ANDREW FRANKHOUSE – 8PM & 10PM

10
/ Jan
Monday
2016

ANDREW FRANKHOUSE – 8PM & 10PM

Venue
TWINS JAZZ
Time
08:00 pm - 12:00 am
Price
$10.00
Personnel
Andrew Frankhouse – saxophones
Kris Monson – double bass
Kelton Norris – drums
Bio
Recent Washington DC transplant and saxophonist Andrew Frankhouse picked up the instrument 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.
Andrew then spent eight transformative years in Boston, intensively studying jazz and classical saxophone, piano, and theory with some of the area’s most highly regarded musicians. There he began to develop his personal sound and approach to the instrument, and a musical conception built around relationships of color, space, time, form, tradition, and the distortion and manipulation thereof. In addition to jazz, Andrew worked as a freelancer and doubler in a variety of musical settings including pit orchestras, wedding and function bands, classical wind ensembles, and club dates with singer-songwriter, blues, R&B, hip-hop, funk, and neo-soul acts. Gray/Slate/Yellow, Andrew’s first album as a leader, was released in 2011, and features Boston heavyweight bassist Sean Farias and ultra-versatile New York drummer Ignacio Rivas Bixio, playing seven of Andrew’s original compositions.
In addition to performing, Andrew worked for five years building a new 5-12 music program from scratch at the Innovation Academy Charter School in Tyngsboro, MA in 2010. HIs accomplishments during his tenure include creating new coursework in musicology, electronic music, aesthetics, and African American music, conducting high school musical productions, and laying the groundwork for school-wide vocal and instrumental performance programs.
More information about Andrew’s musical and educational pursuits can be found at http://www.andrewfrankhouse.com