Musician, educator, and composer Frank Vitolo was born and raised in the Pacific Northwest. Since graduating from Western Washington University, Frank has been living in Seattle where he is creating music with some of Seattle's elite musicians. Frank has founded active projects such as the Frank Vitolo Quartet and funk sensation Bad News Botanists. Listeners have described his playing as reminiscent of Jazz titans Joshua Redman and John Coltrane. His playing is fluid and unapologetic, displaying a deep understanding of Jazz vocabulary. Frank was nominated as Emerging Artist of the Year 2017 by Earshot Jazz Magazine for his contribution to the Seattle music scene and his rising popularity. Though Jazz is as close to his heart as family, he plays in a variety of projects from Rock, Blues, Hip Hop, Soul, Pop and more. He is an artist who explores the unknown and is always ready to jump dimensions.
Days at Saffron: Thursdays
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Instruments: Sax, Clarinet, Flute