Blind from birth, Frank Senior is a native New Yorker and was raised in Harlem where jazz played a major role in his musical career. His style of music is jazz, blues, standards and gospel, ranging from the 1930s to the present. Early on, he was influenced by artists such as Ray Charles, Nat King Cole, and Aretha Franklin.
Prior to Frank’s professional career, he attended the High School of Music and Art, LaVelle School for the Blind, and New York University as a voice major. He eventually followed music a bit later in life, putting voice and acting aside to operate a newsstand, marry, and raise a family.
The Universal Jazz Center was the first of many venues throughout New York in which Frank Senior performed. He has also appeared in places such as The Village Gate, Bryant Park, The Angry Squire, Sweetwater’s, The Blue Note, the Montréal Jazz Festival, the Lighthouse Metropolitan Museum of Art concert and numerous others.
Frank is a strong advocate for the blind and serves as a role model and mentor to the blind and visually impaired community. He is a tireless promoter of professional and social development for the blind through the use of assistive technology, sports & recreation and social interaction.
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