Guitarist/multi-instrumentalist/composer/singer Sean Frenette has been delighting audiences across the nation with the passion, innovation, and spirit of his unique musical performances. With 3 string guitar, electric-classical guitar, woodwinds, and voice, Sean artfully blends improvisation and slow-crafted composition, as well as influences that run the gamut—Michael Hedges, Andres Segovia, classical Indian music, Gregorian chant, Bach, and Jimi Hendrix (to name a few). From this synthesis of innovation and tradition emerges a vibrant and enchanting musical tapestry.
A graduate of New England Conservatory, Frenette has performed 3 times at Carnegie Hall: with Edgar Meyer & Mike Marshall in 2006, Zakir Hussain in 2009, and composer John Adams & Juilliard’s Ensemble ACJW in 2010. The last five years have seen Sean touring mostly across the U.S. and Canada—but also internationally— with many different musical projects: with vocalist Lindsey Stormo, vocalist/composer Peia, conductor Matt Butler’s Everyone Orchestra, and as a member of the kirtan ensemble Shantala.
Sean's music covers a wide range of colors, styles, and genres. He is a highly trained classical guitarist, a dedicated student of Indian classical singing, a prolific composer, a wildly creative improviser, and a passionate educator. Sean's love and appreciation of music from all over the world and from many time periods comes through in the joyful way in which he weaves his own musical tapestry of the many threads humanity has collectively spun.
"The music flows through as my experiences, perceptions, emotions, and dreams come up to the crossroads of the infinite musical possibilities."