Michael Grasso Music
Michael Grasso is a trumpet player in the Baltimore-Washington area. He is a "comeback" playing, who picked up the horn after stepping away for several years. He was born and raised in northern New Jersey and studied jazz and music composition at New Jersey City University. His private teachers at that time included Harold Lieberman, Richard Lowenthal, and Emile DeCosmo. He currently works as an emergency medicine physician for the University of Maryland School of Medicine. Michael has an intimate and lyrical sound, inspired by Chet Baker, Miles Davis, and Toots Thielemans, and which follows the west coast style of cool jazz. In addition to the trumpet, he plays piano and chromatic harmonica. He is a member of the Not 2 Cool Jazz Jazz Band, which plays a mixture of Bossa Nova, Dixieland, and Swing Music, with an emphasis on tasteful and timeless melodies from the 1920s through the 1960s. He also plays with the Retro Italiano Jazz Band, which performs a mixture of Italian folk songs, gypsy jazz, and Italian standards. He is also a volunteer for Bugles Across America, through which he plays taps at funerals to honor veterans.
A schedule of upcoming performances
can be found here.
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