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Have A Funky Day
Datz It (version 05)
Artist Genre: Jazz - Contemporary
Artist - Short Description
Frank "Buzz" Amato is an independent writer, arranger, producer & keyboardist with over 25 years in the music industry. He appears on more than100 CDs (2 received platinum certification) as performer or producer. In the early 80s, Buzz toured the world with the legendary Curtis Mayfield as musical director and during that time became staff producer for Ichiban Records. In the 90s, Buzz focused on production & writing, working with some of music's finest such as Gerald Albright, Kirk Whalum, & Ben E King to name a few.
In 2000, Buzz created Amatones Music. He composed music for CNN, Delta Airlines, & The Discovery Channel & scored 2 songs for the W.VA Symphony with the Bob Thompson jazz trio. Sept of 05 Buzz released his debut CD A Collection on Blue Canoe Records. The Weather Channel prominently featured 8 songs & radio & internet has embraced the debut release.
Currently, Buzz is working on his follow up CD as well as producing for other artists.
I perform live locally with my own group as well as tour with various artists
Herbie Hancock, George Duke, Stevie Wonder, The Beatles, Quincy Jones, Jam&Lewis and many more
Live: a grand piano
Studio: Fatar Studio 110 controller, Triton rack, TR rack, Plnet Earth, Planet Phatt, Roland JV1080, Kurzweil K2000, Ensoniq MR Rack,Oberheim Matrix 1000,Yamaha TX81Z,Spectronsonics Stylus, Trilogy, Atmosphere, B4, FM7 and more