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Frank Kohl & Phil Sparks
November 9 @ 3:00 pm5:00 pmFree
Jazz guitarist, Frank Kohl was born and raised in the NYC metro area. He began playing guitar at age 7. He started his journey into jazz by joining his award winning high school jazz band. Musicians such as Wes Montgomery, George Benson, Pat Martino and Jim Hall were milestones along the way of his musical development.
In 1972 Frank attended Berklee College of Music and graduated in 1976 with honors. Students and teachers at that time in Berklee were: John Scofield, Pat Metheny, Steve Swallow and Gary Burton
Phil Sparks is among the leading bassists in Seattle, having performed with nearly every top jazz group in the city. He records extensively with many of the Northwest’s top names, and received a special mention as a star of the Seattle scene in the February 1994 issue of Down Beat magazine.
Sparks has recorded with Jerry Granelli, Barry Wedgle, Rich Halley, Francis Vanek, Jay Clayton/Jim Knapp, Juhan Lee, Randy Halberstadt, Rick Mandyck, Jay Thomas, Woody Woodhouse, Clarence Acox, Floyd Standifer, Milo Petersen, Hans Fahling, Steve Griggs, Matt Jorgenson, The Plymouth Trio, Mark Lanegan, Akbar De Preist, and Peter Ross.