Frank capp

Frank Capp
Birth name Francis Cappuccio
Born (1931-08-20) August 20, 1931 (age 82)
Worcester, Massachusetts
United States
Genres Jazz
Occupations Musician
Instruments Drums
Associated acts

Frank Capp (born August 20, 1931) is an American jazz drummer.


Capp was born August 20, 1931 in Worcester, Massachusetts. He began playing with Stan Kenton starting in 1951 and remained with Kenton for some time. Later he joined Neal Hefti's group. He often accompanied Peggy Lee on some of her road dates and subsequently came to Los Angeles where he joined Billy May. Together with Nat Pierce he founded the Capp-Pierce-Juggernaut Big Band in 1975.[1]

Frank complained that rock drummers had ruined drum hardware. By playing harder than jazz drummers, cymbal stands were built heavier over the years. Frank said, "I used to be able to move my entire drum kit by myself on the NYC subway."

Selected discography

With Chet Baker

  • Albert's House (Beverley Hills, 1969)

With Stan Kenton

  • City of Glass (Capitol, 1951)

With Herbie Harper Quintet

  • Five Brothers (Tampa Records, 1955)

With Joe Pass

With André Previn

With Ben Webster

  • The Warm Moods (Reprise, 1961)

With Michael Nesmith

With Anita O'Day



External links

  • New England Jazz History Database
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