Frank Gravis

NYC fixture recalls Herbie Mann, Hiram Bullock and having Jaco as a bass teacher

Exclusive video interview with FBPO’s Jon Liebman
February 15, 2017

Originally from San Antonio, TX, Frank Gravis studied music at the University of Miami before moving to New York City, where he has lived since 1977.

Since becoming established in the NYC music scene, Frank has performed and/or recorded with Hiram Bullock, David Sanborn, Randy Brecker, Herbie Mann, Phoebe Snow, Bill Evans, Donna Summer, Otis Rush, Ray Baretto, the Paul Butterfield Blues Band, Suzanne Vega, Bo Diddley, and countless others.

His recording sessions have also included playing bass for the first two seasons of Sex In the City and on the Rupert Holmes smash hit, “Escape (The Piña Colada Song).”

Frank remains busy as an on-call bassist, both in the studio and in live situations. He is a longtime faculty member at The Collective School of Music.

FBPO’s Jon Liebman caught up with Frank at the 2017 winter NAMM show in Anaheim, CA.

Watch our interview with Frank!

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