Jon Frattasio has been a professional musician for 20 years.  As they say in the music biz, "he is a troubadour for sure", performing between 250 and, some years, 300 nights a year.  Jon has piled up more than 6000 professional gigs worth of experience.  Jon has an impressive set list of over 1500 songs and some of his owned penned tunes.  Frattasio has done some travelling over the years with regular performances in Key West, California, Las Vegas and, of course, all New England.

You can catch Jon performing year round from Boston to Cape Cod and in-between and,  you just never know who'll stop by a Jon Frattasio gig.  Jon has performed quite a bit over the years with some world class musicians like:  Peter Mayer (lead guitarist of Jimmy Buffett's Coral Reefer Band) and Jim Mayer (bassist of Jimmy Buffett's Coral Reefer Band) also, Amy Lee (sax player from the Charles Neville Jazz Band and Jimmy Buffett's Coral Reefer Band).  Jon has also performed with percussionist and instrument virtuoso,  Scott R. Bryan (Peter Mayer Group and toured with Sheryl Crow for 5 years).  Jon speaks proudly of the profound musical influence and great inspiration, that he has received over the years, from good friends Peter and Jim Mayer. Jon notes the joy it always is to perform with Key West based, singer/songwriter, Scott Kirby. Jon says, "when you perform with Scott, you learn, laugh, listen and leave the gig with a new cd. Scott's a great finger style acoustic player who writes wonder stuff."   

Some of Jon's very best performances are with his band mates like,  world class sax monster,  Tony Quintiliani (Sheena Easton tour), Tony Q is a great hand percussionist and 2nd melody singer as well.  His approach to music is high energy, fun and professional.   Jon's right arm, life-long friend; guitarist/bassist/technician, Bob Doolittle is the winner of 8 Boston Music Awards.  "Bob and Tony are consummate professionals, always playing the right thing on any given tune or musical situation. Bob and Tony are two of the finest professional musicians anywhere ." -JF

In Tony Q's absense, Massachusetts based sax pro; Terry Sanger has recently emerged and is performing dates with Jon, Steve and Bob. Terry is an outstanding sax player and like Tony Q, Terry plays the saprano, alto and tenor on the gigs with total authority. Terry sings harmony vocals on virtually every tune.  -Jon says; "I can't wait to get Tony Q and Terry Sanger on the same gig... I like Terry a lot, he's a gentlman and a total pro out there on my gigs. I love his sax sounds and his approach, Terry has a good ear. You're going to here things from Terry and I in the future."  

Jon performs with two great drummers.  Jon's full-time player is popular drummer/percussionist, Steve Oksenuk (a New England and Key West troubadour).  -Jon says of Steve; "this cat can pick up song arrangements and music vibes in minutes. Steve's style, sound and approach is so professional that everyone is always so comfortable when Steve's on the gig." -JF  Jon has performed several years with another local pro, Bob Paluccio.  Jon boasts of Paluccio being one of the most talented drummer/percussionists anywhere.  "One of Bob's specialty's is his own version of the "Cocktail Drum", performing it like no other!" -JF

   So, you just never know who will be out there jamming with Jon Frattasio on any given night.  Get out there and check out Jon, you'll like what you here and see!

  -Jon's biography was authored by:

Joe Martin of Cape Cod Massachusetts - May, 2011.

Joe Santangelo of San Diego California - June, 2012. 

 

 

   Jon Frattasio has performed many notable venues over his 21 years as a professional musician.

Boston's: --Hard Rock Cafe'--Avalon--The Rat--The Channal--Bunratty's--Club III of Cambridge--Warren Tavern--Mr. Dooley's--The Kinsale--Cheers in Faneuil Hall...

Cape Cod and the South Shore of MA.: Papa Razzi and Joe's American Bar & Grill--the BBC's--The Ocean Deck--The Marshfield Tavern, The Norwell Company Theater--The Courtyard of Cataumet every Sunday night--The Raw Bar of Falmouth in summer time--The Boston Tavern every Thursday--The Poppenesset of New Seabury--The Golf Club at Cape Cod--The Trowbridge Tavern--East Bay Grille of Plymouth--Pine Hills--The Sand Bar on Martha's Vineyard and several gigs on Nantucket Island just to name a few...

Venues of: Key West: Margaritaville Cafe'--Hog's Breath Saloon, Irish Kevin's--The Bull, Captain Tony's Saloon..., and performances to come soon at, the Smokin' Tuna Saloon on Charles Street.

Las Vegas's: Fiesta Rancho Casino--Manchester NH's Capitol Theater, Palm Springs, Southern California and more!

 

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