“Mitch Frohman is one of those rare woodwind players who plays virtually all of the saxophones…absolutely flawlessly.”
–Raul de Gama, Latin Jazz Network
We are excited to announce our second main stage act: 6-time Grammy Award winner Mitch Frohman with his Latin Jazz Quartet! For 25 years Mitch was the sax and flute soloist with the Tito Puente Orchestra!
Bronx native Mitch Frohman is one of the top saxophonist/flutists in the music scene. After graduating from Columbus H.S. (Bronx,N.Y. class of 1971), he went on to get his Bachelor of Music Education degree from The University of Miami(class of 1975). His versatility in different styles of music has led him to many opportunities of playing with the greatest musicians in the world (including 6 Grammy Award winning records and numerous Grammy, Latin Grammy & Billboard nominations).
For 25 years he was the sax and flute soloist with The TITO PUENTE ORCHESTRA & LATIN-JAZZ ENSEMBLE & also was a steady member of the MONGO SANTAMARIA band for many years. Continuing that tradition, Mitch is the sax/flute soloist and co-leader of The MAMBO LEGENDS ORCHESTRA (the former all-stars of The Tito Puente Orchestra). Some of the great salsa/latin-jazz artists he has played and or recorded with are MACHITO, CELIA CRUZ, La LUPE, EDDIE & CHARLIE PALMIERI, PAQUITO D’RIVERA, CHICO O’FARRILL ORCH., MILLY/JOCELYN & LOS VECINOS(merengue), CHEO FELICIANO, JOE CUBA, AVENTURA (bachata) and many more. He has also played and or recorded with CYNDI LAUPER, PAUL SIMON, DAVID BYRNE & THE TALKING HEADS, and BLOOD, SWEAT and TEARS.
Currently, besides leading the critically acclaimed latin-jazz and salsa dance band THE BRONX HORNS & leading EDDIE TORRES’ MAMBO KINGS Dance/Show Orchestra, Mitch is touring the world as the sax/flute soloist with the grammy award winning SPANISH HARLEM ORCHESTRA. In addition to being an in-demand performer, Mitch is an accomplished clinician for students from elementary age to college/conservatory level (he was the first sax/flute instructor at the world famous LOS ANGELES SALSA CONGRESS).
Mitch’s newest project is his Latin-Jazz Quartet featuring the Curtis Brothers (Zaccai/piano & Luques/Bass along with drummer Joel Mateo). The new double disc CD–“FROM DADDY WITH LOVE”–Mitch Frohman Latin-Jazz Quartet (on Truth/Revolution Records) has gotten worldwide attention, climbing to #16 on the Jazzweek radio airplay charts.
And last (but not least), his signature solo sound can be heard somewhere in the world, every day, as he is the saxophone soloist on the THEME SONG of the mega-hit T.V. show SEX & THE CITY.
Frohman and his quartet perform at 6:45 on the New Haven Green on August 27 as part of the New Haven Jazz Festival. Free/no tickets required.