Perhaps one of the most accomplished accordion players of his period, Frank Marocco strike his perfect in the 1960s, doing from saving a solo record for Verve to dealing with Brian Wilson over the Seaside Boys’ Pet Noises record. Born beyond Chicago, IL, Marocco started playing the accordion at a age, learning with George Stefani for nine years before spending per year with Andy Rizzo, regarded a master instructor for enough time. While still in his teenagers, Marocco took initial place within a nationwide music competition and was honored the opportunity to perform his earning solo using the Chicago Pops Orchestra at Chicago’s Soldier’s Field. In the first ’50s, Marocco transferred to LA along with his wife and arranged a music group that toured the resort and membership circuit of NEVADA, Lake Tahoe, and Hand Springs. Nevertheless, the pull of Hollywood was as well tempting to withstand, and shortly he was employed in the entertainment sector. His popularity culminated in 1960 along with his record for Verve, at that time an enormously important jazz record label. That record, Like Frank Marocco, discovered him performing several music, including classics like “Consider the “A” Teach.” Additional albums implemented for other brands; however, he varied his focus, adding his mastery from the accordion to countless albums through the entire remainder from the hundred years, including such celebrated albums because the Seaside Boys’ Pet Noises (1966) and Tracy Chapman’s Crossroads (1989).
|1||In 1959, he moved to Los Angeles, where he formed another band, playing in nightclubs and hotels in Las Vegas and Palm Springs. By the mid-'60s, he had become established as a studio player.|
|2||At 17 he won first prize in a Chicago music contest. The prize was a guest appearance at Soldiers Field with the Chicago Pops Orchestra; he performed Chopin's Fantasie Impromptu on the accordion. For the next few years, he worked with a trio in the Midwest, where he met his future wife, Anne, in South Bend, Ind.|
|3||He started taking accordion lessons at age 7. He later took classes in piano, clarinet, music theory and composition.|
|4||He was a jazz accordionist who can be heard on hundreds of movie soundtracks, recordings, musical theater, TV shows, commercials, video games and theme park music.|
|Monte Carlo||2011||featured musician|
|Seducing Charlie Barker||2010||musician|
|Beverly Hills Chihuahua||2008||musician - as Frank Morocco|
|Miracle at St. Anna||2008||musician: accordion|
|Ratatouille||2007||accordion and musette / musician|
|Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End||2007||musician: accordion|
|Lavinia's Heist||2007||Short musician: accordion|
|Adrift in Manhattan||2007||score musician: accordion|
|Something's Gotta Give||2003||featured musician|
|In the Name of Love||2003/I||Documentary musician: accordion|
|Geppetto||2000||TV Movie musician|
|The Big Kahuna||1999||musician: accordion|
|Breakfast of Champions||1999||musician: accordion|
|Wyatt Earp||1994||musician: accordion - uncredited|
|Lucky Star||1929||musician: accordion - restored version|
|The Bold and the Beautiful||2005||TV Series||Musician|
|Man on the Moon||1999||Mama Rivoli's Band|
|The Deep End of the Ocean||1999||Bandleader|
|Fernwood Tonight||1977||TV Series||Frankie Carbone|
|Father Goose||1964||Accordionist (uncredited)|
|Jersey Boys||2014||performer: "Accordion to Me", "Italy's Waltz" / writer: "Accordion to Me", "Italy's Waltz"|
|Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs||2009||performer: "You'll Never Find Another Love Like Mine"|
|Around the Bend||2004||writer: "Dean's Always Right", "Overtime Blues" - as The Legendary Frank Morocco|
|The Matrix Reloaded||2003||performer: "Niaiserie" - uncredited|
|Charlie's Angels||2000||arranger: "When Angels Yodel" / writer: "When Angels Yodel"|
|Election||1999||performer: "God Whispers to Constantine"|
|Mafia!||1998||writer: "Ciao, Ciao Palermo"|
|Grumpier Old Men||1995||writer: "Liar's Polka"|
|Grumpy Old Men||1993||writer: "Liar's Polka"|
|The Metro Chase||2004||TV Movie very special thanks|
|Back to the Future Part III||1990||thanks|
|The Polka Parade||1955||TV Series||Himself - Musician|
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