Frank Coklay Frank Coklay

Frank is a gifted instrumentalist and vocalist who's talent was cultivated in the church. At the age of 11, he began on the bass guitar and has never looked back. Primarily self-taught, Frank immersed himself in multiple genres listening to Jazz Fusion, R&B, Funk and Classical styles and was fortunate to have two classes with Smooth Jazz Artist Gerald Veasley. With 'big-ears' and a good feel he developed a sound and style that is effective across many genres. For a brief period, he participated in the Gospel Jazz group 'Breath of Heaven' getting to play with keyboardist and producer Donald Robinson. One of the exciting points of his career during this time was getting to open for the legendary jazz group 'Yellowjackets'. Yet another memorable moment for him was performing with legendary jazz fusion artist Jeff Lorber at the Loews hotel in Philadelphia. Recently, Frank co-created 'JazzStream' with his wife Darcell. They are a bass guitar and vocal duo which performs creative versions of mainstream jazz ballads among other styles.


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