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.

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.

Video 12/30/2012: Holiday Vaudeville

Cajun cellist Sean Grissom hosts an evening featuring modern-Klezmer quartet, the Alexandria Kleztet, and a hilarious performance by the theater and clowning company TwoTooFar.

Video 12/29/2012: Holiday Vaudeville

Cajun cellist Sean Grissom hosts an evening featuring modern-Klezmer quartet, the Alexandria Kleztet, and a hilarious performance by the theater and clowning company TwoTooFar.

Video 12/27/2010: Holiday Vaudeville

Cajun cellist Sean Grissom hosts two evenings of holiday vaudeville featuring modern-Klezmer quartet the Alexandria Kleztet and comedian, juggler, and yo-yo performer Mark Hayward.

Video 12/26/2010: Holiday Vaudeville

Cajun cellist Sean Grissom hosts two evenings of holiday vaudeville featuring modern-Klezmer quartet the Alexandria Kleztet and comedian, juggler, and yo-yo performer Mark Hayward.

Video 12/27/2009: Holiday Vaudeville: Sean Grissom, the Alexandria Kleztet, and Mark Mitton

Cajun cellist Sean Grissom hosts an evening of holiday vaudeville featuring modern-Klezmer quartet the Alexandria Kleztet and magician Mark Mitton.

Video 12/26/2009: Holiday Vaudeville: Sean Grissom, the Alexandria Kleztet, and Mark Mitton

Cajun cellist Sean Grissom hosts an evening of holiday vaudeville featuring modern-Klezmer quartet the Alexandria Kleztet and magician Mark Mitton.

Video 12/29/1999: Sean Grissom

Sean Grissom moves into the millennium with eclectic compositions on his electric cello.

Video 12/16/1999: Sean Grissom

Sean Grissom performs high-energy and innovative compositions on his custom made cello.

Sean Grissom