FACEBOOK AND INSTAGRAM LIVE SESSIONS
Every Thursday at 5:00pm EST
Jeff is excited to be performing solo piano Facebook and Instagram
Live Videos every Thursday at 5:00pm EST. Each week Jeff asks for theme requests to improvise to which you can click this link to suggest a theme: bit.ly/submityourtheme
Jeff prepares new material each week ranging from The Theme to Cinema Paradiso to Elton John to Billy Eilish's Bad Guy to Miles Davis. Here's the link to Jeff's page on Facebook:
Hurt By Paradise — Film release
Soundtrack available on all portal sites
Jeff's single, An Old Fashioned Mystery from the soundtrack of the film "Hurt by Paradise" was recently released, and the album was released inJanuary, 2021. Jeff composed the score with Dalal Bruchmann. Hurt By Paradise has been currently released in the UK on iTunes , Amazon Prime and Sky Store. US release was on April 6th, 2021.
RHYS LEWIS ALBUM
Released on July 10th
Two of Jeff's songs Be Your Man — a successful single by Rhys Lewis with over 50 Million Streams — along with another collaboration, Under The Sun are featured on Rhys's album Things I Chose To Remember.
Can't Leave Her Alone - Dennis van Aarssen
Dennis van Aarssen recently released his current single, Can't Leave her Alone, from his upcoming album. Jeff co-wrote the song with Maria Christensen and Dennis. Dennis won the Holland Voice in 2019 and has a Michael Buble/Frank Sinatra voice.
Nominations and Awards
Jeff and Dalal Bruchmann scored the upcoming film The Rehearsal, which received an Emmy for best actor in a digital series. Their score received a nomination for Best Score for the Indie Series Awards to be held in Los Angeles in September.
JEFF'S VIDEO EPK
Enjoy Jeff's new Electronic Press Kit, filmed at New York's Yamaha Studios and featuring insightful interviews, jazz improvisations, and biographical information.
Be Your Man — Rhys Lewis, hit single by UK artist
Never Saw Blue Like That — Shawn Colvin, in the Julia Roberts film Runaway Bride, and Dawson's Creek
La Tua Semplicità on Amore Infinito — Placido Domingo and Josh Groban, featuring lyrics by Pope John II
Under the Sun - Rhys Lewis from his album Things I Chose To Remember which I co-wrote with Rhys.
Meet Me In Miami -Dennis van Aarssen- Holland's The Voice winner next single- August 14th, 2020.
Can't Feel the Rain - Jordan Grace-Producer-Luca Schreiner - Co-written by Rhys Lewis. Release this coming fall on Ultra Records
Hurt By Paradise Film - An Old Fashioned Mystery which I scored along with Dalal Bruchmann.
Walk to the Beat of my Heart — The Jamaican band Persons of Interest will release this song in the Fall
When You Know - Shawn Colvin -Serendipity Film co-written by Tom Kimmel.
Wishing on a... was recorded and released by Mai Kuraki in Japan.
I Could Hardly Ask For More — Jeff Franzel, performing a solo piano composition on the album "When You Know"
RELEASES: JEFF'S LATEST SOLO ALBUM
When You Know," Jeff's solo project, was recorded in Montreal at Oscar Peterson Hall on a Yamaha CFX. The album is available on all major music sites including Apple Music, Amazon, CD Baby, and more. You can also listen by clicking the Spotify link above.
TEACHING: MASTER CLASSES & LESSONS
Jeff teaches piano and songwriting privately, both in person and via Skype throughout the world.
He says, "I've been conducting songwriter workshops in Houston, TX for 7 years, and holding master classes at my alumni CalArts for the last 6 years. My focus is developing ones individual voice through learning the craft of songwriting. When teaching piano I help the student to develop chord structure and scales as well as the basic tools of learning how to improvise piano. I look at music as a language and the more knowledge one has the more they can express themselves. [read more]
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