Frank LoCrasto is a Texas born, Brooklyn-based musician, specializing in piano and synthesizers. He studied music at The New School and has toured and recorded extensively as a sideman and leader since arriving in New York City in 2001. He has also composed and recorded original scores for independent films.
He has released 3 solo albums, “When You’re There” (MaxJazz 2006), “El Dorado” (Hundred Pockets 2011), and “LoCrasto” (Storytime 2015). “When You’re There” is a mostly acoustic jazz recording featuring a small chamber orchestra on 4 of the 9 tracks. “El Dorado” was recorded in his basement apartment in Brooklyn and utilizes tube amps, drum machines, pianos, organs, vintage synths and guitar pedals to create an alchemy of psychedelic and ambient music. “LoCrasto” was recorded with a similar approach but with a live band in a recording studio. A fourth album is currently in the works for a fall release.
In addition to solo projects, LoCrasto has recorded and toured internationally with several established artists including Pat Martino, Jeremy Pelt, Nicholas Payton, Greg Osby, Wallace Rooney, and James Iha. Other collaborations include: Lapland, Breastfist, Cass McCombs, Nightlands, and Julian Velard. He has appeared on over 30 records.