Jerry Grillo: Birthday 2020
This will be a special Birthday show.
Dan Schneck...Hammond B3
$10 Special Reserved
21+ | One Drink Minimum | Cocktail Service Begins at 5pm
Mr. Grillo's WAMI Award this year as Jazz Artist of the Year is well deserved. His professional career spans 50 years with appearances throughout the United States and Europe. He has always been compared to Sinatra, but in his later years, Tony Bennett. From Broadway to Pop to Jazz and Big Band, Jerry has sung most genres of music. His last 25 years have been devoted to The Great American Songbook. He was the winner of the "Jazz Artist of the Year" award in April of 2019 by the Wisconsin Area Music Industry, which he also won in 2011.
Jerry began his professional career with an appearance in "George M" in New Haven, Connecticut. That same summer he was a guest performer at the Village Vanguard in New York and performed in Cabaret shows in Greenwich Village.
Mr Grillo returned to Milwaukee to teach in Milwaukee Public Schools and sing with the band, Sweet Earth. He was a model for the Arlene Wilson Agency in the 80's and began studying jazz vocal in 1992 with Jackie Allen at the Wisconsin Conservatory of Music.
Jerry was the lead Vocalist for The Nick Contorno Orchestra in the 90's, the finest big band in the Midwest.
His career includes many albums
and appearances throughout Milwaukee, Chicago, New York, London, Paris, Prauge, and Italy. He has performed and recorded with most of Milwaukee's seasoned musicians and appeared at just about all of Milwaukee's clubs and festivals, including numerous appearances at Jazz In The Park and Summerfest.
He has been writing his own songs as of late, writing poetry, and painting. He is currently appearing at clubs in Milwaukee and Chicago, and refers to himself as being semi-retired. This last year he wrote and recorded his first Christmas song, "Where Was Christmas?" with members of We Six from the Wisconsin Conservatory of Music.
His latest single Is his original "My Hometown Milwaukee," an homage to the city he calls home. featuring John Hefter, Piano, Sam Winternheimer, Bass, Aaron Gardner, Sax, and Jeremy Kuzniar, Drums.
His website @ www.jerrygrillo.com....includes his Catalog of Recordings, Current Update, Art Gallery, You Tube Performances, Itinerary, Press Kit, and Contact Information
Jerry would like to extend a sincere thank you to Eric Jacobson and John Dye for their continued support of his career.
The Jazz Estate (View)
2423 N Murray Ave.
Milwaukee, WI 53211
|Minimum Age: 21|
|Kid Friendly: No|
|Dog Friendly: No|
|Wheelchair Accessible: No|