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Frank Colon
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PROFILE
During his career, Frank has performed and recorded with The Manhattan Transfer, Weather Report, Aretha Franklin, Wayne Shorter, Gato Barbieri, Thalia, Harry Belafonte, Airto Moreira, Flora Purim, Mickey Hart, Milton Nascimento, Michel Camilo, Nestor Torres, Janis Siegel, Ray Anderson, Herbie Hancock, Mary J. Blige, Chet Baker, Jaco Pastorious, Michael Galasso, Gilberto Gil, Michel Camilo, Tania Maria, George Clinton, Larry Coryell, Julito Collazo, The Kremlin Chamber Orchestra, Jimmy Smith and many others.

RECORDINGS
Recordings as a leader: (1) “Frank Colon – Live at Vartan Jazz” and (2) “Latin Wonder”. Also featured on recordings and videos with: The Manhattan Transfer, Wayne Shorter, Gato Barbieri, Thalia, Harry Belafonte, Airto Moreira, Flora Purim, Mickey Hart, Milton Nascimento, Janis Siegel, Ray Anderson, Herbie Hancock, Mary J. Blige, Michael Galasso, Gilberto Gil, Michel Camilo, Tania Maria, Michael Wolff, Michel Petrucciani, Charles Earland, Barbara Dennerlein, Wagner Tiso, Robertinho Silva, Towa Tei, George Clinton, Julito Collazo, The Kremlin Chamber Orchestra, among others.

INFLUENCES
The Beatles, Mongo Santamaria, Airto Moreira, Willie Bobo, Tito Puente, Mozart, Ravi Shankar, Samir Chatterjee, Jimi Hendrix, Julito Collazo, The Rolling Stones.

ADVICE TO ASPIRING MUSICIANS
“In this wonderful journey of life, as well as in your quest for excellence and happiness, you will encounter all types of obstacles – this is an inevitable fact of human development. As you come across these stumbling blocks, I urge you to use them as springboards, stimulating yourself to exert greater and more concentrated effort towards the realization of your goals and aspirations! Take this to heart: freedom of body, mind and the creative spirit are only obtainable through constancy of purpose! And, by no other means but by self-discipline can this be achieved.”


Frank Colon pictured with Thalia.