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Frank Mantooth

Frank Mantooth

(1947 – 2004)

Frank Mantooth published over 165 works for jazz combo and jazz ensemble. In addition to his extensive print catalog, five of Frank's albums garnered a total of 11 Grammy nominations in both writing and playing categories. He taught at several summer jazz camps and was an artist-in-residence at various universities and high schools throughout the country. Commissions included works for Doc Severinsen, Louie Bellson, Pete Christlieb, the Kansas City Symphony, the Madison Symphony Orchestra, and the Airmen of Note.

In 1999, Frank received the Florence Crittenton Foundation's Citizen of the Year Award (previous recipients have been former Kansas Senator Nancy Kassenbaum-Baker and former First Lady Barbara Bush) and the Homer Osborne award for outstanding contributions to jazz education. Frank touched many as a pianist, composer, arranger, clinician, and educator.

Explore Publications by Frank Mantooth

Luck of the Irish Jazz EnsembleFJH Advanced Jazz Ensemble4JE4045
Too Young Jazz EnsembleFJH Intermediate Jazz Ensemble3JE4062
What a Diff’rence a Day Made Jazz EnsembleFJH Advanced Jazz Ensemble5JE4063
This Masquerade Jazz EnsembleFJH Advanced Jazz Ensemble4JE4081
Perdido Jazz EnsembleFJH Advanced Jazz Ensemble4JE4086
But Beautiful Jazz EnsembleFJH Intermediate Jazz Ensemble3JE4099
Greensleeves PianoThe FJH Piano Ensemble SeriesLate IntermediateE1020