Born: November 29, 1957 Primary Instrument: Sax, tenor
Frank Caruso & Jim Massoth are a part of the Chicago jazz scene like the sky is blue. They are the very definition of Chicago jazzmen.
Individually, they have played every musical role there is to play- student, teacher, mentor, artist, sideman, leader- and every kind of gig, too, from the old-time sawdust joint to the White House and other hallowed halls. They’ve each spent a lifetime mastering the language of jazz. They’ve learned both the vocabulary and the syntax, and over the course of the many thousands of hours spent with axe in hand they’ve become emotionally articulate in a way that sets them apart from the journeymen and places them firmly in the world of musical artistry....