Frank Defino Jr has been composing and perfoming music in all genres for over 4 decades. Frank lives with his wife and 3 daughters who are the love and inspiration of his live. His love for the arts and music started at age 4 and continually propels him to create new music compositions today. Early in his career, Frank won back to back 'Best of State' drumming competitions. He currently plays 2 instruments, Drums and Piano. Frank's music on this current release 'Gratitude' features all acoustic solo piano music perfomened on a beautiful Steinway Grand piano. Frank has writtin, recorded and performed music for TV and Radio spots such as McDonald's, Kroger Foods, Kraft Foods, Honda, Yahoo, Lucent Technologies, Enesco and many others. He has also co- written and recorded the Chicago Cubs Theme song for WGN Radio that is played for the past nine years before, during and after each game. Frank perfomed live and has toured with such legendary greats as Paul Anka, Chuck Berry, Jerry Vale, Frankie Lane, Howie Mandal, Joan Rivers, Bob Hope, Cid Cesar, and Gary Shandling. Frank was also co-writter/producer for the 'Let's Sing and Learn' Childrens music series that featured 29 titles on cassette, CD and video. Frank was nominated for 2 Dove Awards in 1996 and 1997 for 'Best Childrens Music Album of the Year' and 'Best Enhanced Childrens CD Album of the Year'. Currently this series has sold over 1 million units worldwide in stores such as WalMart, K-Mart, Target and Circuit City. Frank also recently created Lily Park Inc. wherre his music CD's are packaged in a patented gift box design including beautifully matched wine and wine glass charms. Frank is continually inspiried by life instances and it shows through his music which has touched so many people, young and old in a calm, soothing and sincere way. His melodies and songs are memorable. 'Gratitude' speaks to the very emotion of the feeling of being Grateful as the music is perfect for relaxing, listening in the car, dinner parties, client gifts, office music and general overall healing and relaxation. Check out his web site at www.lilyparkinc.com.
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