Frankie

Pianist, singer and composer. Any style, any mood.

Frankie is a Christchurch based musician, making a name for herself in many areas in the city’s music scene. She is primarily a jazz pianist, working on her craft at Ara Music Arts. Frankie also sings and plays contemporary music, using her artistic flare to create original material and arrange covers, of which have a unique sound influenced by jazz, soul and groove.

Frankie

Pianist, singer and composer. Any style, any mood.

Frankie is a Christchurch based musician, making a name for herself in many areas in the city’s music scene.  She is primarily a jazz pianist, working on her craft at Ara Music Arts. Frankie also sings and plays contemporary music, using her artistic flare to create original material and arrange covers, of which have a unique sound influenced by jazz, soul and groove.

Interestingly, Frankie started as a classical pianist, completing grade exams up to grade 8, where she achieved Distinction. Her love for jazz and groove began in high school where she joined the school jazz band. Over her 5 years at Marian College, she developed connections with other musicians, played in school musicals and expanded her musical knowledge of all areas of music.

Frankie has been involved in many events and projects over the last 10 years. She is currently involved with multiple bands:

Riviera, an alternative rock band led by Mim Jensen

The Appletree Duo, a jazz/groove/soul duo.

Sammy G and the Apple trees, a larger ensemble influenced by the Appletree Duo.

The Tail Feathers, A swinging band that plays Motown, rock n roll and pop songs from the 1960s and 70s.

The Mighty Mighty’s, a pan-genre performance, from folk to pop and everything in-between. Ranges from duo to larger ensemble.

These bands are performing in venues across the Christchurch scene

She also takes on board any opportunity to jam with other musicians in Christchurch and is willing to play any style.

Aside from the groups Frankie is a part of, she is also working hard on developing her original material and plans to release an album by the end of 2018.

 


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