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Frank Potenza
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    Roundwound Nickel-Plated Steel / 14 sets from 008-038 to 013-056

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  • Frank Potenza

    Instrument
    Electric Guitar, Bass
    Genre
    Jazz
    Strings
    Custom Gauged (14-18-24w-32-40-52) Guitar Boomers, La Classique classical strings, Bass Progressives

    Capri Records Ltd. recording artist Frank Potenza is a protégé of the legendary jazz guitarist Joe Pass. He is an active educator, composer, arranger, and performer with nine solo albums to his credit. He has performed in concert with Dizzy Gillespie, Joe Pass, Bud Shank, Mose Allison, James Moody, Brother Jack McDuff, George Van Eps, Mundell Lowe, Joe Sample, Wilton Felder, Ronnie Laws, Joe Diorio, Ernie Watts, Harold Land, John Clayton, Buddy Collette, Andy Simpkins, Ernie Andrews, Jeff Hamilton, Dr. Lonnie Smith and many other jazz luminaries. From 1996 through 1999 he toured as a member of the Gene Harris Quartet. He is a featured soloist on Alley Cats, Harris’ final recording for Concord Records. Frank has performed locally at the Orange County Performing Arts Center and the Cerritos Center for the Performing Arts.

    He currently tours in support of his latest release For Joe, a tribute to Joe Pass. Frank is a Full Professor and Chair of the Guitar Program at the USC Thornton School of Music in Los Angeles. He is the author of several texts for the USC Thornton Guitar Instructional Series which is published by Mel Bay Publications, the world’s largest publisher of guitar materials.

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