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Read the long story of Frank's foray into music and Cat's A Bear in LONG TALES OF A CAT.

 

ABOUT FRANK

Feel free to browse the Fact Sheet below for varied information on past and present endeavors. For future endeavors, join the Mailing List, or visit the Calendar of Events. For those seeking visual input, please visit the PHOTO GALLERY page. There is also a PRESS PAGE in the PRESS KIT, which contains quotes from articles.

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  • Instruments
    • Guitar (Principle), Piano / Keyboards, Electric Bass, Drums, Saxophone [instruction only]

  • Education
    • Composition Degree from Berklee College of Music, 1980

    • Private Instruction from Charlie Banacos, Jon Damian, William Leavitt, John Jarvis

  • Awards

    • Finalist, World Music Category, John Lennon Songwriting Contest for Unity And Diversity, title track of One World Tribe's debut CD (1999)

    • Commissioned as composer for Erie, PA Bicentennial (1995) by Gannon University. Composed Generations for two violins, violin cello, and electric guitar [ more ]

    • Recipient of Richard Levy Award in Recognition of Outstanding Musicianship for Contemporary Composition (1980)

  • Appearances
    • Sideman / Guest Soloist (Shows) with Richie Cole, Arturo Sandoval, Larry Coryell, Jay Ashby, Kim Nazarian, Claire Daly, Frank DiBussolo, Vanessa Williams (Miss America Show), Cab Calloway, Lou Stellute, Ernie Krivda, Deborah Gibson (Grease), Eddie Fisher, Mike Methany, Eddie Baccus Jr., Dominick Farinacci, Bruce Johnstone, Valerie Gillespie, Carmen Intorre, Christian Howes, Cecil Rucker Jr., Dave Schiavone, Tony Campbell, Dwayne Dolphin, Les Arbuckle, John Novello, Chris Hemmingway, Basil Ronzetti, Bill Burke, M'Baye Rama Diagne, Rick Della Ratta, Floyd Williams, Mark Ledford, Eric Wills, Cheryl Hodge, Michael Boothman, D.J. Chilly J.

    • Sideman / Guest Soloist (Groups) with The Marvelettes, Dave Stevens Big Band, The Crests, Plato's Cave, Erie Philharmonic, Atri Duo, Jake and Jean

  • Recording Appearances

    • Band Member with Cat's A Bear [ more ], One World Tribe [ more ], Too Big Power [ more ], J.D. Blues, James Ligons, J.D. and the Sons of Rhythm [ more ]

    • Guest Soloist with Plato's Cave, Jay Hitt, Jake and Jean

  • Regular Groups

    • Jazz Groups Cat's A Bear [ more ], 3Bop, Basil Ronzitti Trio, J.D. and the Sons of Rhythm [ more ], James Ligons, Venus

    • World / Reggae / Latin / Funk / HipHop Group One World Tribe [ more ]

    • Rock Groups Too Big Power [ more ], The Jokermen

    • Pop/Funk Groups Valerie Horton Brown Project

  • Teaching Experience

    • Classroom Workshops at Penn State Behrend, Gannon University, Fairview High School, Rice Middle School, Villa Maria [ contact Frank, request clinic information ]

    • Private Lessons at  Lynch Music, Markham's Music, Private Residence [ contact Frank, request lesson information ]

  • Production Experience

    • Euphoria Sound Studios in-house production and MIDI engineering

    • Cycling Troll Studios producer-for-hire, client projects

    • Production on projects for Cat's A Bear [ more ], One World Tribe, Solo project "oFF tHE tOP: standards 1" [ more ], various CD cuts and advertisements 

    • Musical Coordination Services Boston-based production company doing songwriter projects and advertisements

  • Composing, Arranging, Transcribing Experience

    • Principle composer, music director for Cat's A Bear [ more ], FSG

    • Compositions and arrangements for songwriters, advertisers, One World Tribe, 3Bop, J.D. Blues [ contact Frank, request composition or arranging information ]

    • Transcriptions of tunes (all styles), parts, jazz solos, including Wes Montgomery, Bill Evans, McCoy Tyner, others. In-lesson transcriptions for students. Professional transcription and adaptation. [ contact Frank, request transcription information

  • Performing / Gigging Experience

    • Opened for Burning Spear with One World Tribe in Buffalo (2000) [ Signed copy of Living Dub vol 4 ]

    • Opened for War with One World Tribe in Baltimore (2005)

    • Appeared after Buckwheat Zydaco with One World Tribe in Illinois (2005) at the On The Waterfront festival

    • Festivals with One World Tribe, including Grape Jam, Blue Heron, Amerimasala, Buffalo Concert Series, Villa Festival of the Arts, others

    • Festivals with Cat's A Bear, including JazzErie Jazz Walk, Ripley Jazz Festival, Frontier Park Jazz and Blues Festival, Discover Presque Isle, others

    • Gigs in United States, including Boston, Philadelphia, New York City, Buffalo, Pittsburgh, Cleveland, Syracuse, Rochester, North East and Mid-Atlantic States

  • Air Play

    • Television broadcasts include WQLN TV54 Sounds Around Town Oct., 1992 with Cat's A Bear, AM Buffalo 1997 with One World Tribe, Various Erie Cable Access with One World Tribe

    • Radio broadcasts include WQLN FM 91.3 Public Radio, WERG FM 88.9 Gannon University, WERS FM Emerson University, WBUR FM Boston University, KASU FM Arkansas State University, WXPN FM Temple University

  • Memberships

    • American Federation of Musicians Local 17

    • BMI Songwriter

  • Community Service

     

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Quotes from
Articles

"The musical highlight was Frank Singer at Scully's..."

"Frank Singer is capable of just about anything musically..."

read a brief biography of Frank's musical career

Jazz mp3s
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Press Release 01

The Gibson 175-D Hollow-body f-hole style guitar is my Jazz axe. 

Most of my gigs are currently played on my Godin XTsa, an awesome axe!  I also use a Fender Stratocaster as well as my Fender Squire Bass, a Godin A6, and I still have my old Epiphone 150-BL Acoustic, since 1975!

 My home / teaching piano is a Young Chang.
 My home / teaching drums sets are the usual eclectic mix every drummer has .....

 

Influences

Duane Allman
Freddy Robinson
John McLaughlin*
Charlie Parker
Wes Montgomery
Bill Evans
McCoy Tyner
Art Tatum
Herbie Hancock
Eric Dolphy
Eddie Palmeri
KRS-One
Mike Stern
Charlie Banacos

*Birds Of Fire was the reason I went to Berklee

The Blues
Folk / Country
Rock and Roll
Classical
Funk
Jazz Fusion
Straight Ahead Jazz
Modern Classical
Free Jazz
Latin Jazz
Latin / Salsa
Reggae
HipHop
World Music
ANYTHING!

 

 

 

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