Frank Axtell

Frank Axtell

With over two decades in the music industry, Frank Axtell is a renowned guitarist, composer and teacher and is a major contributor to the south Florida jazz-fusion scene. He performs with his own jazz ensemble, The Frank Axtell Quartet. He toured extensively in the mid 80s along the Atlantic coast and Europe & has recorded on the West Coast at San Franciscos The Record Plant. Thankfully he has decided to make south Florida his home.

For years I performed as a sideman in other bands. It was time to form my own group.

Frank attended the prestigious Berklee College of Music in Boston. He has always taken his continuing course of musical evolution seriously, learning from prominent guitarists Vincent Bredice, Joe Diorio, Scott Henderson, and Jack Wilkins. In 1990-91 Frank served on the faculty at Miami Dade Community College. He has performed guitar clinics and teaches guitar and electric bass at Digital Soundscapes Studios, West Palm Beach. Currently, with over 40 private students, Frank owns and operates his own multimedia recording studio, Digital Soundscapes where he produces many local artists in addition to composing and engineering his own projects.

Influences

  • Joe Zawinul
  • Wayne Shorter
  • John Coltrane
  • Miles Davis
  • Chick Corea
  • Jimi Hendrix
  • Gonzalo Rubalcaba
  • Vincent Bredice
  • Carlos Edwardo Arellano
  • John McLaughlin
  • J.S.Bach
  • Igor Stravinsky
  • Bela Bartok
  • Jaco Pastorius
  • Charlie Parker
  • Tribal Tech
  • Pat Martino
  • George Benson
  • Micheal Brecker
  • U.K.
  • Brand X
  • The Beatles
  • Trilok Gurtu
  • Yes
  • Jeff Beck
  • Herbie Hancock
  • Frank Zappa
  • Jimi Hendrix
  • Mike Landau
  • Shawn Lane
  • Trilok Gurtu
  • King Crimson
  • Scott Kinsey
  • Joe Diorio
  • Jaco Pastorius
  • Ravi Shankar
  • Airto Moreira
  • Flora Purim
  • Scott Henderson
  • Joe Henderson
  • Sonny Rollins
  • Bud Powell
  • Jimmy Bruno
  • Vic Juris
  • Jeff Berlin
  • Vinnie Colaiuta
  • Wayne Kranz
  • Bad Finger
  • Brian Auger
  • John Scofield
  • Allan Holdsworth

Music Hardware

The guitars ...

  • 83 Fender strat with 1968 pickups
  • Gibson ES 775 archtop
  • 2006 Gibson ES 335
  • Bill Nash relic 57 strat
  • 70's Gibson Les Paul Custom
  • Gibson Custom Shop VOS 1958 Les Paul Standard
  • San Dimas Charvel strat
  • Taylor BZ 714

The amps ...

  • Fender Vibro King
  • 2 Marshall Silver Jubilee's
  • Fender Deluxe Reverb
  • Peavey 5150
  • 70 and 71 Fender Princeton Reverb
  • 1959 HW Marshall Plexi Super Lead 100 with 1960 Marshall AX 4x12
  • 1970's Marshall JMP MkII 50 watt with Old Marshall 1970 4x12 Slant Cab with 25 watt Celestion greenbacks
  • 66 and 65 Fender Blackfaced Super Reverb amps
  • 2 Peavey Special 130's
  • Suhr PT -100

The pedals ...

  • Xotic BB preamp, Xotic RC booster
  • Fuzzface
  • Lexicon PCM 80
  • MXR (70's script logo) Dyna Comp
  • Fulltone Ultimate Octave
  • MXR Script Logo Phase 90
  • Arion SC-1 chorus
  • Chandler Stereo Digital Echo
  • Roger Meyer Voo Doo Vibe+
  • TS9 Tube screamer
  • Electro Harmonix Memoryman
  • Carl Martin compressor
  • Cry Baby Wah Wah
  • Pedaltrain Pro
  • TC Electronics Polytune
  • Maxon OD9
  • Voodoo Lab Pedal Power Plus
  • Carl Martin PlexiTone
  • Loop-Master True Bypass Loop Switcher
  • Boss CE-3 Chorus

The recording gear ...

  • Apple Dual 2.7 Ghz G5
  • Apple MacBook Pro 2.33 Ghz 17"
  • Presonus Firepod
  • Logic Pro 7
    (all mixing and effects are done in Logic)
  • Logic Express
  • AKG K240 Studio Monitor headphones.
  • Motu Micro Lite
  • Korg 01WFD as keyboard controller
  • Shure SM 57 mics
  • Mackie HR 824 monitors

Live Shows

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