His mother searched high and low. In every corner of the house, under the beds, she would search for her young son. Then hearing a sound from the closet, she’d open it up to find three-year-old Frankie strumming on his late grandfather’s acoustic guitar. Yes, at just three years of age, Frank Piombo knew that music would play an important role in his life.
Born and raised in Libya, Tripoli, to Italians parents, it’s no wonder that music was a constant in Frank’s life. At the tender age of six, Frank’s family would move to Rome (his mother’s birthplace), where he was inspired by the sounds of his father’s music. An avid accordion player, Frank was moved by the romantic tunes produced by his father, and their effects can be heard in Frank’s music even today.
By the time the family immigrated to the United States, at age eight, Frank was inspired by the sounds of the late fifties and early sixties, prompting him to take guitar lessons. But it was the sound of The Beatles that motivated Frank most, and helped the teen to focus more seriously on his music.
By his late teens, Frank was playing gigs at weddings and small venues, eventually graduating to known jazz venues in and around town.
Flash forward more than thirty years, and today Frank Piombo’s portfolio is an impressive one. Appearing as lead guitarist and vocalist alongside Sidewalk Symphony, The Fantasy Band, Stepping Out, The New Prince Band, US & Co, the Original Infernos; and sharing the stage with the likes of The Duprees, The Mello Kings, Vito and the Salutations, and Vito and the Elegants, Frank has proved to be much more than a jazz guitarist.
In addition to touring the New York Metropolitan Area, where he has built a solid fan base, Frank has also shared the stage with various European artists, such as “I Nuovi Angeli” and the “Formula Tre.”
Frank’s CDs (The Night Speaks; Sleepwalk; and Smooth Reminiscence) have led to a large international following, prompting several fan pages on Facebook. And his music is now heard throughout North America, and several other continents, including: Africa, Australia, Europe, and South America.
Frank Piombo holds the #1 jazz artist position in New Jersey, according to ReverbNation’s Jazz Charts!
Frank Piombo was accepted on the popular digital radio stations Pandora and iHeart Radio where he now boasts his own stations.
Frank endorses the following music corporations: Peavey Electronics, D’Angelico Guitars, GHS Strings, Hotone Audio Pedals, Steve Clayton USA Strings, Samick Guitars, and guild Guitars.
Frank was honored in April, 2017 by the Indie Music Channel Awards in Hollywood CA. He received one award for “Best Male Jazz Artist – Keep It Movin’” and one for “Best Easy Listening Song – Al dente.” He also was given a Silver Medal for Outstanding Achieving for “Keep It Movin’’ by the Global Music Awards in LA. And, has received numerous awards by the Akademia Music Awards in Pasadena, CA.
All albums are available at the following locations: cdbaby, Amazonmp3, ReverbNation.com, iTunes and other streaming locations. They are a combination of Straight- Ahead Jazz, Latin Jazz, Smooth Jazz, Jazz Funk, and Easy Listening Vocal Tunes.
Frank’s fourth album “Keep It Movin’” www.cdbaby.com/cd/frankpiombo22 was released on August 4, 2017.
As well as his own compositions, Frank performs the works of George Benson, Kenny Burrell, Sonny Rollins, Erroll Garner, Larry Carlton, Ronny Jordan, Nick Colionne, Euge Groove, Horace Silver, Lionel Richie, Bobby Hebb, Duke Ellington, Cannonball Adderley and many others.
For booking: Frank Piombo @ [email protected]
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