Frisby Coleman

 

Frisby Coleman's Biography:

I am the keyboardist for a concert series that features Bobby Keys the saxman for The Rolling Stones, John Lennon. Ringo, George Harrison , Clapton, and a thousand other classic rock names. He has traveled the world many times over. We are looking for an agent or an aggressive individual to help find venues to perform our show.  We have a wonderful program that features music that Bobby was the original saxophonist and other favorites. We are covering a huge variety of music from the stones to leo sayer, Mad dogs and englishmen, Jimmy Mcgriff, to Peter Gunn, and tons of material in between. Bobby tells  personal stories throughout the night that keeps the audience riveted as we stroll through hit after hit and style after style. We even do a few original compositions. The show is very entertaining and affordable. We also have a duo with just piano, vocals and sax. 

Robert "Frisbee" Coleman began playing piano and taking lessons in the Chicago area at an early age. He studied classical and jazz at the world renowned Arts Magnet High School of Dallas. By age 14, he was playing professionally in the Dallas area with various acting troupes at the musical theatres around the Greenville district.At 17, he moved to Austin where he earned a BS in Radio, Television and Film from the University of Texas. While there, he took every jazz class available, played in Rhythm and Blues bands, did arrangements and played keyboards for the University of Texas Jazz Orchestra.At graduation, he joined Bobby Keys (world renowned saxophonist from the Rolling Stones and the Beatles) as a songwriter and keyboardist in an original band. This connection was the catalyst that relocated Friz to the international hub known as South Beach in Florida.

His first gig in Florida was reconnecting with Bobby Keys at the exclusive nightclub Woody's on the Beach, owned by Ron Wood of the Rolling Stones. He had the opportunity to jam with many of the music virtuosos that graced the stage during the club's tenure. He also landed a gig as the keyboardist for the newly formed Miami Heat NBA franchise band. Friz flowed naturally into playing with members from Santana, Bon Jovi, The Police, The Chambers Brothers, Curtis Mayfield, Gloria Este fan, The Stray Cats, Dave Edmunds, Joe Walsh and other established recording and performing artists.Eventually Woody's on the Beach closed, but the band with Bobby Keys did not die.Woody's Orphans was born and played clubs and concert venues from Florida to Tennessee, eventually taking their music to Nashville to record original music. The group disbanded in 1992 and Friz joined a smooth jazz band called Sha-Shaty which performed at festivals and jazz clubs throughout South Florida. During this time the band won a Jammy Award for the #1 jazz band in the stateWithin a year, Friz started his own original instrumental fusion band called Quinquinna for which he composed and arranged nearly all the material    He produced the CD "shutupandlisten" which is enclosed.In 1998, Friz met Van Walraven who was performing at a dueling piano show at New York, New York casino in Las Vegas. At this point in his career, Friz began learning the endless amount of material required to become a successful sing-a-long entertainer.Learning this format required up to 10 hours of practice a day, but the dedication soon came to fruition when he began working with the Carnival Cruise Lines. By 2003, he had moved on and began playing at various dueling piano bars across the country. He has been doing this ever since.And he now resides in Arkansas and enjoying his local fan base & gigs!

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