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Born and raised in Queens, New York, Frank returned to New York after receiving his Bachelor of Music in Saxophone and Flute from Loyola University's College of Music (New Orleans, LA) in 1985.  While hitting the rehearsal bands, working with society bands, leading his own quartet, and working in the Latin music scene in the evenings and on weekends, Frank worked as a Financial/Operations Analyst for large independent film company in New York.

 

Frank has performed with Eddie Daniels, Bobby Shew, the Temptations, the Four Seasons, Loren Shoenberg, Victor Goines, the Stan Rubin Orchestra, the Lynn Oliver Orchestra, Los Tremendos de Colombia, Los Chevres de Colombia, and Las Chicas.  He performed in the reed section for off-broadway productions of "Mame" and "No, No, Nanette".  He has participated in three of the last five Wilmington "First Night" celebrations. 

 

Frank studied saxophone with Paul McGinley, Rob Lockart, Dennis Anderson and piano with Leanne Ledgerwood.  He attended Master classes led by Milt Hinton, "Big Nick" Nicholas, David Liebman, Mel Lewis, Rob McConnell, Thomas Niefinger and Dr. Billy Taylor.  He can sight read anything and looks to new musical challenges.

 

Since relocating to Wilmington, DE in 1995, Frank has added oboe to his increasing list of doubles, performed at Birdland, and in 1999 premiered an original composition for two saxophones at Merkin Hall in New York.  He is currently working on a suite for piano and orchestra, and computer music composition.

 

Frank is accepting committed students.  His emphasis is on sound production and technique.

 

Membership:  International Association of Jazz Educators (IAJE);

                       International Double Reed Society (IDRS)

 

To contact Frank McKitty with comments or questions:  email   frankmck@comcast.net          

                                                                                       Or call  610-364-0643  

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