|About Frank Villafranca|
Frank Villafranca is originally from Buffalo, NY. He attended "Berklee College Of Music" majoring in jazz performance in the late 1970's. As a saxophonist, Frank’s musical career started as an arranger/performer in the Boston area where he performed with numerous top 40 bands including the pop group “Tavares” famous for their top 40 hit “Penny For Your Thoughts”. He also arranged and composed for local groups in the Boston area while recording with "Fresh Tracks" studio where he acquired many TV and radio credits.
Frank arrived on the L.A. scene in 1984 and has performed in many groups. He is an accomplished soloist and is the author of two instructional jazz books, "Outstanding Saxophone Solos" and "Blues Horn Ensemble Playing For Beginners" available throughout the world published by ADG Productions www.adgproductions.com, Andrew's music educational publishing company.
About Andrew D. Gordon
Andrew was born in London England and played all around England with different bands including the famed Marquee club. He moved to Los Angeles in 1979 where he has been able to create a successful music educational publishing company A.D.G. Productions with over 100 instructional books published with Andrew having written over 30 books.
Andrew is an exceptional all round experienced keyboard player as well as a guitarist, having played in a variety of musical situations throughout Europe, USA and Asia. Andrew has released two solo synthesizer albums which have received airplay on both Radio and TV world wide. His experience has enabled him to compose, produce and arrange music for many artists, TV Shows, film, theater, commercials, at his home studio.
Andrew began his musical training at the age of 7, studying classical piano for 12 years. He has studied Synthesizer Programming at UCLA and was chosen to participate, by B.M.I., in their film scoring workshop, instructed by world renowned TV and film composer EARL HAGEN. Andrew also studied Jazz piano for 6 years with top jazz pianist MIKE GARSON.
Band Members & Instruments:
The Super Groovers" consists of a core group of two super talented musicians Frank Villafranca playing tenor, alto and soprano saxophones and Andrew D. Gordon playing keyboards, guitar, bass, computer programming, creating modern jazz/funk/latin/blues
Herbie Hancock, David Sanborn, The Crusaders, Grover Washington, James Brown, The Beatles, Michael Brecker, Jimmy Smith, Santana, Booker T & the MG's, Sly Stone, Jeff Beck, Miles Davis, Mike Garson, Tower Of Power
Origin: North America - USA
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