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Frank Strazzeri

p, 1930-2014 US, Rochester, New York
Musician / Composer of Jazz
A.k.a. Frank John Strazzeri

Frank Strazzeri (April 24, 1930 – May 9, 2014) was an American jazz pianist. He was born in Rochester, New York.Strazzeri began on tenor saxophone and clarinet at age 12, then switched to piano soon after. He attended the Eastman School of Music, then took a job as a house pianist in a nightclub in Rochester in 1952. While there he accompanied visiting musicians such as Roy Eldridge and Billie Holiday. He relocated to New Orleans in 1954, playing with Sharkey Bonano and Al Hirt in a Dixieland jazz setting, but his main focus since has been bebop. He played with Charlie Ventura in 1957-58 and Woody Herman in 1959 before moving to Los Angeles in 1960. There he worked extensively as a studio musician on the West Coast jazz scene, and toured with Joe Williams, Maynard Ferguson, Les Brown and E

        
Instruments
  • Piano
  • Electric piano
  • Synthesizer
Genres
  • Jazz
  • Latin
  • Spoken Word
Popular Tracks   
Cloudburst on Frank Strazzeri. Strazzatonic. Taurus / Frames / View from Within by Frank Strazzeri
Taurus on Frank Strazzeri. Strazzatonic. Taurus / Frames / View from Within by Frank Strazzeri
After the Rain on Frank Strazzeri. Strazzatonic. Taurus / Frames / View from Within by Frank Strazzeri
Lazy Moments on Frank Strazzeri. Strazzatonic. Taurus / Frames / View from Within by Frank Strazzeri
Rush Hour on Frank Strazzeri. Strazzatonic. Taurus / Frames / View from Within by Frank Strazzeri
Strazzatonic on Frank Strazzeri. Strazzatonic. Taurus / Frames / View from Within by Frank Strazzeri
Black Orpheus on Jazz Showcase by Kai Winding
Lush Life on Nobody Else But Me by Frank Strazzeri
Calcutta on Frank Strazzeri. Strazzatonic. Taurus / Frames / View from Within by Frank Strazzeri
Emily on Nobody Else But Me by Frank Strazzeri

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Band Members
Discography



Title Artist Year Type
That's HimFrank Strazzeri2017Album
StrazzatonicFrank Strazzeri2016Compil.
Funk & EsotericFrank Strazzeri2000Album
Thanks For You, A Tribute To Bud PowellFrank Strazzeri1994Album
Somebody Loves MeFrank Strazzeri And His Woodwinds West1994Album
Warm MoodsBill Perkins, Frank Strazzeri1992Album
And Finally, RomanoJoe Romano Quartet, Joe Romano, Frank Strazzeri, John Leftwich, John Dentz1987Album
BalladsDon Menza & Frank Strazzeri1987Album
Inside OutBob Summers Quintet With Lanny Morgan, Frank Strazzeri, John Heard And Chuck Flores1984Album
Horn Of PlentyDon Menza With Chuck Findley, Bill Reichenbach, Frank Strazzeri, Frank De La Rosa, John Dentz1979Album
Woody James Presents Jazz CrystallizationsShelly Manne, Frank Strazzeri, Steve Wilkerson, Dave Stone, Woody James1978Album
StrazFrank Strazzeri1977Album
After The RainFrank Strazzeri1976Album
FramesFrank Strazzeri1975Album
TaurusFrank Strazzeri1973Album
That's Him & This Is NewFrank Strazzeri1969Album
TimelessPete Deluke Quartet Featuring Billy Higgins With Frank Strazzeri And Jeff LittletonAlbum
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