Jack Cassidy has toured the world with Blues Legend Junior Wells; performed with Van Morrison, Grover Washington Jr., Lou Rawls, Buddy Guy, and The Mighty Dells to name a few. Mr. Cassidy has also recorded with Jazz Artists’ Bob Mintzer and Jimmy Haslip of the Yellowjackets, as well as famed guitarist Mike Stern. In addition, he has shared the stage with Ziggy Marley, The Gypsy Kings, Hiram Bullock and Special EFX Jack Cassidy was born in Brooklyn, New York on July 12, 1961. His family later moved to Wheaton, Illinois where Jack began playing the trumpet in the school band. In 1983 he graduated from Indiana University with a bachelor’s degree in trumpet and jazz studies. While at Indiana, Jack studied with famed trumpet instructor William A. Adam and jazz pedagogue David Baker.
Upon returning home Jack began a master’s degree in jazz composition at DePaul University, Chicago (1990). While at DePaul, he studied with jazz pianist Larry Novak, composer/producer Cliff Colnot, and composer Charles Argersinger. Jack is currently attending the University of Illinois, completing degree requirements for a Doctor of Musical Arts in Jazz Trumpet. He is a private student of Tito Carrillo and Ronald Romm.
Mr. Cassidy has performed for: Her Royal Highness Princess Anne of Great Britian Princess Caroline of Monaco, Billy Eckstein and Jaco Pastorius. Jack Cassidy can be heard on and Junior Wells’ “Better Off With The Blues”(1993 Polygram/Telarc). His first full length Cd of Original music Jack Cassidy Symbia, is available on iTunes.