Frank was raised in Northern California to non-musical family. He is an alumnus of the University of North Texas, where Frank played Lead Trumpet in the famed One O’clock Lab Band. He was recruited to play with Woody Herman at just 21 years of age.
Frank went on to spend the next five years playing Lead Trumpet, Recording and Touring with the great Maynard Ferguson.
Frank is one of the most in-demand Lead Trumpet players in New York. He has spent the past three years as the lead trumpet in the CBS Orchestra for: ‘The Late Show with David Letterman’
Frank plays Lead Trumpet for (and has Recorded CD’s with): Christian McBride Big Band, Jimmy Heath Band, Maynard Ferguson, Bob Mintzer, Frank Foster, Nicholas Payton Big Band, Frank Wess Nonette, The Vanguard Jazz Orchestra, The Dizzy Gillespie All-Star Big Band Clark Terry Big Band and with Roy Hargrove Band …just to name a few.
Frank has also done several music projects and recordings with : Christina Aguilera, Kevin Spacey, Queen Latifah, Vanessa Williams, Stevie Wonder, Bono, Miley Cyrus, as well as soundtracks for Netflix and NFL Films