TRIAD GIG Jan 17, 2020
With Peter Sachon
Jeff and Peter Sachon will be performing a concert on Friday, January 17th at 7pm at the Triad, located at 158 W 72nd St. Jeff and Peter will be performing Jeff's original songs as well as pop and jazz classics. For tickets, click HERE.
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
NEW RHYS LEWIS SINGLE OUT
Jeff's song Be Your Man is Rhys Lewis's current single, which will be featured on his upcoming album along with Under The Sun. Rhys just finished headlining a UK tour, as well as a 3-month tour opening for Julia Michaels.
By the way, the acoustic version of Be Your Man is up to 29 million streams!
NEW HOLIDAY SONG
From Dennis Van Aarssen
Jeff is excited to have co-written Christmas Afterparty with Holland's winner of the 2019 Voice featuring Dennis Van Aarssen, along with Maria Christensen. The song has been currently released in Holland. Jeff has 3 songs on Dennis's album, which has been on the Top 20 Album Charts for the past 5 weeks in Holland.
HOUSTON SHOWS AND EVENTS
Jan. 31st - Feb. 1st
Jeff will be performing in Houston on Friday and Saturday, Jan. 31st/Feb. 1st at The Hotel Granduca with bassist David Craig.
Jeff will also be conducting workshops and private lessons as well. Please click HERE to email Jeff about participating.
Jeff is also excited to be working with Lachi who has worked with David Guetta, Questlove and Markus Schultz. She has an amazing voice!! Jeff will be a featured artist performing piano on the record, and the song is called Duality.
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
New Series Premiered in Fall of 2019
The Rehearsal is a 45 minute pilot and 6-episode series that celebrated its release this October 1st by No Budge Music, followed by a premier at The New York TV Festival.
Thanks to director Jaclyn Bethany and my amazing partner on scoring these compositions, Dalal Bruchmann.
MAI KURAKI RELEASE
Mai Kuraki who is one of Japan's biggest selling artists recorded my song "Wishing You..." on her album which debuted at #3 on the Japan's Oricon Pop Album charts on August 29th.
I co-wrote the song with Paul Carter and Kanata.
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"
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!
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]
UPCOMING BILLY JOEL COUNTRY TRIBUTE ALBUM
Jeff's Billy Joel Project is scheduled to be released this year featuring Lyle Lovett, Emmylou Harris, Lady Antebellum, and Tim McGraw. Jeff arranged and played piano on 5 of the songs.
PHOTOGRAPHS BY RON FONTENOT