Frank Ponzio is a jazz pianist, composer, arranger and teacher. He has performed and collaborated with a variety of well-known artists, including Ben Vereen, David Amram, Phil Donahue, Jacques d’Amboise, Joe Beck, Nancy LaMott, Baby Jane Dexter, Bob McGrath of Sesame Street, Rosemary Loar, and Aisha Morris (Stevie Wonder's daughter).
He performs solo concerts and leads his own bands at the legendary Birdland, the Metropolitan Room, The Museum of Modern Art, Trinity Church, Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall, and Town Hall. As a music director, composer, and arranger, Frank has worked on numerous productions, including shows at the Brooklyn Academy of Music, Cooper-Hewitt Museum, and the Paramount Theater at Madison Square Garden.
"What I appreciate most about Frank Ponzio is his genuine sincerity towards and "across the footlights" connection with his audience. …. his rapport with the audience is a key aspect of the total performance .... He warmly invites his audience to enter his world and experience the same passion for the music that he personifies." Lawrence J. Knowles, Ph.D., Director of Arts, John Addison Concert Hall, Fort Washington, MD.
Sting*chronicity Tuesday, September 15, 2015 7:00pm 8:20pm See Calendar for more details.
A combination of monologues with a variety of musical arrangements of the contemporary songwriter, Sting.
featuring the vocalist, Rosemary Loar.
Frank Ponzio-piano & music director Tom Hubbard-bass Barry Kleinbort-director
"Rosemary Loar’s 'STING*chronicity' [at the Metropolitan Room] does what all good songbook shows are supposed to do: give you a fresh perspective on the music of an iconic composer and remind you of how well their songs stand up to a new interpretation. 'STING*chronicity' does more than that in that the songs are wrapped in a theatrical conceit, a series of monologues unveiling different characters, each with an unique perspective on the music of Sting. It’s the rare show that I want to see more than once, while, at the same time, it keeps sending me back to my Sting albums." Will Friedwald - Wall Street Journal
This Sunday and every Sunday
Inspiring & Transformational Teachings Spirit-filled New Thought Church with Gospel music and guided meditation.
Choir and Frank Ponzio, piano
587 Franklin Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11238
Doors Open: 10:30 AM
Celebration Begins: 11:00 AM
Filming and composing is taking place right now for a new project, Prehistoric Blues.
"Like jazz, each sculpture is both premeditated and improvisational, incorporating structural forms of ancient-styled instruments with her personal, sculptural journey. While the sculpture emerges, it finds its own voice, a palette of pitches and textures. Viewers are invited to explore them. Performance artists are invited to compose with them." Roberta Berman, sculptor, producer and director.
Roberta and several of us completed a 10 minute film earlier this year - Midnight to Midnight.
Video: Whisper Not
At the West End Lounge
with Kathyrn Allyn, vocals
Tom Hubbard, bass & Vito Lesczak, drums