I am a saxophone, keyboard, Acoustic Bass, and Flute professional.
I will perform the Standard Wedding March; and other specialties such as, Standard Jazz; Bossa Nova; R&B; Calypso dance music; and Reggae.
I am an experienced vocalist and my specialty is in jazz standards, and love standards, as well as, Calypso, Raggae, and Spanish Boleros.
Price Range: $200 and up.
Gig Length: 120 - 150 minutes
Languages: English, Spanish
What to Expect
My performance is always professional performance. It reflects more than 40 years of experience on stage and in many different situations. I perform as a saxophonist with my jazz trio, or quartet. I also perform on the piano with two, or three professional musicians.
Hank Francis has a college background in the study of music, and had studied music Arranging and Composition. His level of education is a Bachelor of Arts degree (BA), and a Master of Science (MS). He has a style of playing and entertaining that flows into any of the three main instruments upon which he performs - The saxophone (over 40 years); the piano (over 40 years); and the acoustic up-right Bass (over 10 years). Any event in which he is involved, clients can expect to have a great time and have their guests filled with enjoyment.
TECHNICAL INFO: Location should be secured in advance in order to assure safety as it pertains to electrical outlets.
STAGE AND SET-UP: Enough space for equipment should be reserved in advance.
LIABILITY INSURANCE: This type of insurance may not be necessary unless the engagement is on a ship, or on an airplane.
GIG DURATION: Duration is to be specifically set in contract for Starting time, as well as, Ending time.
LANGUAGES: Contract must be written in English.
UNIONS: I, personally, as well as, Akili Music Productions are not union affiliated.
Additional Booking Notes
The stage or band stand is expected to be large enough to maintain the Trio, Quartet, or Quintet, and all of our equipment, including the Speakers, monitors, drum set and mixer board. Other accessories such as lightings, and outlets must be available.
Past Booked Events
|July 02, 2016 • 7:30pm - 8:30pm||Religious Celebration|
My set list includes: Watch what Happens; One Note Samba; The Way You Look Tonight; What A Little Moonlight Can Do; For once In My Life; Sugar; Quiet Nights Of Quiet Stars; Stormy Monday; Embraceable You; Old Black Magic; Aunque Tu; Bomba Par Rosa Y Jose; Rock Me Tonight For Old Times Sake.
Influences & Inspiration
My influences were my music teachers in high school, and other older musicians that I have had to privilege of playing music with at certain hotels in the Caribbean. I've played the Alto sax with Calypso and Merengue bands at the Hilton hotel. There I played Bossa Novas and other Caribbean music. I was influenced by jazz Saxophonist John Coltrane, Trumpeter Miles Davis, Saxophonist Dexter Gorden, and many other innovative jazz musicians in jazz bands, Big bands, and Dance bands.
Outlets and lighting.
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