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October 3rd 2013

It is with very deep sadness that we let you know that our beloved husband and father, Frank D'Rone, passed away on October 3rd after a lengthy illness. His beautiful spirit will live on through the thousands and thousands of lives he has touched with his music and his kind and generous spirit. No-one was a stranger to Frank, just another friend to be made. Whenever possible, before going on stage, he went around and introduced himself to anyone he might not already know, usually a rarity. In spite of his illness, Frank's final appearance, at the Legends Performance at the Auditorium Theatre of Chicago, drew rave reviews, as he rose from his sickbed to appear with friends Judy Roberts and Greg Fishman, to a standing ovation. He was a loving husband, father and friend, and will be sorely missed.

Joan D'Rone
Christopher Caldarone
David Caldarone


His funeral will be on Sunday, October 13th from 4 - 9 PM at:
Rago Brothers Funeral Home
7751 W. Irving Park Road
Chicago, IL 60634
(773)276-7800

In Lieu of flowers, please make donations to:
Lutheran Church of the Resurrection
8450 N. Shermer Road
Niles, Illinois 60714


New Releases

On CD:

Double Exposure Album CoverFrank D'Rone's new CD has been released by Whaling City Sound. Titled "Double Exposure", it has 5 D'Rone ballad solos with Frank on vocals and guitar and 6 swinging big band tunes with Frank, Phil Kelly and his band, the Northwest Prevailing Winds. Arranged and conducted by Phil Kelly himself, this is a marvelous reunion for Frank and Phil. They last recorded together when Phil was on drums on the "Frank D'Rone - In Person, Live at the hungry i" album recorded in the 1960's for Mercury Records. The two have kept in touch and this collaboration is a dream come true for both of them. This is the first big band album that Frank has done since his 1961 Mercury album with Billy May. Thus, this CD was long overdue and when Frank was approached to do it, Phil was the only arranger Frank would consider. The arrangements were conceived via phone calls and tapes sent back and forth, an unusual method coming to a beautiful fruition.

Huge thanks go out to the Executive Producers of this CD, who made it all possible:
Barry Mizock and Pat McGrath. Thanks, guys!!!

Here is where to purchase it:
Whaling City Sound


Past Shows

Frank D'RoneSaturday, August 24 2013 8:00 pm
ON STAGE WITH CHICAGO MUSIC LEGENDS AT THE AUDITORIUM THEATRE
Summer Cabaret Series
Auditorium Theatre
50 E. Congress
Chicago, IL
(312)341-2357
Cost: $50.00 and $75.00 (VIP)
Description:
Sit on the world-famous Auditorium Theatre stage as we welcome Chicago Music Legends
Frank D'Rone “A Seasoned Singer for All Seasons”, Judy Roberts “Chicago's Favorite Jazz Woman” and Denise Tomasello “Chicago's Cabaret Queen”. Get up close and personal with these amazing Chicago artists while sipping on hand-picked wines and gourmet cheese trays from Food for Thought in this intimate cabaret setting on the Auditorium's historic stage.
Produced by Barb Bailey Entertainment.
Other Info:
Purchase tickets and see more at: auditoriumtheatre.org


Frank D'RoneSunday, July 14, 2013 3:00 pm
5th Annual Benefit honoring Buddy Charles
St. Isaac Jogues Church
8149 W. Golf Road
Niles, IL
(847)966-1180
Cost: $20.00
Description:
Starring: Audrey Morris, Frank D'Rone, Scott Urban, Ann Burnell, Mark Burnell, Joel Barry, Steve Heliotis, Ernie Lane, Bob Solone, and Pat Gries (Mrs. Buddy Charles)
Other Info:
Please call Delores Stanton at (847)966-1180 for tickets. All proceeds going to the church. Beer, wine, soft drinks and snacks wil be available.


Frank D'Rone QuartetSaturday, June 22 2013 - 9:00 pm - 1:00 am
Chambers Restaurant
6881 N. Milwaukee
Niles, IL 60714
(847)647-8282
Cost: $15.00
Description:
With Frank on vocals & guitar, Tom Hope on piano, John Bany on bass and Chuck Christiansen on drums. Chambers is a fine, reasonably priced restaurant. Reservations are very highly recommended as Frank's appearances there have always sold out. If having dinner, please arrive by 6:30 to 7:00 pm.
Other Info:
Free parking in the Chambers lot.


