I’ve built my career on one simple belief: music is my life; singing is my love. This passion, emotion, sincerity, and honesty have led me to become one of New York’s timeless vocalists.
I wake up compelled to sing and share my gift with audiences and am always searching, growing, and listening to what’s happening in the world and in music. So, I was thrilled to find this role. I’m dedicated to bringing my enthusiastic and deliberate work ethic to your organization.
I credit my sound from being a Harlem native, growing up in the Lincoln Projects. Blind since birth, it is a part of who I am and has made my other senses come alive and enhance my music in a way that touches the audience. Let the song come, and I’ll express what the story has to convey. My life is as a musician and advocate for the independence and understanding of the blind has been a big part of my story.
As you will see on the attached resume, I’ve performed at some of the most renowned jazz clubs like Birdland, Smalls, Sisters Place, and BrownstownJAZZ, Fat Cat, and Showman’s to esteemed venues as the United Nations, Gracie Mansion, and St. Peter’s Church. My festival credits include The Lincoln Center’s Midsummer Night Swing, The Morocco Jazz Festival, and Montreal International Jazz Festival.
In addition to singing, I excel as a producer, actor, consultant, and entertainer. I served as Alec Baldwin’s consultant for the movie “Blind" and was featured on the television series “What Would You Do?” produced by John Quinones. I am currently being featured in a national Mastercard commercial for the new accessible credit card for blind and partially sighted people.
I also am the owner and operator of Frank Senior’s Newsstand on 42nd Street and 5th Avenue in New York City. Please know I am also a guide dog user. If you would like any additional insight into my qualifications and accolades, please let me know, and I’ll connect you with my collection of references. Thank you for your time and consideration. I’m looking forward to hearing from you. Sincerely, Frank Senior
Awards and Honors
National Endowment for the Arts Award
Second Place in the Mid-Atlantic Jazz Festival’s “Jazz Voice” Competition
Lifetime Achievement Award from the VISIONS Bronx Advisory Board
Jamaica Development Corporation Appreciation Award
Frank is featured in Two Books
Who Am I Now | Thomas Marten - Author
New Yorkers A City and It's People in Our Time | Craig Taylor -Author
"Over a period of six years, the author, Craig Taylor, met with, interviewed and be-friended scores of New York residents from all walks of life - each of them eager to share their slice of New York"