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Michael Grasso Music

Michael Grasso is a trumpet, piano, and harmonica player who performs in the Baltimore/Washington area with the Not 2 Cool Jazz Band. He plays classic jazz, swing music, bossa nova, and soft rock with an emphasis on timeless music from the 1920s through the 1970s. He specializes in music made popular by Frank Sinatra, Tony Bennett, Chet Baker, Miles Davis, Louis Armstrong, Antonio Carlos Jobim, and Toots Thielemans, as well as selected soft rock songs.

He is available for anniversaries, birthdays, memorials, weddings, private parties, corporate functions, jazz brunches, fundraisers, and farmers markets. He can perform as a duo with trumpet/guitar or piano/bass, as a trio with trumpet/guitar/bass or vocalist/piano/bass, or in other combinations. The band is very flexible and can fit into surprisingly small spaces, perform inside or outside, amplified or acoustic.

Band Configurations

  • Not 2 Cool Unplugged (Piano/Bass, Trumpet/Guitar, or Piano/Vocals) - The duo is the perfect setup for smaller intimate settings. They do not require access to electrical power, and are able to perform acoustically or using portable battery power.

  • Not 2 Cool Trio (Trumpet/Guitar/Bass, Vocals/Piano/Bass, or Trumpet/Piano/Bass) - The trio is our most popular configuration, and adds energy and spirit to any event, without being overbearing.

  • Not 2 Cool Quartet (Trumpet/Guitar/Bass/Drums, Vocals/Piano/Bass/Drums, or Trumpet/Piano/Bass/Drums) - The quartet is suitable for larger venues like wedding receptions and corporate events.

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