Steve Grismore is a faculty member of the Jazz Studies Department at the University of Iowa. A prolific performer, Grismore has been playing guitar for over 50 years. He has recorded three nationally distributed CDs for the Accurate label (Boston) with the “Grismore/Scea Group”, 8 CDs with “Orquesta Alto Maiz”, and 3 CDs with the group “Oddbar” along with numerous other recording with friends around the country. Steve released a CD in 2012 Besame Mucho with the Steve Grismore Trio (featuring Sam Salamone and John Kizilarmut) and a new release in 2018 called Me and My Machine, a solo electronic project and a family cd in 2019 called In Iowa. Currently Steve is performing with variations of his own Trio, the Beaker Brothers, 3 Dawgs and a Bone, and the newly formed band Big Fun. He is also the co-founder and former Musical Director of the nationally recognized Iowa City Jazz Festival.





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