Frank D'Rone QuartetSunday, May 12, 2013 - 7:30 pm
JAZZ VESPERS
Lutheran Church of the Resurrection
8450 N. Shermer Road
Niles, IL
(847)965-8210
Description:
With Frank on vocals & guitar, Bobby Schiff on piano, Nick Schneider on bass, and Rusty Jones on drums. Rev. Dr. Bruce T. Anderson is pastor of Lutheran Church of the Resurrection, which is known for its Jazz Vespers. Pastor Anderson was a professional jazz musician before entering the ministry in the 1970s. He brings in notable musicians for this program which seeks to honor jazz musicians in the area by giving them a setting that is warm, intimate and welcoming of their gifts. Jazz Vespers is also an outreach and social ministry project which donates a portion of the free will offering to LSSI/Augustana Ministries for the Disabled and is matched by Thrivent Financial Services. Vespers begin with a gathering and greeting time at 7:30 pm, with the actual program beginning at 7:45 pm. Following the Vespers, a coffee and refreshment hour is held in the church basement. Please join us for a wonderful evening of music and fellowship.
Other Info:
Shermer Road is off Dempster Street, on light east of Harlem, The church is a half mile south of Dempster, set back on the west side of the street, with parking in the rear.


Frank D'Rone QuintetSaturday, February 16 2013 - 9:00 pm
13th Annual Newport Beach Jazz Party
President's Day Weekend, February 14-17
Newport Beach Marriot Hotel & Spa
(949)759-5003
www.newportbeachjazzparty.com
Description:
Four Big Nights and Three Jazz Packed Days of the Best Jazz Party on the Planet
Daily evening concerts    Pool side sessions    Reserved seating    Two jazz brunches


Frank will be appearing on Saturday night, February 16 in the Pacific Ballroom

9:05 pm to 10:05 pm

For tickets and information call (949)759-5003 or go to newportbeachjazzparty.com

This will be one great weekend of jazz with superior players.

For the complete artist line-up and registration go to:
newportbeachjazzparty.com


Frank D'Rone QuartetSaturday, October 13 2012 - 9:00 pm - 1:00 am
Chambers Restaurant
6881 N. Milwaukee
Niles, IL 60714
(847)647-8282
Cost: $15.00
Description:
Celebrating Frank D'Rone's 80th birthday, 75th year in show business and CD release of "Double Exposure"! With Frank on vocals & guitar, Tom Hope on piano, John Bany on bass, and Rusty Jones on drums. Chambers is a fine, reasonably priced restaurant. Reservations are very highly recommended as Frank's appearances there have always sold out. If having dinner, please arrive by 6:30 to 7:00 pm.
Other Info:
Free parking in the Chambers lot.


Frank D'Rone QuartetSunday, October 7 2012 - 7:30 pm
JAZZ VESPERS
Lutheran Church of the Resurrection
8450 N. Shermer Road
Niles, IL
(847)965-8210
Description:
With Frank on vocals & guitar, Bobby Schiff on piano, Nick Schneider on bass, and Rusty Jones on drums. Rev. Dr. Bruce T. Anderson is pastor of Lutheran Church of the Resurrection, which is known for its Jazz Vespers. Pastor Anderson was a professional jazz musician before entering the ministry in the 1970s. He brings in notable musicians for this program which seeks to honor jazz musicians in the area by giving them a setting that is warm, intimate and welcoming of their gifts. Jazz Vespers is also an outreach and social ministry project which donates a portion of the free will offering to LSSI/Augustana Ministries for the Disabled and is matched by Thrivent Financial Services. Vespers begin with a gathering and greeting time at 7:30 pm, with the actual program beginning at 7:45 pm. Following the Vespers, a coffee and refreshment hour is held in the church basement. Please join us for a wonderful evening of music and fellowship.
Other Info:
Shermer Road is off Dempster Street, on light east of Harlem, The church is a half mile south of Dempster, set back on the west side of the street, with parking in the rear.


Frank D'Rone QuintetSaturday, September 1 2012 - 2:20 pm - 3:15 pm
34th Annual Chicago Jazz Festival
Jazz on Jackson Stage
Grant Park
Chicago, IL
Cost: Free Admission
Description:
Produced by the Department of Cultural Affairs & Special Events
Programmed by the Jazz Institute of Chicago
Known for its artistic creativity, the Chicago Jazz Festival is a favorite Labor Day Weekend tradition. It promotes awareness and appreciation for all forms of jazz through free, quality live musical performance.

