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. He currently resides in Chicago.
In 1983 he graduated from Indiana University with a Bachelors Degree in 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 Masters Degree in Jazz Composition at DePaul University, Chicago (1990). While at DePaul, he studied with Jazz Pianist Larry Novak and Composer/ Producer Cliff Colnot.
He is currently teaching Jazz Studies at Northeastern University, Elgin Community College, The Old Town School of Folk Music, Elk Grove High School and Dundee Crown High School. In addition, he has given Jazz Clinics and performances in Lleida, Spain, Stockholm, Sweden and St Nazairre, France. Mr. Cassidy has also 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). Jack Cassidy Symbia (2010), His first full length Cd of original music.