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
I STILL GOT IT — DENNIS VAN AARSSEN
Feb. 15, 2022 at FEINSTEIN's 54 BELOW in NYC
Dennis recently released his current single, “I Still Got It” from his upcoming album Hard To Live. Jeff has 6 songs in his new album, and stay tuned for Dennis’s debut at Feinstein’s 54 Below on February 15th featuring a duet co-written with Kathy Lee Gifford. Dennis’s last album went Gold in The Netherlands.
Movie Theme Album: The Cinematic Piano
Jeff recently recorded the Movie Theme Album in Montreal at Oscar Peterson Hall for Music OK, based in the UK, to be released with videos in December, 2021.
IMEN SIAR TO RELEASE "LONELY PEOPLE"
Jeff’s song Lonely People was recently recorded by Imen Siar who was the finalist for Britain’s Got Talent and is featured on David Guetta’s single, Family.
NEW SINGLE WITH BROFACTION: ALL MY LOVE
COMING SOON! Jeff's new single, "All My Love," with the Austrian artists, Brofaction.
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
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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]
PHOTOGRAPHS BY RON FONTENOT