The Festival is honoring Frank D'Rone for his 80th birthday, 75th year in show business and the CD release of "Double Exposure"! With Frank on vocals & guitar, Bobby Schiff on piano, Nick Schneider on bass, and Chuck Christiansen on drums with special guest, Eric Schneider on reeds.


Frank D'Rone QuintetSaturday, July 28 2012 - 8:00 pm - 12:00 am
The Green Mill
4802 North Broadway
Chicago, IL 60640
(773)878-5552
www.greenmilljazz.com
Cost: $12.00
Description:
With Frank on vocals & guitar, Bobby Schiff on piano, Nick Schneider on bass, Chuck Christiansen on drums and special guest, Mark Colby on tenor.

The Green Mill is more famous for its jazz than it's Al Capone beginnings. The look and atmosphere remain, however. It's always a great time at the Green Mill.
Other Info:
Try to get there early as sightlines are limited. The Mill has free parking after 6:00 pm a block west of the club on Lawrence.


"Remembering Buddy IV":
Benefit Concert in tribute to Buddy Charles
Sunday, July 15 2012 - 3:00 pm
Saint Isaac Jogues Parish
8149 Golf Road
Niles, IL 60714
(847)967-1060
Cost: $20.00
Description:
This will be the fourth annual concert to benefit the church where Buddy Charles served so faithfully for so many years. There will be a number of entertainer friends of Buddy's to contribute to the event which will take place in the Holy Family Room parish hall.
All proceeds will go to the Church. Those who have attended in the past have enjoyed a wonderful informal afternoon of music, song, memories and fun.


Frank D'Rone QuartetThursday June 28 2012 - 8:00 pm and 10:00 pm
Friday June 29 2012 - 8:00 pm and 10:00 pm
Saturday June 30 2012 - 8:00 pm and 10:00 pm
Sunday July 1 2012 - 4:00 pm and 8:00 pm
Jazz Showcase
806 Plymouth Court
Chicago, IL 60605
(312)360-0234
www.jazzshowcase.com
Cost: $20.00 & $25.00
Description:
The Frank D'Rone Quartet returns to the premiere jazz room in Chicago to celebrate Frank's 80th birthday and the release of his new, critically acclaimed new CD, "Double Exposure"! With Frank on vocals and guitar, Bobby Schiff on piano, Doug Hayes on bass and Chuck Christiansen on drums with special guest, Greg Fishman. A don't-miss occasion at the legendary Jazz Showcase. "Where jazz lives since 1947"
Other Info:
There is $5.00 parking behind the Showcase after 6:00 pm. The Jazz Showcase is located at Dearborn Station, on the East side of the building at 806 S. Plymouth Ct.


Frank D'Rone 80th Birthday CelebrationFriday, May 25 2012 - 9:00 pm
Green Mill
4802 North Broadway Street
Chicago, IL 60640
(773)878-5552
www.greenmilljazz.com
Cost: $12.00
Description:
A non-performing Frank will be honored by Dave Jemilo and the Green Mill with music by the Eric Schneider Quartet featuring: Eric Schneider on reeds, Jeremy Kahn on piano, Dennis Carroll on bass and George Fludas on drums with Marc Pompe on vocals.
Other Info:
The Mill has free parking after 6:00 pm just west of the club on Lawrence.


Frank D'Rone QuintetSaturday, February 18, 2012 - 9:00 pm
12th Annual Newport Beach Jazz Party
President's Day Weekend, February 16-19
Newport Beach Marriot Hotel & Spa
(949)759-5003
www.newportbeachjazzparty.com
Description:
Four Big Nights and Three Jazz Packed Days of the Best Jazz Party on the Planet
Daily evening concerts    Pool side sessions    Reserved seating    Two jazz brunches

Frank will be appearing on Saturday night, February 18 in the Pacific Ballroom

9:05 pm to 10:05 pm

Frank D'Rone on vocals and guitar, with Llew Matthews on piano, Danny Flahive on bass, Butch Miles on drums, Doug McDonald on guitar

For tickets and information call (949)759-5003 or go to newportbeachjazzparty.com

This will be one great weekend of jazz with superior players.

