“Frank Catalano is John Coltrane energy for the 21st Century!!!” raves DOWNBEAT MAGAZINE. “Catalano turned in some of the most deeply considered music of his career Friday night…The spirit of John Coltrane hovered over this performance…The soulfulness and blues-based phrase-making of Catalano’s solos stood out…” stated the CHICAGO TRIBUNE (Live Performance Review).
3x-GRAMMY® Award-Winner & Multi-GRAMMY® Award Nominated Saxophonist FRANK CATALANO toured with the rock band Santana at the age of 18, then recorded his first solo album, 'Cut it Out' (1988), with trumpeter Ira Sullivan. 'Cut It Out' was chosen for album of the year lists by the Chicago Tribune, Los Angeles Weekly, and JazzTimes. After Frank Catalano signed to Delmark Records he did a string of critically acclaimed recordings with Randy Brecker, Von Freeman, Willie Pickens and Paul Wertico amongst others. Frank's co-led album with Von Freeman, 'You Talking To Me,' has become a cult classic. Catalano is the only known saxman to have performed with Miles Davis, Elvin Jones, Junior Wells, Randy Brecker, Stan Getz, Betty Carter, Tony Bennett, and Les Claypool, while still in high school! In 2018, Catalano released the album 'Tokyo Number 9' which peaked at #1 on the Billboard Jazz Album Chart and it has garnered millions of streams and topped the Spotify and Apple Music playlists.