The Kennedy Center

Sean Grissom



Biography

Sean Grissom, internationally known as “the Cajun Cellist,” has performed his unique brand of Country, Cajun, Classical, Swing, and Rock music from the streets and subways of New York City to the concert halls of Europe and the Far East.  “O’Cello” – his one-man show – runs the gamut of musical tastes and vaudeville humor… proving that you can NEVER have enough cello. No stranger to the Kennedy Center, Sean has performed as part of the Open House, as well as hosting a ‘Holiday Vaudeville’ show on the Millenium Stage for the past 7 years, and has been a Visiting Artist. Sean has produced and released nine recordings – his latest being a collection of 11 original Songs Without Words.  He has published an improvisation book What! For Cello?  and over 10 original compositions under his Solo Cello Encore Series. He is also a popular lecturer, teacher, and clinician. He holds a B.F.A. degree in Fine Arts from Pratt Institute, a Masters in Music Performance from Hunter College (he studied with Channing Robbins of the Juilliard School), as well as an A.A.S degree in Graphics and Advertising from the Parsons School of Design, and completed the Teacher Training program in the ‘Suzuki Approach’ at the School for Strings.

Upcoming Performances

Video 12/13/2017: Holiday Vaudeville

Enjoy an international and cultural holiday celebration as Cajun cellist Sean Grissom returns to host the evening of Holiday Vaudeville, combining holiday music and laughs for a memorable entertainment experience. The performance features juggler Jacob D’Eustachio and The Alexandria Kleztet, a local Klezmer quartet that performs traditional Eastern European/Jewish music with modern influences.
Led by woodwind player Seth Kibel, the band includes violinist Helen Hausmann, bassist Bob Abbott, and percussionist Tim Jarvis.

Watch Past Performances

Video 12/28/2014: Holiday Vaudeville

Cajun cellist Sean Grissom hosts an evening featuring modern-Klezmer quartet the Alexandria Kleztet and world-class comedian/variety entertainer Will Shaw, blending holiday music with non-stop laughter.

Video 12/27/2014: Holiday Vaudeville

Cajun cellist Sean Grissom hosts an evening featuring modern-Klezmer quartet the Alexandria Kleztet and world-class comedian/variety entertainer Will Shaw, blending holiday music with non-stop laughter.

Video 12/28/2013: Target Family Night: Holiday Vaudeville

This show blends holiday music and non-stop laughter with Cajun cellist Sean Grissom and modern-Klezmer quartet the Alexandria Kleztet.

Video 12/27/2013: Holiday Vaudeville

This show blends holiday music and non-stop laughter with Cajun cellist Sean Grissom and modern-Klezmer quartet the Alexandria Kleztet.

Sean Grissom