For the complete artist line-up and registration go to:
newportbeachjazzparty.com


Frank D'Rone QuartetSaturday, September 10 2011 - 9:00 pm - 1:00 am
Chambers Restaurant
6881 N. Milwaukee
Niles, IL 60714
(847)647-8282
Cost: $15.00
Description:
With Frank on vocals & guitar, Don Stille on piano, John Bany on bass and Charlie Braugham on drums. Chambers is a fine, reasonably priced restaurant. Reservations are very highly recommended as Frank's appearances there have always sold out. If having dinner, please arrive by 6:30 to 7:00 pm.
Other Info:
Free parking in the Chambers lot.


Frank D'RoneSunday, July 24 2011 - 2:00 pm
The Music Never Ends
A Concert Celebrating the Life of Joe Vito
Chicago Cultural Center
Preston Bradley Hall
78 East Washington Street
Chicago, IL 60602
Cost: Free
Description:
VINCE GERASOLE, AUDREY MORRIS, FRANK D'RONE, MARK MADSEN, SEAN HARRIS, FRANK CARUSO, FRANK WINKLER, LARRY NOVAK, LAURY SHELLEY, KT MCCAMMOND, CAROL LOVERDE & BOB SUTTER gather in tribute to their wonderful friend, the extraordinary Joe Vito.

Presented by the Chicago Office of Tourism and Culture.
An intimate afternoon presented in the elegant confines of one of the most spectacular event spaces in the city. Admission is free.


Frank D'RoneSunday, July 17 2011 - 3:00 pm
Remembering Buddy 111
Benefit Concert in tribute to Buddy Charles
Saint Isaac Jogues Parish
8149 Golf Road
Niles, IL 60714
(847)967-1060
Cost: $20.00
Description:
This will be the third annual concert to benefit the church where Buddy Charles served so faithfully for so many years. There will be a number of entertainer friends of Buddy's to contribute to the event which will take place in the Holy Family Room parish hall.
All proceeds will go to the Church. Those who have attended in the past have enjoyed a wonderful informal afternoon of music, song, memories and fun.


Frank D'Rone QuartetSaturday, June 4 2011 - 9:00 pm - 1:00 am
Chambers Restaurant
6881 N. Milwaukee
Niles, IL 60714
(847)647-8282
Cost: $15.00
Description:
With Frank on vocals & guitar, Don Stille on piano, John Bany on bass and Charlie Braugham on drums. Chambers is a fine, reasonably priced restaurant. Reservations are very highly recommended as Frank's appearances there have always sold out. If having dinner, please arrive by 6:30 to 7:00 pm.
Other Info:
Free parking in the Chambers lot.


Frank D'Rone QuartetSunday, April 3 2011 - 7:30 pm
JAZZ VESPERS
Lutheran Church of the Resurrection
8450 N. Shermer Road
Niles, IL
(847)965-8210
Description:
With Frank on vocals & guitar, Bobby Schiff on piano, Nick Tountas on bass, and Rusty Jones on drums. Rev. Dr. Bruce T. Anderson is pastor of Lutheran Church of the Resurrection, which is known for its Jazz Vespers. Pastor Anderson was a professional jazz musician before entering the ministry in the 1970s. He brings in notable musicians for this program which seeks to honor jazz musicians in the area by giving them a setting that is warm, intimate and welcoming of their gifts. Jazz Vespers is also an outreach and social ministry project which donates a portion of the free will offering to LSSI/Augustana Ministries for the Disabled and is matched by Thrivent Financial Services. Vespers begin with a gathering and greeting time at 7:30 pm, with the actual program beginning at 7:45 pm. Following the Vespers, a coffee and refreshment hour is held in the church basement. Please join us for a wonderful evening of music and fellowship.


Frank D'Rone QuartetSaturday, March 19 2011 - 9:00 pm - 1:00 am
Chambers Restaurant
6881 N. Milwaukee
Niles, IL 60714
(847)647-8282
Cost: $13.00
Description:
With Frank on vocals & guitar, Don Stille on piano, John Bany on bass, and Charlie Braugham on drums. Chambers is a fine, reasonably priced restaurant. Reservations are very highly recommended as Frank's appearances there have always sold out. If having dinner, please arrive by 6:30 or 7:00 pm.
Other Info:
Free parking in the Chambers lot.


