Dave Frateski 'Saxophone' Mgr Of The Funky Horns aka Dr.Dave 20th Year

BIO

NAME: DAVE FRATESCHI  "THE PROFESSOR"  ALSO KNOWN AS EDDIE "WALLSTREET" BROWN'S DAD!

OCCUPATION: BAND TEACHER PHOENIX SCHOOL DISTRICT, CONDUCTOR, NYSSMA ADJUDICATOR

CITY BORN AND RAISED: SYRACUSE

YEARS THERE: ALL MY LIFE

FAMILY: MARRIED TO THE BEAUTIFUL DIANA

CHILDREN: LOUIE, ANTONIO AND GIOVANNA

MUSICAL CAREER BEGAN:  BACK IN HIGH SCHOOL.   PERFORMED THROUGHOUT EUROPE IN THE SUMMER OF 1982.

MUSICAL TRAINING/EDUCATION:  BM FROM ITHACA COLLEGE, MM FROM SYRACUSE UNIVERSITY, CURRENTLY WORKING ON CAS FROM SYRACUSE UNIVERSITY.

MUSICAL INSTRUMENT: SAXOPHONE, FLUTE, CLARINET AND TRUMPET

BANDS THAT I HAVE BEEN ASSOCIATED WITH: THE BLACKLITES, SHARP DRESSED PENGUINS, JAZZ KAT BIG BAND, NIK AND THE NICE GUYS, THE BOB COOPER BAND, SUNDAY NIGHT ROAD BAND, EL ZORRO BAND, THE MARCHING BLUENOTERS.

NATIONAL ACTS I'VE PLAYED WITH OR OPENED FOR: KC AND THE SUNSHINE BAND, THE TRAMMPS, ARETHA FRANKLIN, WAYNE NEWTON, MARTHA AND THE VANDELLAS, KOOL AND THE GANG.


PROUDEST MOMENT IN MY MUSICAL CAREER:

MOST INFLUENCIAL INDIVIDUAL IN MY MUSICAL CAREER:

MOST INFLUENCIAL INDIVIDUAL IN MY PERSONAL LIFE:

The Following Members have retired from the BlackLites to peruse other goals and dreams. They still perform and at times when available appear with The BlackLites in Concert and The Magic Starts Again!!! Much and Respect to All of Our Music Family... You're more than Welcomed To Rock With Us !!!