Frank POTENZA  JAZZ GUITARIST

 
 

Welcome!

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 through 1999 and is a featured soloist on Alley Cats, Gene's last recording for Concord Records. He currently leads his own groups and tours in support of his latest Capri Records Ltd. release entitled Old New Borrowed & Blue.

He is a full Professor and Chair of the Studio/Jazz 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.

                                                                                   


 

For Joe
available on the
Order Page

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For Booking Information, please click HERE to get info on booking concerts or clinics.

Copyright © 2013 Potenza Enterprises


All artwork herein Copyright © 1995-2013 Frank Potenza

All RIGHTS RESERVED

LATEST NEWS

The new recording
For Joe
was released on September 17, 2013 on
Capri Records Ltd.

4-star review on “For Joe” in Downbeat magazine Jan 2014 

Guitar Player magazine review, Jan 2014

Just Jazz cover story and review of CD and documentary
(link to be activated soon)

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The jazzumentary A Not So Average Joe documents the historic two day recording session of the tribute album For Joe honoring Joe Pass. 

It was recorded using the same personnel that Joe had on his 1964 Pacific Jazz album For Django: John Pisano on second guitar, Jim Hughart on bass, and Colin Bailey on drums, Joe's working band for many years.


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