Frank D'Rone QuartetThursday February 17 2011 - 8:00 pm and 10:00 pm
Friday February 18 2011 - 8:00 pm and 10:00 pm
Saturday February 19 2011 - 8:00 pm and 10:00 pm
Sunday February 20 2011 - 4:00 pm and 8:00 pm
Jazz Showcase
806 Plymouth Court
Chicago, IL 60605
(312)360-0234
www.jazzshowcase.com
Cost: $20.00 cover
Description:
The Frank D'Rone Quartet returns for another don't-miss occasion at the legendary Jazz Showcase. With Frank on vocals and guitar, Bobby Schiff on piano, Nick Schneider on bass and Chuck Christiansen on drums. There is not a more celebrated jazz venue anywhere, nor a better listening room in Chicago. This location is the best yet. "Where jazz lives since 1947"
Other Info:
There is $5.00 parking behind the Showcase after 6:00 pm. The Jazz Showcase is located at Dearborn Station, on the East side of the building at 806 S. Plymouth Ct.


Happiness Is Just a Thing Called JoeMonday, November 8 2010 - 7:30 pm
Reskin Theater (formerly the Blackstone)
60 E. Balbo Drive
Chicago, IL
Description:
Featuring:
Frank D'Rone, Audrey Morris, Ron Hawking, Mark Madsen, Rachel Barton Pine, Sean Harris, KT McCammond, Paulinho Garcia, Joe Longo, Larry Novak, Anthony Rago, Frank Caruso, Rich Daniels and the City Lights Orchestra

Join us as we gather to remember Joe and to ensure that Joe will be remembered.

Donations are welcome in support of creating the Joe Vito Memorial Scholarship at DePaul University School of Music
This scholarship will continue Joe's legacy of making a difference in the lives of Chicago musicians.

Reserve your complimentary tickets by calling 773-325-7260
Other Info:
Please send donations to:
Joe Vito Memorial Scholarship
DePaul University School of Music
804 Belden Avenue
Chicago, IL 60614


Frank D'Rone QuartetSaturday, October 9 2010 - 9:00 pm - 1:00 am
Chambers Restaurant
6881 N. Milwaukee
Niles, IL 60714
(847)647-8282
Cost: $13.00
Description:
With Frank on vocals & guitar, Don Stille on piano, John Bany on bass, and Charlie Braugham on drums. Chambers is a fine, reasonably priced restaurant. Reservations are very highly recommended as Frank's appearances there have always sold out. If having dinner, please arrive by 6:30 or 7:00 pm.
Other Info:
Free parking in the Chambers lot.


Frank D'Rone QuartetTuesday, September 28, 2010 - 7:30 pm
Historic Everett Theatre
2911 Colby Avenue
Everett, WA 98201
(425)258-6766
Cost: $15.00 Regular
$12.00 Military/Student/Senior
Description:
The Historic Everett Theatre, originally built in 1901 as an opera house, is the oldest operating theatre in the state of Washington. In 1995 the Everett Theatre Society was formed as a non-profit organization to own and operate the theatre with the mission to enrich the community through performing arts and theatre preservation.
Other Info:
Frank will be making his first concert appearance here. (He will be in the area recording a new CD with arranger Phil Kelley.)


Frank D'Rone QuartetSaturday, June 19 2010 - 9:00 pm - 1:00 am
Chambers Restaurant
6881 N. Milwaukee
Niles, IL 60714
(847)647-8282
Cost: $12.00
Description:
With Frank on vocals & guitar, Don Stille on piano, John Bany on bass, and Charlie Braugham on drums. Chambers is a fine, reasonably priced restaurant. Reservations are very highly recommended as Frank's appearances there have always sold out. If having dinner, please arrive by 6:30 or 7:00 pm.
Other Info:
Free parking in the Chambers lot.


Frank D'Rone QuartetFriday, April 23 2010 9:00 pm - 1:00 am
Saturday, April 24 2010 8:00 pm - 12:00 am
The Green Mill
4802 N. Broadway
Chicago, IL 60640
(773)878-5552
www.greenmilljazz.com
Cost: $12.00
Description:
With Frank on vocals & guitar, Bobby Schiff on piano, Nick Schneider on bass, and Chuck Christiansen on drums. "The Green Mill is sophisticated informality, warm glowing atmosphere steeped in the heady sounds of the early '30s and '40s; the magic of the Mill is that the audience commingles in its mutual respect for the music. Shades of Al Capone's heyday are found in the wall memorabilia as you enter and in the famous booth where he and his henchmen could keep a cautious eye on both doors. Today, The Green Mill, in keeping with owner Dave Jemilo's philosophy for a proper mix of down-to-earth friendliness and class, maintains an authenticity of the '40s in service, price and music." You never want to miss a performance at the legendary Green Mill.
Other Info:
Try to get there early as sightlines are limited there. The Mill has a parking lot just west of the club on Lawrence.


