Michael Grasso Music

Michael Grasso

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 classic jazz, swing music, bossa nova, and soft rock with an emphasis on timeless music from the 1920s through the 1970s. He is also a volunteer for Bugles Across America, through which he plays taps at funerals to honor veterans.

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A schedule of upcoming performances can be found here.

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My Equipment
Bach 1974 Stradivarius lightweight 43 Bb Trumpet
Bach 1980 Stradivarius 239 CML Trumpet
Bach 1965 Stradivarius 37 Bb Trumpet
Bach 1988 Stradivarius 184 Bb Cornet
Bach 1947 Stradivarius NY 67 Bb Cornet
Olds 1957 Ambassador Bb Trumpet
Olds 1957 Ambassador Bb Cornet
Olds 1969 L-12 Flugelhorn
Carol CPT-300LR Pocket Trumpet
Getzen 1974 Eterna 896 Flugelhorn
Getzen Eterna 940 Piccolo Trumpet
Getzen M2003ES Bb/G Field Trumpet
Besson BE1020 Cornet
King H.N. White 1969 Eb/F Alto Horn
Suzuki SCX Chromatic Harmonicas
Yamaha P Series and Piaggero Keyboards
Bach 6C Trumpet, Yamaha 13F4 Flugelhorn, Bach 6 Cornet Mouthpieces