PARSIPPANY — Parsippany resident Frank Elmo, a Master Saxophonist, will be making a special appearance at Kafe Mozart, 2900 Route 10 West, Powder Mill Plaza West, Parsippany on Thursday, September 8 starting at 6:30 p.m.
Along with Frank on the piano will be Jon Amodeo, also a longtime Parsippany resident, who owns Amodeo Music, which is a full-service music production company and recording studio serving songwriters, artists, producers and publishers. His clients include television/radio producers, advertising agencies, singers, songwriters, composers, musicians, and students.
New York session player Frank Elmo early on toured and performed with the likes of Vic Damone and Mel Torme. At that time studied with sax greats Lee Konitz and George Coleman among others. Soon started touring and recording with Southside Johnny and the Asbury Jukes, (6 albums and 2 world tours), Julian Lennon (2 world tours and 3 albums), Duran Duran and Powerstation, (world tour and Live Aid Concert in Philadelphia) plus performances with Stevie Wonder, James Taylor, Phoebe Snow And Take 6 at Carnegie Hall which led to many major pop recordings including a triple platinum album with Joe Cocker (One Night Of Sin).
A veteran of many jingle and movie soundtrack sessions including Coke, Pepsi, Cadillac, Cheerios etc. Films including Naked in New York, Lucky Numbers and 9 1/2 Weeks.
Elmo worked with producers Phil Ramone, Ron Saint Germain, Patrick Leonard, Charlie Midnight, and Jon Rollo to name a few.
In 2001 was a featured performer at the Pori Jazz Festival in Finland with The Spirit of Life Ensemble.
Frank continues to perform and record throughout the Tri-State Area with the Real Deal Big Band, The Mike Treni Band, and The Dalton Gang, in addition to doing many freelance gigs of all types and teaching many private students.
Kafe Mozart, opened in February 2016 serves homemade fresh salads, homemade soups, burgers, panini’s, savory crepes, sweet crepes, and entrees. Open Tuesday through Sunday it features an outdoor garden patio, which is dog friendly. To make a reservation please call (973) 998-7788. For more information click here.