Frank D'Rone QuartetSaturday, March 20 2010 - 9:00 pm - 1:00 am
Chambers Restaurant
6881 N. Milwaukee
Niles, IL 60714
(847)647-8282
Cost: $12.00
Description:
With Frank on vocals & guitar with the Chambers trio: Don Stille on piano, John Bany on bass, and Charlie Braugham on drums. Chambers is a fine, reasonably priced restaurant. Reservations are very highly recommended as Frank's appearances there have always sold out. If having dinner, please arrive by 6:30 or 7:00 pm.
Other Info:
Free parking in the Chambers lot.


Frank D'Rone QuartetThursday February 11 2010 - 8:00 pm and 10:00 pm
Friday February 12 2010 - 8:00 pm and 10:00 pm
Saturday February 13 2010 - 8:00 pm and 10:00 pm
Sunday February 14 2010 - 4:00 pm and 8:00 pm
Jazz Showcase
806 Plymouth Court
Chicago, IL 60605
(312)360-0234
www.jazzshowcase.com
Cost: $20.00 cover
Description:
Celebrate Valentine's week with the Frank D'Rone Quartet!With Frank on vocals and guitar, Tom Hope on piano, Nick Schneider on bass and Rusty Jones on drums. A don't-miss occasion at the legendary Jazz Showcase. There is not a more celebrated jazz venue anywhere. The new location is the best yet. "Where jazz lives since 1947"
Other Info:
There is $5.00 parking behind the Showcase.The Jazz Showcase is located at Dearborn Station, on the East side of the building at 806 S. Plymouth Ct.


Frank D'Rone QuartetSaturday, November 14 2009 - 9:00 pm - 1:00 am
Chambers Restaurant
6881 N. Milwaukee
Niles, IL 60714
(847)647-8282
Cost: $12.00
Description:
With Frank on vocals & guitar, Don Stille on piano, John Bany on bass, and Charlie Braugham on drums. Chambers is a fine, reasonably priced restaurant. Reservations are very highly recommended as Frank's appearances there have always sold out. If having dinner, please arrive by 6:30 or 7:00 pm.
Other Info:
Free parking in the Chambers lot.


Frank D'Rone QuartetFriday, September 11, 9:00 pm - 1:00 am
Saturday, September 12, 8:00 pm - 12:00 am
The Green Mill
4802 N. Broadway
Chicago, IL 60640
(773)878-5552
www.greenmilljazz.com
Cost: $12.00
Description:
With Frank on vocals & guitar, Bobby Schiff on piano, Nick Schneider on bass, and Chuck Christiansen on drums.

"The Green Mill is sophisticated informality, warm glowing atmosphere steeped in the heady sounds of the early '30s and '40s; the magic of the Mill is that the audience commingles in its mutual respect for the music. Shades of Al Capone's heyday are found in the wall memorabilia as you enter and in the famous booth where he and his henchmen could keep a cautious eye on both doors. Today, The Green Mill, in keeping with owner Dave Jemilo's philosophy for a proper mix of down-to-earth friendliness and class, maintains an authenticity of the '40s in service, price and music." You never want to miss a performance at the legendary Green Mill.
Other Info:
Try to get there early as sightlines are limited there. The Mill has a parking lot just west of the club on Lawrence.


Frank D'Rone QuartetSaturday, August 29 2009 - 9:00 pm - 1:00 am
Chambers Restaurant
6881 N. Milwaukee
Niles, IL 60714
(847)647-8282
Cost: $12.00
Description:
With Frank on vocals & guitar, Don Stille on piano, John Bany on bass, and Charlie Braugham on drums. Chambers is a fine, reasonably priced restaurant. Reservations are very highly recommended as Frank's appearances there have always sold out. If having dinner, please arrive by 6:30 or 7:00 pm.
Other Info:
Free parking in the Chambers lot.


Frank D'Rone QuartetThursday July 23 2009 - 8:00 pm and 10:00 pm
Friday July 24 2009 - 8:00 pm and 10:00 pm
Saturday July 25 2009 - 8:00 pm and 10:00 pm
Sunday July 26 2009 - 4:00 pm and 8:00 pm
Jazz Showcase
806 Plymouth Court
Chicago, IL 60605
(312)360-0234
www.jazzshowcase.com
Cost: $20.00 cover
Description:
Frank will be accompanied by Don Stille on piano, Nick Schneider on bass and Chuck Christiansen on drums. A don't-miss occasion at the legendary Jazz Showcase. There is not a more celebrated jazz venue anywhere. The new location is the best yet. "Where jazz lives since 1947"
Other Info:
There is $5.00 parking behind the Showcase.
The Jazz Showcase is located at Dearborn Station, on the East side of the building at 806 S. Plymouth Ct.


