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Sean Grissom (The Kennedy Center)

Sean Grissom

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.

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Target Family Night: Holiday Vaudeville 12/28/13: 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.

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.
Holiday Vaudeville 12/27/13: Holiday Vaudeville

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

Holiday Vaudeville

This show blends holiday music and non-stop laughter with Cajun cellist Sean Grissom and modern-Klezmer quartet the Alexandria Kleztet.
<i>Holiday Vaudeville</i> 12/30/12: 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.

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.
<i>Holiday Vaudeville</i> 12/29/12: 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.

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.
Holiday Vaudeville 12/27/10: 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.

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.
Holiday Vaudeville 12/26/10: 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.

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.
Holiday Vaudeville: Sean Grissom, the Alexandria Kleztet, and Mark Mitton 12/27/09: 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.

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.
Holiday Vaudeville: Sean Grissom, the Alexandria Kleztet, and Mark Mitton 12/26/09: 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.

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.
Holiday Vaudeville: Sean Grissom, the Alexandria Kleztet, and Rod Ferrone 12/20/08: Holiday Vaudeville: Sean Grissom, the Alexandria Kleztet, and Rod Ferrone

Cajun cellist Sean Grissom hosts an evening of holiday vaudeville featuring modern-Klezmer quartet the Alexandria Kleztet, and Rod Ferrone, rhythmic tap dancer and physical comedian.

Holiday Vaudeville: Sean Grissom, the Alexandria Kleztet, and Rod Ferrone

Cajun cellist Sean Grissom hosts an evening of holiday vaudeville featuring modern-Klezmer quartet the Alexandria Kleztet, and Rod Ferrone, rhythmic tap dancer and physical comedian.
Holiday Vaudeville: Sean Grissom, the Alexandria Kleztet, and Rod Ferrone 12/19/08: Holiday Vaudeville: Sean Grissom, the Alexandria Kleztet, and Rod Ferrone

Cajun cellist Sean Grissom hosts an evening of holiday vaudeville featuring modern-Klezmer quartet the Alexandria Kleztet, and Rod Ferrone, rhythmic tap dancer and physical comedian.

Holiday Vaudeville: Sean Grissom, the Alexandria Kleztet, and Rod Ferrone

Cajun cellist Sean Grissom hosts an evening of holiday vaudeville featuring modern-Klezmer quartet the Alexandria Kleztet, and Rod Ferrone, rhythmic tap dancer and physical comedian.
Holiday Vaudeville 12/29/07: Holiday Vaudeville

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

Holiday Vaudeville

Cajun cellist Sean Grissom hosts two evenings of holiday vaudeville, featuring magician Mark Mitton and the modern-Klezmer quartet Alexandria Kleztet.
Holiday Vaudeville 12/28/07: Holiday Vaudeville

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

Holiday Vaudeville

Cajun cellist Sean Grissom hosts two evenings of holiday vaudeville, featuring magician Mark Mitton and the modern-Klezmer quartet Alexandria Kleztet.
Holiday Vaudeville 12/23/06: Holiday Vaudeville

Cajun cellist Sean Grissom hosts two evenings of holiday vaudeville, featuring Rod Ferrone, rhythmic tap dancer and physical comedian; and the Alexandria Kleztet, a modern-Klezmer quartet.

Holiday Vaudeville

Cajun cellist Sean Grissom hosts two evenings of holiday vaudeville, featuring Rod Ferrone, rhythmic tap dancer and physical comedian; and the Alexandria Kleztet, a modern-Klezmer quartet.
Holiday Vaudeville 12/22/06: Holiday Vaudeville

Cajun cellist Sean Grissom hosts two evenings of holiday vaudeville, featuring Rod Ferrone, rhythmic tap dancer and physical comedian; and the Alexandria Kleztet, a modern-Klezmer quartet.

Holiday Vaudeville

Cajun cellist Sean Grissom hosts two evenings of holiday vaudeville, featuring Rod Ferrone, rhythmic tap dancer and physical comedian; and the Alexandria Kleztet, a modern-Klezmer quartet.
Yoshi Kikkawa & Sean Grissom 6/20/06: Yoshi Kikkawa & Sean Grissom

Japanese improvisational jazz cellist Yoshi Kikkawa, dubbed “The Samurai Cellist,” performs with “The Cajun Cellist” Sean Grissom, a Kennedy Center favorite.

Yoshi Kikkawa & Sean Grissom

Japanese improvisational jazz cellist Yoshi Kikkawa, dubbed “The Samurai Cellist,” performs with “The Cajun Cellist” Sean Grissom, a Kennedy Center favorite.
Holiday Vaudeville 12/18/04: Holiday Vaudeville

Holiday Vaudeville: Cajun cellist Sean Grissom hosts two evenings of holiday vaudeville, featuring artists Artis The Spoonman; AJ Silver, “New Star of the Old West,” who approaches trick roping, bullwhip artistry, and bolas in a style all his own; and the Alexandria Kleztet, a modern-Klezmer quartet.

Holiday Vaudeville

Holiday Vaudeville: Cajun cellist Sean Grissom hosts two evenings of holiday vaudeville, featuring artists Artis The Spoonman; AJ Silver, “New Star of the Old West,” who approaches trick roping, bullwhip artistry, and bolas in a style all his own; and the Alexandria Kleztet, a modern-Klezmer quartet.
Holiday Vaudeville 12/17/04: Holiday Vaudeville

Holiday Vaudeville: Cajun cellist Sean Grissom hosts two evenings of holiday vaudeville, featuring artists Artis The Spoonman; AJ Silver, “New Star of the Old West,” who approaches trick roping, bullwhip artistry, and bolas in a style all his own; and the Alexandria Kleztet, a modern-Klezmer quartet.

