FACEBOOK LIVE SESSIONS
Every Thursday at 5:00pm EST
Jeff is excited to be performing solo piano Facebook 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:
SINGLE AND ALBUM RELEASES
From "Hurt By Paradise" Soundtrack
Jeff's single An Old Fashioned Mystery from the soundtrack of the film "Hurt by Paradise" was released on May 16th, and the album release is scheduled for June 26th. Jeff and Dalai Bruchmann composed the score. Hurt By Paradise will be released this summer.
RHYS LEWIS ALBUM
To Be Released on July 10th
Two of Jeff's songs Be Your Man — a successful single by Rhys Lewis — along with another collaboration, Under the Sun, will be featured on Rhys's upcoming album this summer.
UPCOMING SUMMER SINGLE
From Dennis van Aarssen
Dennis van Aarssen's summer single Dancing On My Mind will be recorded with 3 other Franzel / Christensen / Van Aarssen songs this coming June. A July release is expected for the single, followed by Dennis's album release in the Fall of 2020.
Nominations and Awards
Jeff and Dalal Bruchmann scored the upcoming film The Rehearsal, which received two Emmys 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.
NY SONGWRITING ACADEMY SEMINAR SERIES
The NY Songwriting Academy is leading a series of intensive songwriting seminars in the New York area. Please contact Jeff by email here sign up to be informed of upcoming events!
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
We Can Go Back Again — To be featured on the upcoming album by Peppina, Follow Your Gravity this Fall
Goodbye — Featuring Gia Koka, an upcoming pop artist from the Netherlands
What Else Is Love For — Filipa, the South African artist who won Ryan Seacrest's competition
Tears in my Voice — Will and Anthony, 2 brothers who performed recently at Carnegie Hall, co-written by Jeff, Nina Ossoff and Porter Carroll
Walk to the Beat of my Heart — The Jamaican band Persons of Interest will release this song in the Fall
Anything Could Happen — Jeff Franzel, performing a song on the album "When You Know"
You Should Be Loved — A demo of a song by Jeff Franzel, Paul Carter, and Kanaka
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]
PHOTOGRAPHS BY RON FONTENOT