Frank Fontana is returning to New York this fall, and will be performing at The Duplex with long-time music director Wells Hanley. The pair will be joined by Pete Donovan on bass. This is Frank's first appearance in NYC since 2008, and we expect the room to fill quickly!
Previous Engagements: 2008
Classics in Jazz
Frank Fontana joins a cast of jazz singers, cabaret performers and Broadway actors, singing music by Alexander McCabe and lyrics by Aeschylus to Angelou (with a bit of Shakespeare, Shaw, and many more thrown into the mix). It promises to be a swinging, eclectic evening, and it's all to support the wonderful New York Classical Theatre (http://www.NewYorkClassical.org).
Classics in Jazz
Monday, September 22, 2008, 7:00 p.m.
at Prohibition Bar/Restaurant
503 Columbus Avenue (btw. 84th and 85th Streets)
Tickets: $35.00-$50.00 (includes entertainment, food and open bar)
Reservations: (212) 662-0760
Classics in Jazz
Save the date!
Previous Engagements: 2006
Frank Fontana at Iridium Jazz Club
Wells Hanley , Music Director, piano
Tuesday, October 10, 2006
Frank Fontana with Barry Levitt
Barry Levitt , Music Director, piano
Sunday, February 19, 2006
Previous Engagements: 2005
Wells Hanley, Music Director
Eivind Opsvik, bass*
Robby Sinclair, drums
The Second Set
Danny's Skylight Room Cabaret
* Eivind Opsvik will be performing in Canada on September 28th. For that evening's performance, our bassist will be Curtis Fye.
On September 30 and October 1, Frank will be appearing in Westfield, Massachusetts (just west of Springfield) at a brand new cabaret space. He'll join a stellar array of New York and Boston performers who are initiating a series called "The Shows At Piccolo's."
Frank Fontana with Wells Hanley
The New Cabaret Stage at Piccolo's Ristorante
Natural Jazz -- Frank Fontana Live at Danny's
On Tuesday, June 28 and Wednesday, June 29, 2005, Frank returned to Danny's Skylight Room Cabaret. He performed his Natural Jazz set on both nights, a show which prompted one critic to write: "This show is a must for anyone who loves nature, beautiful songs and superb musicianship."
Joined once again by his friend and music director Wells Hanley, along with Eivind Opsvik on bass and Robby Sinclair on drums, Frank presented songs which speak of the natural world and our place in it -- words and music of Djavan, Duke Ellington, Stephen Sondheim, Alan & Marilyn Bergman, Richard Rodney Bennett, and many more.
Both of these performances were recorded for release later this year as Frank's debut CD: Natural Jazz -- Frank Fontana Live at Danny's. We anticipate a CD release in early fall.
If you were in attendance at either the June 28th or June 29th performance, please contact Manhattan Live Performance with the information printed on the coupon you received -- you'll receive a complimentary copy of the CD when it's released.
In 2004, Frank:
In 2005, Frank:
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