Holiday Vaudeville

Holiday Vaudeville: Cajun cellist Sean Grissom hosts two evenings of holiday vaudeville, featuring artists Artis The Spoonman; AJ Silver, “New Star of the Old West,” who approaches trick roping, bullwhip artistry, and bolas in a style all his own; and the Alexandria Kleztet, a modern-Klezmer quartet.
Holiday Vaudeville 12/20/03: Holiday Vaudeville

Holiday Vaudeville featuring the Alexandria Kleztet, Mark Mitton, and Sean Grissom: Cajun cellist Sean Grissom hosts two evenings of holiday vaudeville, with master magician Mark Mitton and the Alexandria Kleztet, a modern-Klezmer quartet (Jewish and Yiddish folk music from eastern Europe and the Middle East).

Holiday Vaudeville

Holiday Vaudeville featuring the Alexandria Kleztet, Mark Mitton, and Sean Grissom: Cajun cellist Sean Grissom hosts two evenings of holiday vaudeville, with master magician Mark Mitton and the Alexandria Kleztet, a modern-Klezmer quartet (Jewish and Yiddish folk music from eastern Europe and the Middle East).
Holiday Vaudeville 12/19/03: Holiday Vaudeville

Holiday Vaudeville featuring the Alexandria Kleztet, Mark Mitton, and Sean Grissom: Cajun cellist Sean Grissom hosts two evenings of holiday vaudeville, with master magician Mark Mitton and the Alexandria Kleztet, a modern-Klezmer quartet (Jewish and Yiddish folk music from eastern Europe and the Middle East).

Holiday Vaudeville

Holiday Vaudeville featuring the Alexandria Kleztet, Mark Mitton, and Sean Grissom: Cajun cellist Sean Grissom hosts two evenings of holiday vaudeville, with master magician Mark Mitton and the Alexandria Kleztet, a modern-Klezmer quartet (Jewish and Yiddish folk music from eastern Europe and the Middle East).
Holiday Vaudeville 2002 12/15/02: Holiday Vaudeville 2002

Cellist Sean Grissom hosts two evenings of Holiday Vaudeville, featuring world-champion whistler Steve “The Whistler” Herbst, master magician Mark Mitton and The Alexandria Kleztet.

Holiday Vaudeville 2002

Cellist Sean Grissom hosts two evenings of Holiday Vaudeville, featuring world-champion whistler Steve “The Whistler” Herbst, master magician Mark Mitton and The Alexandria Kleztet.
Holiday Vaudeville 2002 12/14/02: Holiday Vaudeville 2002

Cellist Sean Grissom hosts two evenings of Holiday Vaudeville, featuring world-champion whistler Steve “The Whistler” Herbst, The Amazing Josini and The Alexandria Kleztet.

Holiday Vaudeville 2002

Cellist Sean Grissom hosts two evenings of Holiday Vaudeville, featuring world-champion whistler Steve “The Whistler” Herbst, The Amazing Josini and The Alexandria Kleztet.
Holiday Vaudeville 2001 12/15/01: Holiday Vaudeville 2001

Cellist Sean Grissom hosts a second evening of Holiday Vaudeville, featuring celtic singer and humorist Seamus Kennedy, the exhilarating Alexandria Kleztet and juggler Will Shaw.

Holiday Vaudeville 2001

Cellist Sean Grissom hosts a second evening of Holiday Vaudeville, featuring celtic singer and humorist Seamus Kennedy, the exhilarating Alexandria Kleztet and juggler Will Shaw.
Holiday Vaudeville 2001 12/14/01: Holiday Vaudeville 2001

Cellist Sean Grissom hosts the first of two evenings of Holiday Vaudeville, featuring the Hantastic Hands of Spencer Lancaster, glass harp player Jamey Turner and juggler Will Shaw.

Holiday Vaudeville 2001

Cellist Sean Grissom hosts the first of two evenings of Holiday Vaudeville, featuring the Hantastic Hands of Spencer Lancaster, glass harp player Jamey Turner and juggler Will Shaw.
HOLIDAY VAUDEVILLE 2000 12/17/00: HOLIDAY VAUDEVILLE 2000

Cellist Sean Grissom hosts a second evening of Holiday Vaudeville, featuring the Carol Ringers handbell choir, Dick Monday and Tiffany Riley of the New York Goofs, and a capella ensemble Reverb.

HOLIDAY VAUDEVILLE 2000

Cellist Sean Grissom hosts a second evening of Holiday Vaudeville, featuring the Carol Ringers handbell choir, Dick Monday and Tiffany Riley of the New York Goofs, and a capella ensemble Reverb.
HOLIDAY VAUDEVILLE 2000 12/16/00: HOLIDAY VAUDEVILLE 2000

Cellist Sean Grissom hosts the first of two evenings of Holiday Vaudeville, featuring spoon-player Joseph Jones, the Alexandria Kleztet, and Celtic musician Seamus Kennedy.

HOLIDAY VAUDEVILLE 2000

Cellist Sean Grissom hosts the first of two evenings of Holiday Vaudeville, featuring spoon-player Joseph Jones, the Alexandria Kleztet, and Celtic musician Seamus Kennedy.
Sean Grissom 12/29/99: Sean Grissom

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

Sean Grissom

Sean Grissom moves into the millennium with eclectic compositions on his electric cello.
Sean Grissom 12/16/99: Sean Grissom

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

Sean Grissom

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

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