Frank D'Rone Quartet
in a concert to benefit La Lumiere School
Friday, July 10 2009 - 8:00 pm (7:00 pm CDT)
Acorn Theater
107 Generation Drive
Three Oaks, MI 49128
(269)756-3879
www.acorntheater.com
Cost: $35.00
Description:
This is Frank's third annual appearance in this fine theater for a most worthy cause. Frank will be accompanied by Bobby Schiff on piano, John Bany on bass and David Hilliker on drums. The Acorn Theater is an easy drive from Chicago just over the Michigan border near New Buffalo. The concert will open with the group House of Funk (La Lumiere Students) at 8:00 EST (7:00 Chicago time). Call 219-326-7450 for tickets or go to www.lalumiere.org.
Other Info:
Take I94 to Exit 2 in Michigan (Three Oaks). Go right 6 miles to stop light. Turn left – 3 blocks. Take first left past tracks. Take first left past tracks, 1 block, then right to Acorn Theater.


Frank D'Rone QuartetTuesday, June 30 2009 - 8:30 pm
Catalina Jazz Club Bar and Grill
6725 W Sunset Blvd
Hollywood, CA 90028
(323)466-2210
www.catalinajazzclub.com
Description:
The Frank D'Rone Quartet in concert at this famed jazz club for one show, one night only.
Other Info:
Reservations accepted. Doors open at 8:30.


Frank D'Rone QuartetSaturday, June 6 2009 - 9:00 pm - 1:00 am
Chambers Restaurant
6881 N. Milwaukee
Niles, IL 60714
(847)647-8282
Cost: $12.00
Description:
With Frank on vocals & guitar, Don Stille on piano, John Bany on bass, and Charlie Braugham on drums. Chambers is a fine, reasonably priced restaurant. Reservations are very highly recommended as Frank's appearances there have always sold out. If having dinner, please arrive by 6:30 or 7:00 pm.
Other Info:
Free parking in the Chambers lot.


Frank D'Rone and Joe Vito
Private party in St. Augustine, FL
Saturday, April 11 2009


Frank D'Rone Quartet in ConcertSaturday, April 4 2009 - 8:00 pm
Cabin Fever Jazz Series 2009
Grand Finale Concert with the Frank D'Rone Quartet
Gorton Community Center
400 E. Illinois Road
Lake Forest, IL 60045
(847)234-6060
www.gortoncenter.org
Cost: $45.00 Premium Reserved which includes Premium Reception with Frank D'Rone following the concert.
$30.00 Regular Reserved
$15.00 Youth or Student
Description:
With Frank on vocals & guitar, Bobby Schiff on piano, Nick Schneider on bass and Chuck Christiansen on drums. This is a very special occasion in a gem of a theater. Don't miss a chance to hear Frank in concert mode.
Get your tickets early, this will sell out!
Other Info:
Gorton Community Center is a "community house" located in the former Edward F. Gorton School building at 400 East Illinois Road in Lake Forest. Built in 1901, it is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and was completely renovated in 2000. The Community Center site is beautifully landscaped and located just two blocks from Lake Forest's historic Market Square and one block from the downtown Lake Forest Metra Station. Parking available on site and nearby.


Frank D'Rone QuartetSaturday, March 14 2009 - 9:00 pm - 1:00 am
Chambers Restaurant
6881 N. Milwaukee
Niles, IL 60714
(847)647-8282
Cost: $12.00
Description:
With Frank on vocals & guitar, Don Stille on piano, John Bany on bass, and Charlie Braugham on drums. Chambers is a fine, reasonably priced restaurant. Reservations are very highly recommended as Frank's appearances there have always sold out. If having dinner, please arrive by 6:30 or 7:00 pm.
Other Info:
Free parking in the Chambers lot.


