Michael Franks – 2014 Concert Schedule
Jazz musician Michael Franks has been making music for decades. He
has collaborated and recorded with many artists, including Art Garfunkel, Patti Austin, Brenda Russell, and David Sanborn.
He is best known for his songs "Rainy Night in Tokyo," "Tell Me All About It," "Monkey See, Monkey Do," and "When I Give My
Love to You." This contemporary jazz musician is one of the greatest in the genre, and he is truly delightful to see live,
whether or not jazz is your thing. From albums like "Passionfruit" and "The Camera Never Lies," audience members will be treated
to a variety of incredible songs from Michael Franks' vast repertoire. A trip to see a jazz show is great for date nights,
or just for having a nice night by yourself. For your tickets to experience everything that a Michael Franks concert has to
offer, visit StubHub today before they're all gone. This show is not one to be missed!
About Michael Franks
musician Michael Franks grew up listening to his parents' music, which had a profound influence on his future career. With
musicians like Nat King Cole, Irving Berlin, Peggy Lee, and Jonny Mercer played around his house, it seemed only natural that
Michael Franks would later pursue jazz as a professional career. When he was 14 years old, he went ahead and bought his first
guitar that included six private lessons. Astonishingly, this was the extent of his music education. While attending high
school, Michael Franks began singing folk rock and playing guitar, and he was later influenced in college by the music of
Patti Page, Stan Getz, Miles Davis, and Joao Gilberto. After graduating from college, he obtained a master's degree, and then
started teaching part time at UCLA. During this time, he started writing songs, including songs for the films Zandy's Bride,
Count Your Bullets, and Cockfighter.
Michael Franks went on to release his debut album, which included the hit "Can't
Seem to Shake This Rock 'n Roll." A few years later, he released his second album "The Art of Tea" in 1976, which was more
successful than his debut, and included songs like "Nightmoves," "St. Elmo's Fire," and "Jive." This album also featured artists
like Larry Carlton and Wilton Felder from The Crusaders. Franks released his third album in 1977, "Sleeping Gypsy," which
features the song "The Lady Wants to Know."
Michael Franks' Breakthrough Album
Michael Franks got his
start when he started composing music for films, but he got his big break with his second album, "The Art of Tea." The success
of his second album set the stage for the album releases that followed, and he finally got scored a hit with his 1983 single
"When Sly Calls (Don't Touch That Phone)" which was from his album, "Passionfruit." Other hits that enjoyed airplay on the
radio include "Island Life" from the album "The Camera Never Lies," and also "Your Secret's Safe With Me" from "Skin Dive."
Throughout the years that followed, Michael Franks continued to tour and collaborate with other artists. Now he is kicking
off another tour, and you will definitely want to check him out when he visits a venue near your city.
What did Michael Franks major in when he attended UCLA?
While Michael Franks was attending UCLA,
he earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in comparative literature. He later obtained his masters, and also had a teaching assistant
position in a PhD program in American literature. From academia to contemporary jazz, musician Michael Franks sure has come
a long way!
When was the last time you really enjoyed yourself at a concert? If you can't
remember, then it's time to check out one of the latest shows from musician Michael Franks. A trip to see a jazz concert is
both relaxing and invigorating, and there's no better musician to see than the great Michael Franks. Best known for his hit
songs like "When I Give My Love to You," "Popsicle Toes," "Tell Me All About It," and "Tiger in the Rain," Michael Franks
has contributed significantly to the contemporary jazz genre. If you've never had the opportunity to see a jazz concert, you
will be blown away by the talents of Michael Franks. His songs have been recorded by musicians from the likes of The Carpenters,
Ringo Starr, Shirley Bassey, Lyle Lovett, and the Manhattan Transfer, which is a testament to his songwriting expertise. This
summer, if you're going to check out a jazz show, better make it a trip to see Michael Franks in concert. To experience the
wonder of Michael Franks' music live, then be sure to hit up StubHub before you go. It's always a good idea to get your tickets
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