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Frank Collett

Collett, Frank, piano; b. 3 May 1941. Joseph and Mary Taglieri became the proud parents of their first child, Frank. The family had a great appreciation for music, which they shared with Frank and their other two children, Johnny and Anna Marie. Frank's grandfather was an accomplished musician who worked woodwinds and performed with Arturo Toscanini. His father was an operatic tenor, who performed at the Hippodrome, Carnegie Hall and The Academy of Music. His mother was a classical pianist who performed numerous recitals and accompanied various opera singers. During Frank's formative years, he became enchanted by the sound of music as he listened to his mother play the piano

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Frank Collett, RIP

Frank Collett, RIP

Producer Dick Bank reports that pianist Frank Collett died of liver failure yesterday in Pasadena, California. Collett was 74. He led his own trio and in the course of his careerworked with Louis Armstrong, Zoot Sims, Shelly Manne, Dizzy Gillespie, Benny Carter, Freddie Hubbard and a list of vocalists that included Carmen McRae, Sarah Vaughan, Ernestine ...

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Salute to Stan Kenton: Artistry in Contrast

Read "Salute to Stan Kenton: Artistry in Contrast" reviewed by Jack Bowers

Artistry in Rhythm, the Ken Poston / Los Angeles Jazz Institute's 2009 homage to the renowned bandleader Stan Kenton, was held October 8-11 at the Sheraton LAX Four Points Hotel. As always, there was much to see, hear and admire: films, panel discussions, special presentations and, last but not least, no fewer than nineteen concerts by ...


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