Before entering the Doctor of Musical Arts program at the University of Illinois, Frank spent a number of years living in New York. While there, he had the opportunity to perform in a number of the city’s iconic venues and intimate clubs including, Dizzy’s Club Coca-Cola, Birdland, SOMETHIN' Jazz Club, Smoke and ShapeShifter Lab and has performed live on WBGO, Jazz 88.3 FM. Additionally, Frank has performed on stage alongside jazz luminaries including John Fedchock, Byron Stripling, Jon Faddis, Jimmy Greene, Jim Rotondi, Houston Person, John Riley, Chris Potter, Ralph Lalama and Randy Brecker.
Concert Jazz Band at JEN
Here's a short excerpt of me playing lead trombone with the University of Illinois Concert Jazz Band, under the direction of Chip McNeill.
This video was captured during our mainstage performance during the 2018 Jazz Educator's Network Conference and featured Doc Severinsen, Ernie Watts and Jim Pugh.