Jerry Grillo

1975, Hibbing, Minnesota
Jerry continues to make his mark on the international music scene. He collaborated with the internationally renowned LYNNE ARRIALE TRIO on his CD, GOODY FOR YOU. Lynne is recognized as one of the finest jazz pianists in the world, as is drummer, STEVE DAVIS. BLUE NOTE recording artist JACKIE ALLEN, who co-produced Jerry's first CD, THIS FUNNY WORLD, suggested that he record with the finest musicians from Chicago on that recording. That CD features the DEAN ROLAND TRIO. He has continued to record with only the best on seven follow-up CD's. Award winning guitarist JACK GRASSEL is featured on MISTER GRILLO, as is pianist BARRY VELLEMAN. Other outstanding musicians appear on every recording he has made. He is currently performing regularly with the NICK CONTORNO ORCHESTRA with whom he also recorded a critically acclaimed CD.

Plans are currently in the works for Jerry to be working with producer ERIC HOCHBERG on his ninth CD. Mr. Hochberg produced JACKIE ALLEN'S "The Men In My Life" and her current CD "Tangled."

Jerry was born and raised in Hibbing, Minnesota, and is of Italian and Scandinavian descent. He has a business degree from the University of Minnesota and taught business courses for many years. He studied jazz vocal at the Wisconsin Conservatory of Music with Jackie Allen and Martha Artis. A professional performer since the age of 20, Jerry also studied jazz dance and acting at the University of Wisconsin. He has appeared in musical theatre productions, jazz clubs, festivals, casino stage shows, industrial shows, commercials, and films. His repertoire consists mostly of standards for which he has found his own unique style. He is based in Shorewood, Wisconsin.

Mr. Grillo is receiving airplay in France, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, The Netherlands, Australia, Russia, Japan, Canada, Indonesia, Italy, the Czech Republic, Croatia, Argentina, Brazil, Sweden, China, England, Germany, as well as in the USA. ---an internet jazz radio station---is featuring Jerry's music in rotation as is the Minnesota Cable Television Network. He has performed in jazz clubs in London, Paris, Florence, and Prague, in addition to his gigs in the USA. You can request to hear tracks from any of Jerry's CD's by calling the local jazz or alternative radio station in your city. We would be happy to provide CD copies to any radio station or cable network that features jazz or big band vocals. Promo packages are also available for clubs and festival events.

Mr. Grillo's "early years" is the subject of a 1989 documentary by filmaker Cathy Cook from New York City.
CD 1 - 1996
Under The Influence
CD 2 - 1998
Vintage Grillo A Career Retrospective "Best Of" CD
cd 3 - 2000
Vintage Grillo A Career Retrospective "Best Of" CD
CD 4 - 2002
Fever..... And Other Symptoms

The Nick Contorno Orchestra with Jerry Grillo Mr. Grillo's Orchestra Performance Big Band Vocal

Goody For You Jerry Grillo with the Lynne Arriale Trio

mister grillo Jazz Vocal Performance

This Funny World Jerry Grillo and the Dean Rolando Trio from Chicago. Unavailable -- 1994 -- Out of Print Collectible
  Concert Dates
Genre Styles
Jazz Big Band
Saturday 07/15/2006 9pm to 12am Riverwalk Bistro 223 No. Water Street Milwaukee, WI Jerry Grillo and Jack Grassel