Born: April 1, 1947
Bassist, composer, educator Frank Tusa has had a wide variety of recording, and performing experiences with such diverse artists as Art Blakey, Buddy Montgomery, Stan Getz, Chet Baker, Tommy Flanagan,Pepper Adams, Shelly Manne, Bobby Hutcherson, Johnny Griffin, Herb Ellis, Art Farmer, Richie Beirach,Randy Brecker, Freddie Hubbard, John Abercrumbie, George Cables and many other great jazz artists. Tusa’s early recordings are with jazz legends Paul Bley, Don Cherry and Dave Liebman. Frank was one of the original members of Dave Liebman’s critically acclaimed group “Lookout Farm”.
In 1980 Frank relocated to San Francisco after spending many years learning and working through the ranks of his native New York City scene...
AwardsNational Endowment of the Jazz Performance Fellowship Grant
Father TimeOriginal Jazz Classics
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