He's so well known in jazz circles that I thought the OP would be "Has Anyone Not Heard of Pasquale Grasso?"
He had years of serious CG training, and years of jazz training with Barry Harris. His brother Luigi is one of my fave current alto sax players. When I heard a live streaming of the two brothers playing at Small's, I was so crazy about Luigi's playing I sent in a donation.
If I were at the club, I would've shoved twenties down his sax bell. And I'm a legendary cheapskate.