"Frank Catalano is John Coltrane Energy for the 21st Century” – Downbeat Magazine
Frank Catalano’s latest release Love Supreme Collective is a tribute to the inspiration that John Coltrane and his music has given to Catalano throughout his career. The new release which debuted at #1 on the iTunes sales charts, features a powerhouse band backing Catalano including legendary Smashing Pumpkin drummer Jimmy Chamberlin, former Megadeth guitarist Chris Poland, Brand X bassist Percy Jones and Kneebody keyboardist Adam Benjamin.
Watch the Frank Catalano Group with special guest Jimmy Chamberlin on Drums "Live at Mayne Stage"
Catalano is currently touring with his group, the Frank Catalano Group and on select dates the Frank Catalano/Jimmy Chamberlin Super Group!
This has been a busy year for Catalano along with his latest chart topping release he also has a brand new Hal Leonard instructional book/DVD and is currently performing clinics and concerts throughout the country.
Frank Catalano's new Ropeadope Recording debuted at #1 on the iTunes Jazz sales chart. "Love Supreme Collective" is an homage to John Coltrane and features Jimmy Chamberlin (Smashing Pumpkins), Percy Jones (Brand X), Chris Poland (Megadeath), and Adam Benjamin (Kneebody). Frank's Savoy/Columbia recording “Bang!” debuted at #12 on the Billboard Jazz Charts. Frank’s recording, “Mighty Burner” was on the Billboard Charts for 20 straight weeks.
Now 37 years old, 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.
No stranger to adversity, Catalano lost his right middle finger in an automotive mishap. After several surgeries and much effort, Catalano relearned his signature technique, making him one of the most in-demand musicians today. An entrepreneur, Catalano has patented a device that allows him to control his saxophone via MIDI components. He is also the spokesperson, clinician and performing artist for companies such as Yamaha, Rico/D'Addario, and JodyJazz, and can be seen in print ads worldwide. Catalano's songs have been used in the ad campaigns of Motorola, Jaguar, Land Rover, and Budweiser as well as numerous TV and film productions.