Bio: Frank Annunziata is Head of The Creative Arts Center and Director of Music Arts and Music Technology at SKS. He teaches Guitar, Bass, Songwriting, Band, Music Production and Video Production. Frank’s students have joined the music program at Berklee College of Music, among many others. Frank studied with legendary jazz guitarists Barry Galbraith and Van Moretti. He has performed and/or recorded with luminaries: Yoko Ono, Richie Havens, Lesley Gore, Mary Wells, Rick Derringer, Bobby Sherman, Frank Stallone, Micky Dolenz, Peter Noone, Denny Laine, and Billy J. Kramer. Frank was selected as one of 10 members of ASCAP’s first pop workshop, having competed with 50,000 writers. His songwriting credits include CNN’s Earth Day theme also used for General Mills environmental program. He has recorded 2 solo albums and 4 band albums. His songs have been recorded by Richie Havens on Electra Records and in 2010 produced and co-wrote the international best seller for Billy J Kramer, “This Christmas Night”. When he was 19 years old Frank was signed as a recording artist to Jimi Hendrix’s Suns and Rainbows company and Electric Lady Studios. He opened/or toured with artists David Bowie, Aerosmith, Meatloaf, Stray Cats and Todd Rundgren’s Utopia. He has appeared at major venues across the globe, including Madison Square Garden, Glasgow Royal Concert Hall, Shea Stadium, Carnegie Hall, The London Palladium, Hong Kong Exhibition Centre, The Toronto Dome, Denver Mile High Stadium. Frank also worked behind the console as Producer at Record Plant Studios NYC. His production credits include Grammy nominee Gloria Loring, Daytime Emmy winner Kim Zimmer, Gary U.S. Bonds, and The Mamas and Papas with John Phillips. Frank has appeared on MTV, VH-1, Regis and Kathy, Entertainment Tonight, The Late Show, PBS music specials, Nashville Now, and International network shows Good Morning Britain, and Good Morning Australia.
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