Pasquale Grasso

Guitar – Jazz Camp Week 2, Advanced Package, Jazz Camp Package

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e’re thrilled to welcome Pasquale and his saxophonist brother, Luigi, to SJW for the first time! As a jazz guitar prodigy, Pasquale caught the attention of experienced jazz artists in Europe, including the legendary bebop pianist, Barry Harris. After Pasquale attended Barry’s annual jazz workshop in Switzerland, Barry made Pasquale and Luigi part of his faculty. Pasquale has been Barry’s teaching assistant for the past ten years, joining Barry at workshops in Italy, Switzerland, France, Spain, Holland, and Slovenia.

Pasquale moved to New York City in 2012, and has since made a name for himself in the city’s vibrant jazz scene. He was named a Jazz Ambassador with the US Embassy, going on to tour extensively across Europe, Kuwait, Kazakhstan, Cyprus, Lithuania, and Ukraine. He has performed with many leading musicians of the international jazz scene such as Charles Davis, Freddie Redd, Frank Wess, Leroy Williams, Ray Drummond, Murray Wall, Steve Grossman, Tardo Hammer, Jimmy Wormworth, John Mosca, Sacha Perry, Ari Roland, Chris Byars, Zaid Nasser, Bucky Pizzarelli,China Moses, Harry Allen Quartet, Grant Stewart, Stepko Gut, Nicolas Dary, Dado Moroni, Agostino di Giorgio, Michel Pastre Big Band, Gianni Basso Big Band, Joe Cohn, Oscar Zenari, and Luca Pisani.

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