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Lou Grassi PoBand

The Lou Grassi PoBand , organized in 1995 is comprised of "some of the best freestyle improvisors on the scene at the end of the 20th century . . ." All Music Guide to Jazz.

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The Nu Band

The Nu Band , a co-operative, is a dynamic group of pros -- all of whom lead a number of groups, play and record with a variety of world-class musicians, and compose. Their third and most recent CD, "The Dope and the Ghost" on Not Two Records, was released during the band's second European tour in October, 2007. All About Jazz New York called it  
"Fiery and politically charged . . . intense and introspective . . .  their best album to date."  Come on out and hear what these artists have to say through their music.





Marilyn Lerner - Ken Filiano - Lou Grassi

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Kenny Wessel - Ken Filiano - Lou Grassi

The trio of Ken Wessel, Ken Filiano and Lou Grassi explores the boundaries between freedom and structure. With a keen sense of musical interplay and open ears, the group reinterprets the standard jazz repertoire (and original music) with a playful and exploring sense, discovering new musical territory with each journey. All leaders and composers in their own right, Ken, Lou and Ken bring that sensibility into their collaboration, each player having a strong voice, but being flexible enough to follow. With their combined experience encompassing straight ahead jazz, free jazz, Indian music, dixieland, tango and classical music, these three musicians negotiate musical intersections, finding exciting and surprising tangents along the way.

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Drunk Butterfly

 The trio Drunk Butterfly was born out of bassist Adam Lane's strong desire to play with saxophonist Mark Whitecage. The link between both musicians was drummer Lou Grassi, who works and records with both musicians in a number of groups.  What began in the summer of 2006 as a "Let's get together and see what happens" meeting grew into a tight, empathetic unit able to play one another's compositions with inspired assurance.  Portugal's Clean Feed label immediately picked up on the group's unique sound and produced DRUNK BUTTERFLY.

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Gunter Heinz and Lou Grassi

Gnter Heinz & Lou Grassi
Trombone, Flute, Zurna (DE) Drums & Percussion (USA)

Gnter Heinzand Lou Grassi have been creating music together since April of 2000 when they performed at The Pink Pony in New York City. They have since toured at least once per year and more often twice each year with performances in Germany, Poland, Switzerland, Belgium and Spain.
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Martin Speicher - Georg Wolf - Lou Grassi

Martin Speicher, Georg Wolf and Lou Grassi have been playing together since 2003. Their first CD "Shapes and Shadows" on Clean Feed has received rave reviews in the US and Europe. Reviews    Bios    photo





Lou Grassi's Neo Neo

LOU GRASSI's NEO NEO
Ron Horton - trumpet, Tom Varner - French horn, Tomas Ulrich - cello, Lou Grassi - drums
1999
This group recorded its first CD "Neo Neo" CIMP 201
Ron Horton - trumpet, Tom Varner - French horn, Tomas Ulrich - cello, Lou Grassi - drums
1999
This group recorded its first CD "Neo Neo" CIMP 201

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Lou Grassi and Andreas Bottcher

LOU GRASSI and ANDREAS BTTCHER
Annual concert tours in Germany since 1992. The duo has recorded two albums:
"Noises from an Open Window"
"Free Improvisation", Bridge 1001 (cassette)




Ulrich Thiem's Zwischen Bach & Blues



ULRICH THIEM
Since 1984 Lou has toured annually in Germany and Switzerland with Dresden-based cellist Ulrich Thiem
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Avanti Galoppi

Lou Grassi's Avanti Galoppi , as the name implies, is a forward moving group comprised of some of the 21st century's leading exponents of Creative Improvised Music (Herb Robertson, Rob Brown, Ken Filiano, Lou Grassi). Avanti Galoppi has been featured at the Rochester Jazz Festival , Rochester, NY and the Jazz ao Centro Festival , Coimbra, Portugal.
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Fred van Hove - Gunter Heinz - Lou Grassi

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The Burton Greene/Roy Campbell Quartet


BURTON GREENE TRIO
Burton Greene - piano; Wilber Morris - bass; Lou Grassi - drums, percussion
1998
Recorded "Throptcis" (CIMP 182)
Performances at The Knitting Factory




The Lou Grassi Jazz Quartet & Quintet

Exciting and versatile ensembles of exceptional musicians directed by drummer and arranger Lou Grassi.
The ensembles feature Grassi's arrangements in a program of stylistically diverse music reflecting more than 60 years of the jazz tradition.
These ensembles can present programs with an historical overview of various jazz styles, as well as programs that focus on particular periods or composers.
Available for concerts, lecture-demonstrations, and workshops.
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The Dixie Peppers

Lou organized the Dixie Peppers in 1984 and since then it has become one of New York's most popular Dixieland ensembles performing frequently in venues as varied as the Bronx Zoo, the Newark Jazz Festival, and Lincoln Center.
In 1986, the group recorded its critically acclaimed cassette album "Hot & Sweet".
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