The Frank Trompeter Quartet is a Springfield Illinois jazz combo that has been featured at the Mississippi River Music Festival in St. Louis, and at a National Cultural Festival in Ashikaga, Japan. The group is led by Chicago native Frank Trompeter on jazz vocals and saxophones. He has been chosen as Best Musician, Male in the Illinois Times’ Best of Springfield readers’ survey, and is the brother of Chicago jazz pianist Jim Trompeter. The Quartet plays a Jazz Standards, Bebop, Hard Bop and post-war Blues, and specializes in creating original updates of great jazz cuts, using new funk, reggae and ska arrangements.
Trompeter’s vocal repertoire extends from Count Basie-style swing, to his original "Hard Bop" style compositions, to often hilarious blues numbers. Playing Tenor, Alto and Soprano sax, plus the electric wind instrument, his sound on Alto Sax is like Cannonball Adderly meets Kenny Garrett, and his big sweet sound on Tenor Sax is reminiscent of Stanley Turrentine. The band is filled out by pianist Chris Miller, electric bassist John Peterson (Gypsy Callabo) and drummer Dion Doss.