He may only be in his 20’s, but Alex Frank has already established himself as a first-call bassist for film (Jersey Boys, Black Nativity), television (You’re The Worst, Modern Family, Friends With Better Lives), and records (Bruce Forman, Dave Damiani). Along with pianist Peter Smith and guitarist John Storie, Alex recently founded the group Too Marvelous For Words, a tribute to the original Nat King Cole trio, which has begun touring nationally.
Alex has also become an in-demand accompanist for jazz singers Landau Eugene Murphy, Jr. (America’s Got Talent winner, 2011), Renee Olstead (TV’s Still Standing, The Secret Life of the American Teenager), Spencer Day, Jackie Ryan, Erin Boheme, Sara Gazarek, Jane Monheit, James Tormé, Melissa Morgan, and film icon Molly Ringwald. For singer Dave Damiani, Alex co-produced his newest album, Midlife Crisis, as well as performing on all 13 tracks and co-writing the title song. This album features I’ve Been Around, a new song by Oscar and Grammy winners Johnny Mandel (The Shadow of Your Smile) and Marilyn & Alan Bergman (The Way We Were), which Alex and Johnny Mandel co-arranged. Alex is Damiani’s musical director and main arranger.
Additionally, Alex is the bassist in jazz trios with pianist Tamir Hendelman (Barbra Streisand) and guitarist Bruce Forman (Ray Brown), and has recorded with them as well. In fact he is the bassist on Forman’s latest album, The Book of Forman, also featuring Marvin “Smitty” Smith on drums. His touring has taken him around the world, performing at such prestigious venues as New York’s Café Carlyle, Seattle’s Jazz Alley, and the Java Jazz Festival in Jakarta, Indonesia.