CD.  The new recording is a collection of his recent compositions along with one tune by Jimi Hendrix and one by Neil Young. 1001 E. Locust St.

August 23: HISTORIC DOWNTOWN RACINE MARKET, Racine, WI. 8:30-11:30am: Jack and Jill entertain on the main stage at this wonderful Saturday morning outdoor 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.

August 23: THE PACKING HOUSE, Milwaukee, WI. 6:30-10:30pm: Jack and vocalist Jill Jensen play in the city's premier food and music club with excellent ambiance. Free parking in adjoining lot. Located next to the airport at 900 East Layton Ave. 53207. For reservations call 414 483 5054

August 24: MUSKEGO DAYS PARADE, Muskego, WI. 11am: Jack plays banjo with The Jim Madritch Dixieland Jazz Band on a float.

August 29: THE MILWAUKEE COUNTY ZOO, Milwaukee, WI. 9:15-11:15am: Jack plays bass with The Jim Madritch Jazz Quintet on The Terrace Stage with Jim Madritch - guitar, Kaye Berigan - trumpet, Kurt Hanarahan - saxophone and Jack Carr - drums.  Children 55 and older get in free.

August 30: THE FOX JAZZ FESTIVAL, Menasha, WI. 1-1:50pm. Jack and vocalist Jill Jensen play a set of highlights from their extensive jazz vocabulary on the main stage in Jefferson Park.   See complete list of performers and schedule www.foxjazzfest.com                                                                                             

September 4: THE MILWAUKEE ATHLETIC CLUB, Milwaukee, WI. 5:30-7:30pm. Jack and vocalist Jill Jensen play outside in the lounge on the roof.  (For members only).

September 10: 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. Excellent unique bar food, fine beer selection and giant ice cream pie desserts.  Free parking on street and in two adjoining lots.  Meet Lori and Lisa, the cute blond second generation family owners.

September 13: HISTORIC DOWNTOWN RACINE MARKET, Racine, WI. 8:30-11:30am: Jack and Jill entertain on the main stage at this wonderful Saturday morning outdoor 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 13: OLYMPIA BROWN UNIVERSALIST CHURCH concert series, Racine, WI.  7:30-9:30pm: Jack with his triple neck and vocalist Jill Jensen will present their favorite music on stage in this charming 100 year old church.  Witness Jack play solos on the vintage pipe organ when he sings "Jesus Left Chicago." (The rest of the music will be secular).  Jill will read two Jim Spencer poems set to music by Jack.  Easy to get to from I-94.  Exit I-94 at Hwy 20. Drive East on the winding road about 9 miles. You'll see the church on your left. If you drive into Lake Michigan, you went 3 blocks too far. There are good restaurants on nearby Main Street in historic downtown. Liquid refreshments and bakery available during intermission. The address is  625 College Ave. Racine, Wisconsin 53403. Ten dollars at the door. 

October 4: HISTORIC DOWNTOWN RACINE MARKET, Racine, WI. 8:30-11:30am: Jack and Jill entertain on the main stage at this wonderful Saturday morning outdoor market which features fresh produce, bakery, plants, flowers, arts and crafts. Lots of free parking in the adjoining lot between The Yardarm and the market in historic downtown next to the river, and free parking on the street. Bring a chair and stay awhile. 920 Erie Street, Racine Wisconsin 53402.

October 10 and 14: UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN, Kenosha, WI. "THE INNOVATIONS OF LES PAUL", 6:45-8:45pm.  two Tuesdays: A fall semester mini enrichment course. No credits. No grades. No tests. No assignments. Lots of fun and learning.   Using vintage recordings, video, and live demonstration with modern instruments, Jack recreates and discusses Les Paul's musical innovations. Call 262 595 2345.  Tallent Hall, Orchard Room, 900 Wood Road, Kenosha, WI. 53144   Parking in adjoining lot.

November 4, 11, 18, December 2, 9. 16: UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN, Kenosha, WI. "FIFTY YEARS OF MUSIC BY THE ROLLING STONES", 7-9pm: six Tuesdays (no class on Nov. 25): A fall semester mini course.  Using a state of the art projection system and standard video / audio presentation, Jack presents the 52 year career of the band that has recorded 412 Jagger / Richards compositions. Free parking in adjoining lot.  Class will be in the acoustically excellent Orchard room on the first floor near the parking lot.  Comfortable padded chairs with arm rests in front of tables to make it easy to take notes.  No tests. No grades. No credits. No assignments. This is going to school to learn while having fun. Call 262 595 2345.  Tallent Hall, Orchard Room, 900 Wood Road, Kenosha, WI. 53144  Parking in adjoining lot.

November 27: (Thanksgiving) 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. Free parking in adjoining lot. Located next to the airport at 900 East Layton Ave. 53207. For reservations call 414 483 5054

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. Excellent unique bar food, fine beer selection and giant ice cream pie desserts.  Free parking on street and in two adjoining lots.  Meet Lori and Lisa, the cute blond second generation family owners.

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. Free parking in adjoining lot. Located next to the airport at 900 East Layton Ave. 53207. For reservations call 414 483 5054

January 2 - February 14: THE MEXICO TOUR with vocalist Jill Jensen. Our schedule will be listed here as soon as it becomes available. Jack will be playing his 8 string guitar on this tour. Jack and Jill can be contacted via email while they are in Mexico.  To schedule a lesson with Jack in Mexico, contact him in person after one of his concerts or use email: jackgrassel@jackgrassel.com 

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EL GUITARISTAS QUATRO - (The Four Guitarists) Jack, Guillermo Espinasse, Fabio Armarolli, 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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May 23: 88 KEYS MARTINI LOUNGE, West Allis, WI. 8:30-12:30pm: Jack with Jill Jensen play onstage at this very cool live music venue. Everything is done right here.  The chairs and couches are very comfortable. It's easy to get to and easy to park on the streets next to the venue. There is additional free parking in the lot in back with a well lit rear entrance.  In addition to many boutique drinks, there are non-alcoholic drinks such as a wonderfully thick green tea.  There are sandwiches and hot snacks.  Jack will even play the house grand piano along with his other instruments. 7211 West Greenfield Ave. 53214 phone 414 257 9490.

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 23, 24, 25: 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.

ALLY'S BISTRO, Menomonee Falls, WI. 6:30-9:30pm. Enjoy this wonderful venue. Healthy food, desserts, wine and beer. Comfortable chairs and booths. No televisions to distract you while watching the entertainment. Free parking in adjoining lot. If you take the freeway, there is an Appleton Avenue exit. Ally's is in the strip mall near the north / west corner of the intersection of Appleton Avenue and Good Hope Road in Menomonee Falls, WI. (We are not giving you the address because it confuses a GPS because it directs you to a different part of the city.) Reservations suggested because it fills up fast when we play there - phone: 262 251 9727

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

July 18: BERT'S BAR, St. Francis, WI. 6-10pm. Outdoor patio near the lakefront Oak Leaf bicycle trail. In case of rain we will play inside. "Great wine. Great beer. Great booze. No Attitude" Happy Hour 3-6pm. Crusted baked Cod, homemade broccoli salad and Italian bread and lobster bisque. Large selection of fine wine. Jack and Jill play at 3907 S. Lake Drive. 53235. Phone 414 744 3722.