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A versatile composer with an eclectic range of influences, Frank has been commissioned to compose for wind ensemble, string orchestra, jazz band, brass ensembles and Broadway-style cabaret singers and their orchestras. Additionally, Frank has also been a staff arranger for numerous awarding-winning high school and collegiate marching bands which includes ensembles which compete in Bands of America.
Most recently, Frank was commissioned to compose an original piece for big band and vocalist to commemorate the 10th Anniversary of the Sleepy Hollow Jazz Festival. In addition, he was commissioned to develop a 3-movement suite for wind ensemble in commemoration of the state-wide Hudson River Quadra-Centennial Celebration in New York.
For more detailed information about Frank, check out his full Bio here.
Nardis at JEN
Here's a video of the University of Illinois Concert Jazz Band, under the direction of Chip McNeill, premiering my arrangement of Nardis at the 2018 Jazz Educator's Network Conference.
The performance took place on the mainstage and featured guest artists, Doc Severinsen, Ernie Watts and Jim Pugh.