Pasquale Grasso, born in Ariano Irpino, Italy, began playing guitar at a very young age. Grasso’s principle instruction was with Chuck Wayne's student and jazz guitar innovator, Agostino Di Giorgio. Grasso's prodigious aptitude for the guitar only grew as he quickly became Di Giorgio's closest pupil.
Another extraordinary influence in Grasso's career has been bebop piano master and world- renowned jazz educator, Barry Harris. Pasquale has served as Harris' guitar teaching assistant for the last ten years, conducting workshops in Italy, Switzerland, France, Spain, Holland, and Slovenia.
In 2008, Pasquale pursued classical guitar studies in the Music Conservatory of Bologna under Professor Walter Zanetti