Celebrating over 30 years of live jazz...

Founded in 1983, the mission of Gainesville Friends of Jazz is to support, promote and increase public awareness, interest, participation and education in jazz, America's music.

2008 Frank Sullivan

In recognition of outstanding achievement and artistic contributions to jazz

Honored by Gainesville Friends of Jazz

2008   Frank Sullivan
Frank Sullivan is Gainesville's premier jazz musician.  After honing his piano jazz talents playing clubs throughout the central Midwest and the Miami-Ft. Lauderdale area, Frank moved to Gainesville in 1979.  He has played with such well-known jazz musicians as John Abercrombie, Buddy DeFranco, Nathen Page, Bobby Shew and Ira Sullivan.
During the early years of our jazz society, the Frank Sullivan Trio was the rhythm section playing with national and regional headliner jazz artists for the Gainesville Friends of Jazz Concert Series held at the Thomas Center.