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FACEBOOK AND INSTAGRAM LIVE SESSIONS
Every Thursday at 5:00pm EST

Jeff is excited to be performing solo piano live Facebook and Instagram! 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: https://www.facebook.com/jeff.franzel

LATEST NEWS

NEW RELEASES & UPCOMING EVENTS

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JEFF AT THE BITTER END 
ON TUES. JUNE 4th, 7:00PM

Jeff will be back at The Bitter End with his jazz trio featuring Eric Halverson on drums and Adam Armstrong on bass. Jeff will be performing his original jazz songs and will also be featuring singers performing his pop songs. Join Jeff in this intimate setting on Tuesday, June 4th at 7:00PM..

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"STAY" — SINGLE with ELLIOT KINGS, ABLE FACES

Jeff recently had his song Stay released featuring Elliot Kings and Able Faces. He co-wrote the song with Gian Stone.

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JEFF & DENNIS VAN AARSSEN
ALBUM PASSES 1 MILLION STREAMS

The Jeff Franzel/Dennis van Aarssen album Just Call It Love continues to chart internationally with over 1 million streams. It is presently on The Smooth Jazz Radio charts with Cloudy entering at #18 this week on the streaming chart.

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ANTHONY NUNZAIATA CONCERT, SUNDAY JUNE 23rd

Jeff will be music directing Anthony Nunziata's concert at 54 Below on Sunday, June 23rd at 7:00pm featuring their original songs. Stay tuned for Anthony's upcoming album with 6 Franzel/Nunziata co-writes.

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THE FIRST SINGLE FROM
JEFF'S DUET ALBUM WITH DENNIS VAN AARSEN: WAITING FOR TONIGHT

Enjoy the first single from this exciting new album, a cover of "Waiting For Tonight," the Jennifer Lopez smash co-written by Jeff and Dennis's collaborator Maria Christensen

Jeff Franzel is a multi-talented songwriter and composer with over 35 years’ experience in the music business. He began his career as a jazz pianist and toured with many groups, including big band legend Les Brown and The Hues Corporation (Rock The Boat). During that time he accompanied such artists as Frank Sinatra, Sammy Davis Jr., and Mel Tormé.  

Jeff has been a Yamaha artist since 2011, and has recorded 3 solo piano albums and Taken By Surprise with his jazz quintet. His current project with Music OK is featuring Jeff’s rendition of well known Movie Themes which he recorded in Montreal as well. Videos are featured on YouTube and all of the portal sites.

Jeff's first ever recorded song was Taylor Dayne's "Don't Rush Me" which was a #2 pop hit. Jeff had a top 10 AC hit "You've Got A Way" with Kathy Troccoli and a #1 Contemporary Christian Dove Nominee "Love Was Never Meant To Die". Jeff had hits with The Temptations, Phyllis Hyman, LouiseNSYNC (2 songs), Shawn Colvin (2 songs), Clay Aiken, Josh Groban, Placido Domingo, Pope John Paul II  and Rhys Lewis. Jeff has had over 20 top 10 singles and 275 recordings worldwide.

A number of Jeff's songs have been featured in Runaway Bride, Serendipity, Deja Vu, Confessions of a Teenage Drama Queen, Saturday Night Live, Dawson's Creek and Touched by an Angel.

Currently Jeff has his songs recorded by Rhys Lewis and Dennis van Aarssen, and recently scored Hurt By Paradise and The Rehearsal. Jeff’s song Be Your Man featuring Rhys Lewis has over 50 million streams. Jeff has been working with Able Faces from Glasgow and has had 3 single releases including an upcoming song that was co-written with Gian Stone. Jeff also has six songs on Dennis van Aarssen's upcoming release this month. Dennis’s previous release featuring three of Jeff’s songs, Forever, went gold in Holland. 

Jeff has been mentoring songwriters for The Songwriting Academy UK  for the last 5 years and has annually been mentoring TSA Songwriting Retreat held in Malaga, Spain since 2017.

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SONGWRITING & PIANO

Jeff teaches piano and songwriting privately, both in person and via videoconference throughout the world. He has been teaching for 6 years for The Songwriting Academy UK

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 one's 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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