Guitar, Composition, Education
Capri recording artist and educator Frank Potenza is a protege of the late, great Joe Pass and an active composer and performer with nine solo albums to his credit.
In addition to his extensive freelance recording experience he has performed in concert with Dizzy Gillespie, George Van Eps, Joe Pass, Bud Shank, Mose Allison, James Moody, Harry “Sweets” Edison, Brother Jack McDuff, and many others.
Frank toured and recorded as a member of the Gene Harris Quartet from 1996 through 1999 and is a featured soloist on Alley Cats, Gene’s last recording for Concord Records. He currently leads his own groups and tours in support of his latest Capri Records Ltd. release entitled Old New Borrowed & Blue.
He is a full Professor and Chair of the Studio/Jazz Guitar Program at the Flora L. Thornton School of Music, University of Southern California. He holds a Bachelors degree from the Berklee College of Music in Boston Massachusetts and a Master of Arts degree from California State University Los Angeles.