2009 Semi-finalist of SONGWARS
Judged by Mike Pindar of the Moody Blues
Written Comments: Absolutely incredible!! Loved it!!! Great tune, classic jazz song structure with superb vocal and instrumental performances. Sophisticated melody and chord changes, loved the muted trumpet solo. I am so glad to see people keeping this style of music evolving. Keep up the awesome work!!!
2008 Winner of the British Jazz Awards - Art Themen for tenor saxophone
The Frank Giasullo / Art Themen Quartet, a US/UK jazz collaboration, consisting of New York based composer/pianist Frank Giasullo and drummer Pat Tamminen together with UK jazz greats Art Themen (tenor/saprano sax) and David Green (bass), kicked off their first tour in London this November.
The Quartet's remarkable blend of original material, jazz standards and signature soloing abilities create a seductive sound unique on the contemporary jazz scene. This collaboration delivers live jazz not to be missed.
The Quartet will be recording their second album following the Nov 2008 UK tour.