Frank Catalano

Frank Catalano

 Chicago, Illinois, USA
BandJazzSoul

I signed with the Legendary Savoy Records and Columbia Music Entertainment in 2008. My latest CD Bang! was on the Billboard sales chart for a long time and got a ton a great reviews and radio play. A relaxed studio recording that I got to bust out some Sop and Alto Flute for. Good Times:)!!!

Biography

Frank Catalano makes his Savoy label debut with “Bang!” Bang! debuted at #12 on the Billboard Jazz Charts. Frank’s previous CD, “Mighty Burner” was on the Billboard Charts for 20 straight weeks. Catalano is the only known saxman to have performed with Miles Davis, Randy Brecker, Charles Earland, Elvin Jones, Stan Getz, Betty Carter, Von Freeman, Tito Puente, Tony Bennett, Les Claypool and Louis Bellson while still in high school! This led to his signing to Delmark Records at age 18 and a string of critically acclaimed recordings. Catalano has been heard by millions of people all over the world thanks in part to 3 Grammy-winning and 11 Grammy-nominated recordings with artists such as Jennifer Lopez, Destiny’s Child, and John Legend. He recently performed live on the Oprah Winfrey TV show with singer/composer Seal.

Discography

FULL ALBUMS

BANG! (2008)

MIGHTY BURNER (2005)

LIVE AT THE GREEN MILL (2001)

YOU TALKIN' TO ME? (1999)

PINS 'N' NEEDLES (1999)

CUT IT OUT! (1998)

SPECIAL RELEASES

LIVE ONLY (2010)

LOVE BUGALOO (2007)

STREET JAZZ (2004)

OTHER ALBUMS

ALBUM NAME
Destiny's Child - Girl Remix - Columbia Records

Jennifer Lopez - Get Right - Columbia Records

John Legend - Ordinary People Remix - Columbia Records

Matrix Soundtrack - Maverick/Warner Bros

Tony Bennett - Here's To The Ladies - Columbia Records

Charles Earland's Jazz Organ Summit featuring Dr. Lonnie Smith, Jimmy McGriff and Johnny Hammond Smith - Cannonball Records

Charles Earland - Gospel According to Earland - Lord and Earland Records

Barrett Deems - Groovin' Hard - Delmark Records

Delmark 45th Anniversary featuring Buddy Guy, Junior Wells - Delmark Records

Delmark 50th Anniversary featuring Von Freeman, Ari Brown - Delmark Records

Chicago Marathon Compilation featuring Randy Brecker - Lakeside Records

Vandoren "VandoJazz" Sampler - Vandoren Records

Buddy Defranco and John Burnett Orchestra - Swinging in the Windy City - Lakeside Records

Frank Catalano - 7 of 9 - Blue Note/Premonition Records

Frank Catalano/Paul Wertico - Let Your Garden Grow - Reel Sounds Recordings

Louie Bellson - "Live at the Jazz Showcase" Video - Showcase Videos

Miles Davis - "Live at the Southshore" - Live Recording

Les Claypool - "Live at the Vic Theater" - Prawnsong Records

Randy Brecker/Frank Catalano - Cafe Ennui - Jazzfest Recordings

Von Freeman/Frank Catalano/Ari Brown - Live at the JVC Jazz Fest - Festival Recordings

Frank Catalano/Jeff "Tain" Watts and the Cresct Superband - Live at the Peaks Jazz Fest

Rick Drumm - Fatty Necrosis

Von Freeman/Frank Catalano - Live at the Chicago Jazz Festival - University of Chicago Press

Frank Catalano/Brian Bromberg with the Crescent Super Band - Live at the Park City Jazz Fest - Festival Recordings

Esperanza Spaulding and Frank Catalano - Concert/Clinic - American Fork Utah High School

1995 Grammy All-Star Big Band - Grammy Recordings

Chicago Metropolitan Jazz Orchestra - Live and Screaming - Lakeside Records

Chicago Metropolitan Jazz Orchestra - Labor of Love - Lakeside Records

Bill O'Connell Big Band - Contemporary Classics - Birdland Records

Frank Catalano/Wayne Burgeron/Mike Davis - Mandan Live - Live Recording

Motorola Cool Groves CD Sampler - Frank Catalano/TuPac - California Love

Land Rover CD Sampler - Street Jazz - A440 Records

Jaguar CD Sampler - Bucktown - A440 Records

Set List

1) Cold Duck Time
2) Blues For Vonski
3) What A Wonderful World
4) Sugar
5) Mighty Burner
6) Our Love Is Here To Stay
7) Bang!
8) Softly As In A Morning Sunrise
9) At Last
10) Shakin'