Cat's a Bear
Named Finalist in John Lennon Songwriting Contest
Frank Singer's original composition "Unity and Diversity" was chosen as one of three finalists in the World music category of the 1999 John Lennon Songwriting Contest.
The contest is designed to provide songwriters with real opportunities. The executive committee of judges determines the finalists in twelve categories: Rock, Country, Jazz, Pop, World, Gospel/Inspirational, R&B, Hip-Hop, Latin, Dance, Folk, and Children's music. The executive Committee includes such people as Joshua Redman, George Clinton, Amy Grant, Carole Bayer Sager, Spin Doctors, Liza Minelli, Youssou N'dour, Luther Vandross, and a other impressive musicians.
In addition to winning $1,000, Frank's song was used for promotional purposes. Frank wrote the song for One World Tribe and it serves as the title track of their first CD. It reflects the group's beliefs in the brotherhood and sisterhood of us all.
Frank has been a professional musician for 25 years and has proven himself to be an accomplished composer, player and teacher. His body of work includes jazz compositions for Tito, Cat's a Bear and the string quartet, Generations, commissioned by Gannon University for Erie's Bicentennial. His playing credits include guitar, piano, keyboard and saxophone gigs with One World Tribe, Tito, Cat's a Bear and as a sideman in a long list of performances including Arturo Sandoval, Vanessa Williams, Cab Calloway, the Erie Philharmonic, Plato's Cave and many more. In addition, Frank enjoys a successful teaching practice.
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