Genre: Big Bands, Jazz Bands
Location: Nashville, Tennessee
About Frankie Staton:
Frankie Staton is a multi-talented Lady with a genuine love for MUSIC. A versatile pianist, songwriter, and vocalist-she performs everything from Country to Gospel to R&B, Broadway and light Jazz.
Her first record, "Every Now & Then," was written to the memory of fourteen month old Amanda Thompson. Performed with a symphony of Nashville's finest musicians, she raised over $5,000 for Vanderbilt Hospital to be given to children needing liver transplants. Her second record, "Leading Lady," is an original song that was released on an album on Polygram Records-entitled Trade Secrets. Her third and first self-produced project is an all original Christmas album. It contains a mix of original contemporary Christian Christmas songs, a pop love ballad, and a bluesy tune. Frankie is comfortable whether on the Grand Piano alone, fronting a R&B band or singing swing-jazz tunes with a trio.
She has appeared in many hotels and restaurants in Nashville, including Marriott, Park Suite, Mere' Bulles, Merchants, Sailmaker, Fifth Quarter, The Brass Rail, Richland Country Club, and Maryland Farms Country Club.
She has also appeared at the Ritz Carlton, Buckhead, Atlanta, Georgia, The Pithzer Hotel, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, Patrick's, Dallas, Texas, The Copper Kettle, Aspen, Colorado, The Literature and Book Show, and The Governor's Mansion's Week of the Young Child, 1992.
She performs at the Bluebird Cafe, often to standing ovations.
She performed with confidence at The Apollo in New York City. (Often dubbed the most difficult stage in America.)
Frankie is a regular on the "Early Morning Show", (a ten year veteran). She has appeared on The Nashville Gospel Show, Good News Breaks, The Bobby Jones Gospel Show. Nashville Now, Be a Star, American Magazine, and many others.
Frankie is interested in television, movies, and commercials, as an actress, singer, and comedian. She is often found at Nashville's premier jazz club, Mere' Bulles or the historic newly renovated, renown Hermitage Hotel. She is a regular at the Silver Stirrup, the Piano Bar in The Chute Complex. Catch her whenever possible!!
Rehearsal Dinner Bands
You Raised me up
Somewhere In Time , The Raphsody
Ice Castles, Through the Eyes of Love
The Wind Beneath My wings
Titantic/My heart Will go On
Because you Loved Me(Celine Dion)
Chariots of Fire
Climb Every Mountain
Romeo ad Juliet
God Bless the Broken Road
To make you feel my love
The young and the Restless theme
The Guiding light theme
Three times a lady
The Lord's Prayer
Partial List of Jazz
Norah Jones: Don't know why I didn't call, The Nearness of you, Waiting for you to come on home
Louis Armstrong: What a wonderful world, The glory of Love
Nate Cole: When I fall in love,Mona Lisa, Straighten up and fly right,Rt. 66,
Ray Charles: Makin' Whoopee,Georgia on my mind
Sinatra: Summerwind, Strangers in the night,My way, Whose got the last laugh now
Buble': All of me, Sunny side of the street, San Francisco