Jon-Paul Frappier

Jon-Paul Frappier has worked with top names like Aretha Franklin, Destiny's Child, Michael Stewart and Alicia Keys. J.P. is a native Detroiter and is now calling Nashville home. Jon-Paul is a versatile jazz and commercial player, as well as an arranger, and composer. In a almost 20 year career he's had several TV appearances include HBO's “Comic Relief,” appeared in NBC's “Go For It” musical series and West Side Story.Jon-Paul has performed over the years with with: Dwele, Aretha Franklin, Destiny's Child, Roy Hargrove, Marcus Belgrave, James Carter, Ellis Marsalis, Luther Allison, Dennis Coffey, The Temptations, Dirty Dozen Brass Band, Room Full Of Blues, The Contours, Carl Craig, Kid Rock, Jeff Coffin, Chuck Findlay, The Machito Orchestra, Jerry Gonzalez and the list goes on

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nashville, TN

Willing to teach

Advanced students only.


private teaching since 1989. Marygrove College staff 1993-95. Private instructor at The Center for Creative Studies 1995-96. hours TBA, rates $40/ hr

Clinic/Workshop Information

jazz funk and world beat clinics with live bands

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