The Frankie Wesson Group consists from (2) to (8) professional musicians who perform a variety of styles from Jazz and R&B to Pop depending upon the client's needs. We perform in restaurants, jazz clubs, private and public events.
Price Range: Contact for rates
Gig Length: 60 - 300 minutes
What to Expect
Audience members and clients should expect a great musical experience and who will leave the party or event wanting to hear more of The Frankie Wesson Group. We are a band of talented, professional musicians, who actually enjoy playing music together and giving our best!
If it's Dance Music you want from Motown to some of today's sounds, then we'll keep you dancing! If it's Jazz; from Smooth to Grooving to Swing, you'll enjoy it! Simply stated, we're passionate about our music! We'd like to make you happy by providing the perfect atmosphere for your event that you and your guests will remember for a long time! Let's have big fun!
My name is Frankie Wesson; leader and lead Vocalist of The Frankie Wesson Group. All arrangements and requests of client are handled by me.
We have performed for Festivals, Weddings, Corporate Events, Night Clubs, Supper Clubs and a host of other public & private venues through-out the Midwest. She has performed with notable Orchestras and Jazz Combos of the Chicago area as well as leading her own Band/Combo(s) with some of Chicago’s finest musicians, who have performed with top recording artists. She has performed for the 'Habitat for Humanity Jazz Concert Series', as well as a lead in the Bugle Boys 1940’s USO Production "Any Bonds Today?"
...."There is one shining star on the stage....Frankie Wesson knows how to make every note count in her jazz-inspired renditions of 'Cash For Your Trash", "You'd Be So Nice To Come Home To" and a steamy "Stormy Weather"...
-Pioneer Press Theatre Critic
...."The real discovery of the summer theatre season, though, is vocalist Frankie Wesson, who understands the heart-stinging beauty of a gently caressed note. Her elegant, multi-textured renditions of "Cash For Your Trash", "Good Morning Heartache" and "Stormy Weather" left the audience hungry for more."
--The Chicago Sun-Times
...."Frankie is an extraordinary talent with a soulful, jazzy voice that has taken each and every song higher than the songwriters themselves ever imagined their songs going. With her seemingly unlimited range, Frankie's interpretation of jazz standards and pop classics seem effortless"
------Vocalist and Band Leader, Terre Cohen
We will arrive in a timely manner to set up for your event in order as not to disturb your guests. Performance time for private events are generally booked for a standard 3 hrs; consisting of 40 minutes onstage/20 minute break off, with recorded music provided during the break. We can, however adjust the time for client to play longer or shorter than 3 hours, if desired. Thank you!
Additional Booking Notes
An performance area of 12'x20'; no less than 12'x15' minimum, with grounded outlets is a basic requirement. We have sound systems.
Available upon request and contains Motown, Standards, Jazz, Rock, Dance.
Influences & Inspiration
Earth, Wind & Fire; Chaka Khan, Donald Fagan (Steely Dan), Heart, Quincy Jones, Antonio C. Jobim, George Duke, Chick Corea, Miles Davis, Charlie Parker, Donald Byrd, Nancy Wilson, Sarah Vaughan, Ella Fitzgerald, Al Jarreau, Natalie Cole, Adele, Lady Antebellum among others.
12'x15' stage area if possible
Hotel if over 150 miles from home
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