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Frank Catalano

Right place at the right time? Absolutely. Luck? Definitely. But after Frank Catalano stepped in for a no-show tenor sax during jazz organist Charles Earland's set at Andy's Jazz Club in Chicago (a club the then 17-year-old slick-talked his mother into taking him to) it wasnt luck that made him the youngest solo artist signed to the legendary Delmark label, a tour buddy of Tony Bennett, a U.S. Patent-holding sax innovator or the youngest saxophonist ever voted into the DOWNBEAT Critics Poll.

Catalano, who bought his first sax at 12 with the money he saved mowing lawns, is a member of a small, but exclusive club: young musicians who have experienced and worked with the greatness of people like Charles Earland, Tony Bennett, Von Freeman and Randy Brecker. At only 28, his experience —which includes a degree in classical composition from DePaul—fused with and a raw, natural talent create a saxophonist with missile-speed fingering and a unique styling that has attracted even the likes of Santana, whom he toured with at the ripe age of 18. Stars like John Legend, Jennifer Lopez and Destiny’s Child all have invited Catalano to contribute to some of the top albums of the past 12 months, including Maurice Joshua’s remix of John Legends Grammy award-winning song Ordinary People.

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Primary Instrument

Sax, tenor

Location

Chicago, IL

Willing to teach

Advanced students only.

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Events

Date Event Time Tickets
Oct4Tue Frank Catalano
Heavy Feather
Chicago, IL
6:00 pm
Oct5Wed Frank Catalano
American Museum of Natural History
New York, NY
6:00 pm
Oct6Thu Frank Catalano
The Hideout
Chicago, IL
8:00 pm
Oct17Mon Frank Catalano
Fine And Rare
New York, NY
6:00 pm
Nov12Sat Frank Catalano
Rosemont Theater
Chicago, IL
8:00 pm
Nov23Wed Frank Catalano
The Green Mill Jazz Club
Chicago, IL
11:50 pm
Nov30Wed Frank Catalano
Tula's
Seattle, WA
7:00 pm

Albums

Bye Bye Blackbird
Bye Bye Blackbird
Ropeadope
2016
buy
Bang!
Bang!
Savoy Jazz
2008
buy
Mighty Burner
Mighty Burner
Bright
2006
buy
[no cover]
Out It Out!?
Original Jazz Classics
1998
buy

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