Frank Potenza

Frank Potenza

Fri, November 3, 2017

6:30 pm

Frank Potenza - guitar
Jeff Jenkins - organ
Todd Reid - drums

Frank’s most recent CD For Joe is a tribute to Joe Pass and was released along with an award-winning documentary film about the making of it entitled A Not So Average Joe. His previous Capri release is called Old, New, Borrowed & Blue. It features Frank in an organ trio, a favorite configuration of his. This performance with be with an organ trio featuring Frank on guitar, solo guitar and vocals along with Denver stalwarts Jeff Jenkins on organ, and Todd Reid on drums.

Frank Potenza
Frank Potenza
Capri recording artist and educator Frank Potenza is a protege of the late, great Joe Pass and an active composer and performer with nine solo albums to his credit.

In addition to his extensive freelance recording experience he has performed in concert with Dizzy Gillespie, George Van Eps, Joe Pass, Bud Shank, Mose Allison, James Moody, Harry "Sweets" Edison, Brother Jack McDuff, and many others.

Frank toured and recorded as a member of the Gene Harris Quartet from 1996 to 2000 and is a featured soloist on Alley Cats, Gene's last recording for Concord Records. He currently plays solo concerts and also leads his own groups, touring in support of his latest Capri Records Ltd. release entitled For Joe.

He is a full Professor and Chair of the Guitar Program at the Flora L. Thornton School of Music, University of Southern California. He holds a Bachelors degree from the Berklee College of Music in Boston Massachusetts and a Master of Arts degree from California State University Los Angeles.
Venue Information:
Dazzle @ Baur's
1512 Curtis St.
Denver, CO, 80202
http://dazzlejazz.com