Frank D'Rone with the Joe Vito Trio
in a concert for The Italian-American Human Relations Foundation
Monday, January 26 2009 - 6:30 pm
East Bank Club
500 N. Kingsbury Street (one block south of Grand Avenue)
Chicago, IL 60710
Please call (773)276-7800 for reservations
Cost: $35.00 (Donation)
Description:
Frank and the group in concert. Presented by The Italian-American Human Relations Foundation in keeping with their mission of celebrating the contributions of all ethnic groups through the performing arts.
Pasta/Neckbone dinner at 6:30 pm
Performance at 7:30 pm
Other Info:
$5.25 Indoor Parking available (with validation)


Frank D'Rone QuartetFriday, January 16th 2009, 9:00 pm - 1:00 am
Saturday, January 17th 2009, 8:00 pm - 12:00 am
The Green Mill
4802 N. Broadway
Chicago, IL 60640
(773)878-5552
www.greenmilljazz.com
Cost: $12.00
Description:
With Frank on vocals & guitar, Bobby Schiff on piano, Nick Schneider on bass, and Rusty Jones on drums.

"The Green Mill is sophisticated informality, warm glowing atmosphere steeped in the heady sounds of the early '30s and '40s; the magic of the Mill is that the audience commingles in its mutual respect for the music. Shades of Al Capone's heyday are found in the wall memorabilia as you enter and in the famous booth where he and his henchmen could keep a cautious eye on both doors. Today, The Green Mill, in keeping with owner Dave Jemilo's philosophy for a proper mix of down-to-earth friendliness and class, maintains an authenticity of the '40s in service, price and music." You never want to miss a performance at the legendary Green Mill.
Other Info:
Try to get there early as sightlines are limited there. The Mill has a parking lot just west of the club.


Frank D'Rone with The John Bany TrioFriday, December 19 2008, 9:30 pm - 1:30 am
Saturday, December 20 2008, 9:30 pm - 1:30 am
Andy's Jazz Club
11 E Hubbard St
Chicago, IL 60611
(312)642-6805
www.andysjazzclub.com
Cost: $15.00
Description:
An unusual appearance at Andy's with Frank on vocals & guitar, Jim Ryan on piano, John Bany on bass, and Chuck Christiansen on drums.

"One of Chicago's best known and most respected jazz establishments, historic Andy's offers casually sophisticated dining with a musical menu of Chicago's top jazz artists."


Frank D'Rone QuartetSaturday, November 15 2008 - 9:00 pm - 1:00 am
Chambers Restaurant
6881 N. Milwaukee
Niles, IL 60714
(847)647-8282
Cost: $12.00
Description:
With Frank on vocals & guitar, Don Stille on piano, John Bany on bass, and Charlie Braugham on drums. Chambers is a fine, reasonably priced restaurant. Reservations are very highly recommended as Frank's appearances there have always sold out. If having dinner, please arrive by 6:30 or 7:00 pm.
Other Info:
Free parking in the Chambers lot.


Frank D'Rone ~ Life Time Achievement AwardSunday, October 19 2008 - 7:00 pm
Chicago Cabaret Professionals Gala
Park West
322 West Armitage
Chicago, IL 60614-4711
Cost: $30 for general admission, bar and balcony seating and $50 for reserved table and booth seating

Purchase Here: Chicago Cabaret Professionals
Description:
It is the Chicago Cabaret Professionals tenth anniversary and they are calling the show "Our Kind of Town". At this event, they are honoring Frank for making a lasting contribution to the Chicago music scene. Frank will also perform in the show which will have a lineup of other Cabaret Professionals. Frank will be accompanied by Bobby Schiff at the piano. Valet parking will be available.
Doors open at 5:45 pm, the entertainment begins with pre-show music at 6:15 with the main performance beginning at 7:00 pm. This memorable evening of music will feature over 35 of Chicago's finest cabaret artists.
Other Info:
Chicago Cabaret Professionals
P.O. Box 408268
Chicago, IL 60640
Hot line: (312) 409-3106
www.chicagocabaret.org



Recent Releases

On CD:"Falling in Love with Love" With liner notes by Tony Bennett - Click here to order.

New Projects in Development

On DVD:Frank D'Rone at The Green Mill
On DVD:A new documentary: "One Night Only - Frank D'Rone Swings the Great American Songbook"
On CD:Watch for Frank's new CD entitled “Pure Imagination - Two Sides of Frank D’Rone” now in production, with six Big Band songs recorded with super arranger Phil Kelly and the Northwest Prevailing Winds, and five solo vocal and guitar tracks. You can find great CDs by Phil Kelly and the band on Origin Records: “Convergence Zone”, “My Museum” and “Ballet of the Bouncing Beagles”.
www.philkellymusic.com