January 19, 2018: Frank Trompeter Quartet at
Robbie's Restaurant, on the Old State Capitol South Plaza, a few doors West of 6th & Adams, playing another Springfield Area Arts Council Uptown Friday Nights series, from 5:30 - 7:30pm,with Special Guest, Guitarist Sam Crain

Film Treatment Theme Show:
January 3, 2018 at the 411 Bar & Grill, 41 E. Washington Sreet, Springfield.   The Frank Trompeter Trio hosted a 1st Wednesday SLammin' Jazz Jam from 7 to 10pm, this time with Film Treatments

We are still waiting to get back in at The Norb Andy Tabarin, on Capitol Avenue in Springfie;d, Illinois.
  The Frank Trompeter Quartet entertained on the night before New Year's Eve last year,Friday, December 30, 2016, and through the Spring of 2017, but the tavern closed again at the end of April. :-(  Hey, somebody open Norb Andy's! (and maybe settle the Parking problem with the building next door!)

Past amusements: Jazzberry Jams with Frank T Jazz Trio, c. 2014

  We did a few, Frank Parker hosted a few, but it's now gone anyway.  See ya Homespun Republic.  We're left with nothing but the cool event logo art designed by art photographer Laura Kay Coffey 

                                                                                                         (check out Art by Laura Kay on Facebook)

From Fall, 2007 to May, 2014: Marly's Pub Jazz Happy Hours   We had a BLAST playing almost 250 "FRIDAY@LAST" & "JaZz eTc" JAZZ HAPPY HOURS at Marly's Pub-- Jazz Fridays for over 7 years: Thanks Marly's, thanks Brooks, Wave, Casey, Warren, etc.!! ...
The  Film Treatments for shows, our "AV-Jazz," was begun 3-14-2011 at the Marly's Happy Hours.


March, 2018? 
Frank's Discount Lounge Act
  After packing this intimate Winery in January, management wants the "finest lounge singer around" back to perform at The Walnut Street Winery a.s.a.p. Dates are being negotiated.
Frank T. is: Frank E. Rambelon,
Finest Working Lounge Singer in Sangamon County He  entertains with classic Frank Sinatra covers, re-interprets the pop of The Beatles, BeeGees, Robert Palmer and even Eminem, and possibly with some jazz, blues, and standards. Goofy Hot Sax and Fancy Singin,' with nods to such brilliant lounge singers as Will Ferrell, Bill Murray and Richard Cheese. With Tombé Kemayo playing piano and trying to keep a straight face. (photo by Laura Kay Coffey)

    ... soon ?...
• 2017: Frank Trompeter Quartet back at Norb Andy's (by Summer?)

• and the Frank Trompeter Trio back at It's All About Wine, 1305 Wabash Ave, Springfield, IL

   ... past ...
• July 25, 2014 Films n Jazz at the Frankie's on The Boulevard:
2413 S. MacArthur, with guest drummer Reid Muchow

  One regular gigs, but we do private parties, and then:

Some Fridays and Saturdays:    FTQ @ Norb Andy Tabarin, It's All About Wine, ...

New Member(s): Original FTQ trumpeter Brian Pryor joins the group for Quintet performances

  And  We got Dion Doss back!!  Mark McKnight is no longer with us, look for him in several other bands (e.g. The PaperRoute)


Live CD On Sale: Ask about the Gnarly at Marly's CD at a live show, they are now just $5(!).

The  CD "Gnarly at Marly's" came out in April 2010, sold over 150 in the first month. Recorded in 2009, the disc contains ten FTQ Live CD front paneltracks spanning a vast range of styles, including straight ahead jazz, blues, reggae, ska, funk and smooth jazz. There are good reviews out there, on Amazon, and like ...
Monica (Concord, CA): I LOVE your cd... When I listen to it while I'm driving, it makes me want to wave at everyone. #1 and #7 are my favorites. I'm wearing out #7!                   
    "Let us know how YOU Like it


Contact the Frank Trompeter Quintet/Quartet:   FrankT@frankjazz.com
        Email us at FRANKT "at" frankjazz DOT com


CDs easily available on-line (at old full price):
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or from CDBaby.com:
Also for sale at Amazon.com and CD Universe

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More About Film Treatments

Besides the huge AV-JAZZaGANZA shows, Jazz, Etc. Happy Hours get film accompaniment about every other month. Frank used his pro theatrical Screen, which is a bit over ten ft tall by ten ft wide.

Future Film Treatment Theme Shows?    Maybe a show at Arlington's in Springfield some time?

Past Film Treatment Theme Shows were at Marly's Pub & Capitol City Bar & Grill:
"Spooky Jazz" at Marly's Pub 10-25-13 
  DEC 28, 2012: AV-Jazz Holidaze
  OCT 26 2012: Spooky Jazz: film footage from cartoons like Caspar and one with the story Katura and the (Black) Cat. plus a scary Dr. Seuss clip!
   2011: Recycled Celluloid for Earth Day: Earth Day theme, like Urban Overpopulation behind What a Wonderful World

Coming Up

Coming Up Next in TWENTY- SEVENTEEN:

  • Frank T Trio back at All About Wine.

    Frank Trompeter Quartet back at Norb Andy's

And Later:

  • Jazz at the Bistro?
  • Z Bistro in Springfield again?
  • Jazz Festivals in 2017?
X-Ray Sax
Derived from original image by kookalamanza / CC BY 2.0


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Just don't expect us to be called The Frank Trompeter Quintet everywhere, or to always be able to play every show as the full 5-piece version.
In fact, sometimes the lounge can only afford our "closely related" Frank's Discount Lounge Act musi-comedy performances.