17 May 2014 Linda
Frank Darmiento is a 1967 graduate of Union College in Schenectady, New York where he studied music composition with Edgar Curtis and was awarded the Richmond Prize in Music as outstanding musician. He later studied music composition with Wendell Margrave in Washington, D.C. and arranging with Ladd McIntosh. He was selected as a winner of the prestigious 2003 Dallas Wind Symphony brass fanfare competition. He is also a multiple year American Society of Composers, Authors, and Publishers (ASCAP) awards winner.
8 July 2014 Darby
Trombonist/composer Frank Darmiento and his quartet remind us what small group jazz is all about – musicians creating ensemble music and feeding off one another. In addition to his exceptional trombone playing, Darmiento is an award winning composer (a winner of the 2003 Dallas Wind Symphony brass fanfare competition). Sudden Impact displays his writing talents through six original compositions as well as creative arrangements on five jazz standards. This is a truly original CD.