Press and Critic Quotes
"Foot-tapping, vivid, virtuosic American music Colorful melodies set to
Los Angeles Times
"French employed a winning combination of bubbly optimism, braggadocio, sharp
timing and showy keyboard technique."
Monterey Bay Register
"A superbly stimulating and enjoyable concert played with impressive power,
clarity and sensitivity."
"French (has) found a way to mix his pianistic skills particularly
a flair for American music with some self-taught acting ability. The
result has turned into a successful touring one-man show devoted to the eventful
life and high-spirited music of Louis Moreau Gottschalk."
Denver Rocky Mountain News
"Frank French always gives us masterfully clean and powerful performances.
He plays with intensity, drive and complete command of his material."
The Mississippi Rag
"Frank French offered great enthusiasm and incredible technique, and received
much applause for his efforts." Friedrich Hachenberg, Minden Jazz
Club, Minden, Germany
"My jaw dropped as I watched Frank French work his way through the first
third of Bach's Well-Tempered Clavier.' He does the entire score from
-Boulder, Colorado Daily Camera
"(French) takes us on a musical journey through this boldly colorful musical
montage, interweaving rhythms from Brazil, Cuba, New Orleans and Missouri
with influences from Africa and Europe."
- The Rag Times
"Frank French is warm and open onstage and that, combined with his
eclectic choices of music and considerable performance talents, have made
him a great favorite of our audiences here."
Community, Laguna Hills, Calif.