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Frank Smith

Music Bio

Frank is a well-established Phoenix musician who is recognized for his work on Tenor Sax, Alto Sax, Piano, Keyboards, Clarinet and Flute.

Performances and Performers

Over the years, Frank has performed with over three dozen internationally-famous artists who represent a wide range of styles and modalities… from Gladys Knight to Glenn Campbell… from Bob Newhart to the Phoenix Symphony.


Frank has numerous television credits, including featured soloist on CBS’ Evening Shade and ABC’s B.L. Stryker.


As an arranger, Frank has created charts for shows at Harrah’s Las Vegas, the Fiesta Bowl and many local and national bands and groups.

Studio Work

Frank is a sought-after studio musician who has played on many commercials, including Oasis Water Beds, Desert Toyota, and Continental Bank.


Frank has dozens of years of teaching experience.  Some of the places he has taught:

  • Arizona State University 

  • University of Montana

  • Maricopa Community Colleges

  • Phoenix Art Museum and

  • Phoenix’s world-renowned Musical Instrument Museum


Education, Awards and Honors

  • Bachelor of Music in composition, Arizona State University

  • Four-year, full tuition band activity performance scholarship

  • President, Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia: Kappa Nu Chapter

  • Musician of the Month, Jazz in AZ


Fun Facts

  • Frank is an instrument rated commercial pilot

  • Frank is a Master Practitioner of Neuro-Linguistic-Programming

  • Frank is a hypnotherapist and Life Coach. Check out my coaching website:

  • And perhaps most impressive of all: Frank has earned his living only through music his entire life! (Not an easy thing to do in Phoenix, Arizona!)

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