Michael Grasso and the Not 2 Cool Jazz Trio play a mixture of
standards and classic jazz in the spirit of Chet Baker, Chris Botti, and
Toots Thielemans. With Michael doubling on trumpet and harmonica, they
have an intimate and lyrical sound that follows the west coast style of
cool jazz. Their large repertoire of songs includes recognizable
standards, romantic ballads, bossa novas, and classic jazz with an
emphasis on tasteful and timeless melodies.
Not 2 Cool Jazz Trio - Their core group consists of trumpet, guitar or piano, and upright bass. This
provides a flexible format, with the band members doubling on percussion and chromatic jazz harmonica.
Cool Jazz Unplugged - This is the perfect setup for
smaller, intimate settings. Their acoustic duet combines a muted trumpet
(doubling on chromatic harmonica) with either guitar or piano.
Not 2 Cool Jazz Band - For
larger venues, their trio can be expanded to a full dance band consisting of trumpet, saxophone,
bass, and drums.
Not 2 Cool Brass Band - This is a small
show band that plays marches and partriotic songs at parades and community
events. The marching band includes 4 to 6 members, with the full band
consisting of trumpet, alto sax, tenor sax,
trombone, tuba, and drums.
Solo Church Trumpet - A solo classical Bb or
Piccolo Trumpet player, available for weddings, church services, and
The band is available to play quiet background music at
restaurants, coffee houses, weddings, and receptions, as well as a more
upbeat sound for special events and jam sessions in the