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Frank Marocco

Born: January 2, 1931    Primary Instrument: Accordion

Frank Marocco

Frank Marocco was born in Joliet, Illinois USA 1/2/31. He studied classical Accordion for 9 years in The Chicago area. Frank Marocco also studied clarinet, Piano, Harmony & Theory. Began his professional career playing in clubs and hotels all over America with a Trio he organized at age 18. Jazz was his first Love but the opportunity to make a living playing Jazz was not easy and he eventually made his way west to Los Angeles where he worked as a session studio Musician becoming one of the most recorded Accordionists in the world playing on hundreds of Movie soundtracks, TV shows and record dates. He has recorded film music with a long list of composers; John Williams, Quincy Jones, Elmer Bernstein, Michele Le Grand, Henry Mancini and dozens of others. Frank Marocco has also played with some of the best Jazz Musicians in America and Europe; Ray Brown, Jeff Hamilton, Zoot Sims, Joe Pass, Joey Baron, Herb Ellis, Ray Pizzi, Ivor Malherbe, Massimo Tagliata, Conti Candoli, Philippe Cornaz, John Pattatucchi, Mats Vinding, Mogens Baekgaard Andersen, Marcel Papaux, Angela Hagenbach, Ron Feuer, Richard Galliano, Peter Erskine, Klaus Paier, Renzo Ruggieri, Pete Christlieb, Larry Koonse, Simone Zanchini, Andy Simpkins, Bob Shepard, Frank Rossolino, Jim Hall, Abraham Laboriel, Dan Higgin, Grant Geissman, Luis Conte and Stix Hooper just to name a few. His passion is Jazz and in recent years has been playing concerts in Europe, Japan and Brazil....
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Awards:

.R.A.S. most valuable Player Award-1985 and 1986.*** Honored and received the "Golden Reed" Award-1994 in Castelfidardo, Italy.*** Inducted into the Accordion Hall of Fame Museum in Vicenza, Italy May, 2000.*** Received the presitgous "Lifetime Achievement Award" by The American Accordionists' Association - June 4, 2006*** June 2nd Concert Pix*** June 3rd gathering Pix*** June 4th Award Banquet Pix*** More Banquet Pix*** Even More Banquet Pix***
Traveling "in time" with Frank Marocco 50th anniversary Jazz Accordion The ultimate collection 1960-2010 FRANK MAROCCO "TURNS UP THE FLAME" RELEASED AUGUST 2010 CHANGES ORIGINAL OF FRANK MAROCCO RELEASED IN 2010 Jazz on the Road Book and Sound 3 Cd´s + 146 Pagers in german and english Released in May 2009 - Germany Karthause-Schmülling Appassionato Barvin Reprinted 2008 Bebop Buffet - NEW RELEASE - October, 2006 - Frank went all the way to Italy (after being in Germany to record 'Just Friends') in the Spring of 2006 and recorded this great new "Accordion Jazz Duo" featuring Simone Zanchini of Italy. You must hear this album to believe it... Just Friends - Frank went all the way to Germany in the Spring of 2006 and recorded this great new "Frank Marocco Group" CD featuring 12 terrific tracks including: Just Friends, Ti Voglio Bene, Frankly Speaking, Oblivion, Samba De Orfeu, Spring is Here, Caravan, and more... Freedom Flight - Includes NINE Original Frank Marocco Compositions. Recorded at Studio Tube, Rances - CH by Marc Champod, on June 19 - 20, 1995. Accordion: Frank Marocco Vibes: Philippe Cornaz Double-Bass: Ivor Malherbe Drums: Marcel Papaux Made In Germany - Included on this CD is all you could ever wish for, perfect timing combined with melodic feeling and harmonic versatility performed with improvised fantasy and virtuoso ease.

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Primary Instrument:
Accordion

Willing to teach:
Advanced students only.

Credentials/Background:
Lessons: General using of the accordion in the various Jazz Stiles How to use the left and right hand of the accordion for harmonics and rhythms The Advanced techniques in the using of the standard bass (stradella) for the combination of Jazz Chords and harmonies. How to accompany other jazz players and solutions for different formations. In the world of accordion performance, Frank Marocco is a giant. Not only for his mastery of the instrument itself, but for his highly developed musicality. In any style, on the concert stage or in the recording studio, his playing is technically brilliant and musically superb. Frank Marocco is one of the most recorded accordionist in America (and, possibly, the world), having played on a vast number of movie soundtracks, television scores, commercial jingles and record albums, in the studios of Hollywood and beyond. He has recorded for and/or worked with artists ranging from Brian Wilson, Pink Floyd and Madonna to Luciano Pavarotti, conductor Maxim Shostakovich and composer John Williams. He was nominated eight years in a row for the Most Valuable Player Award by the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences (N.A.R.A.S) and received that award twice. Frank is also a consummate jazz artist and a gifted composer with several of his own albums to his credit. He has played his music for audiences all over the world. For Informations: Veneto Jazz - Tel. +39 0423 452069 workshop@venetojazz.com www.venetojazz.com

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