All About Jazz

Home » Musicians » Andrew Frankhouse

Andrew Frankhouse

Andrew Frankhouse picked up the saxophone at age 10, while growing up in the buzzing metropolis of Cedar Rapids, IA. He was fortunate to get his start in an exceptional public school music program, which gave him the opportunity to gain valuable experience playing in wind ensembles, big bands, pit orchestras, and stage bands. While living in Asheville, North Carolina he worked extensively with local and regional acts in jazz, jam band, funk, rock, and R&B contexts, playing all over the Southeast. He was also commissioned to write arrangements for swing fiddle legend Bobby Hicks in 2006 and 2007. He is currently active in the Boston area, performing with his own groups, and appearing with other artists in straight-ahead, latin, GB, and experimental settings.

Frankhouse’s first album with his trio, Gray/Slate/Yellow, was released in December, 2011. The ensemble includes outstanding Boston bassist Sean Farias and New York-based drummer Ignacio Rivas. Gray/Slate/Yellow features seven of Frankhouse’s compositions, each based on different relationships of color, time, tradition, space, and form. From the liner notes: “The music on this record is based on two unifying principles: 1) An improvising ensemble doesn’t need complex tunes, forms, or concepts to find its voice. 2) Freely improvised music doesn’t need to lack direction, purpose, or accessibility.”

In 2010, Andrew was hired to create a new 5-12th grade music program for the Innovation Academy Charter School in Tyngsboro, MA

Read more


Primary Instrument


Willing to teach

Beginner to advanced


Massachusetts K-12 Music Education License M. M. - Longy School of Music B.A. - University of North Carolina at Asheville Private Study: Charlie Banacos, George Garzone, Peter Cassino, Kenneth Radnofsky




Self Produced


Shop Amazon

All About Jazz needs your support

All About Jazz & Jazz Near You were built to promote jazz music: both recorded albums and live events. We rely primarily on venues, festivals and musicians to promote their events through our platform. With club closures, limited reopenings and an uncertain future, we've pivoted our platform to collect, promote and broadcast livestream concerts to support our jazz musician friends. This is a significant but neccesary step that will help musicians and venues now, and in the future. You can help offset the cost of this essential undertaking by making a donation today. In return, we'll deliver an ad-free experience (which includes hiding the sticky footer ad). Thank you!

Get more of a good thing

Our weekly newsletter highlights our top stories and includes your local jazz events calendar.