Steve Grismore


Steve Grismore is an Instructor of Jazz Studies at the University of Iowa. A prolific performer, Grismore has been playing guitar for nearly 50 years and has degrees from G.I.T (now called M.I.) CDs for the Accurate label (Boston) with the Grismore/Scea Group, 8 CDs with Iowa’s very own salsa band, Orquesta Alto Maiz, and 3 CDs with the group OddBar and numerous other recording with friends around the country. Steve released a new recording, Besame Mucho, in 2012 with the Steve Grismore Trio, featuring Sam Salamone and John Kizilarmut. Currently Steve is performing with variations of his own trio, as well as the Beaker Brothers Band and Local on the 8’s.

Additionally, he has recorded and/or performed with such jazz greats as, Charlie Haden, Robin Eubanks, Bobby Shew, Steve Swallow, Carla Bley, Paul Smoker, Sex Mob, Vinny Golia, Kenny Wheeler, Corey Christiansen, Mike Lee, Jeff Coffin, Damon Short, Ryan Shultz, Kim Richmond, John Daniel, Dane Richeson, John Carlson, Johnny Rabb, Victor Mendoza, John Rapson and many more. He is also the co-founder and former Musical Director of the nationally recognized Iowa City Jazz Festival.

For more about Steve, see his web site www.gizmojazz.com.