Born: September 11, 1986 Primary Instrument: Piano
Bangalore based, jazz pianist Frijo Francis (1986) has been playing piano for almost 12 years. He underwent rigorous classical music training under the tutelage of Fr Thomas Chakkalamattath for almost 7 years and he now holds an ATCL degree from Trinity College of Music, London. His avid interest in improvisation led him to discover jazz and other forms of improvised music and has been pursuing it for the last 4-5 years; currently working as an educator, performer and active composer and arranger for many projects. Frijo has keen interest in funk and progressive instrumental music with the essence of Indian Classical and contemporary style. His musical notes are always a result of extensive experiments. He holds an extreme passion for rhythm and melody sections are his biggest strength. He has the talent of playing variety of instruments at a time like Latin rhythm on leg with piano playing along with Cowbell and Hi- Hats.
Awards:•ATCL, Trinity college of music London •Livewire, IIT Bombay "Best Keyboardist 2005 •Best Western Instrumentalist ,Calicut University Interzone Level -2005 ,2006 & 2007 •Awarded as a “Prathibha” at Bharatham Awards-2006.
Willing to teach:
Advanced students only.