Frank Koller is a Canadian journalist, author and ....... jazz musician.
Before his long career as a foreign correspondent and economics specialist for the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (which took him across the globe), before he wrote a critically acclaimed 2010 book, SPARK, about an amazing American manufacturing company that never lays off its employees (which won rave reviews in many major newspapers, network television and the web across the US and Canada) ...... Frank was a professional guitarist in Canada during the 1970s and 1980s.
Called a "session musician extraordinaire" by critics, his 1980 jazz-pop album SINGLE MALT is now being re-released in digital form.
"Excellent and slinky," said Mark Miller, the most influential jazz critic in Canada, in the country's major newspaper, the Globe and Mail. While Frank's bands were featured on CBC's Jazz Radio-Canada, he regularly played with a wide range of well-known Canadian and international performers and for three years, was music director and conductor of the immense July 1st Canada Day shows in Ottawa, with an audience topping 100,000 and broadcast live across the country.
Frank studied guitar in Ottawa and at the Berklee School of Music in Boston. He also has a masters degree in urban systems engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
His guitar playing - unique on its own - has echoes of Larry Carlton, Lee Ritenour, Earl Klugh - shaped by sweet soul of David Sanborn.