Monday, August 20, 2012


  A dynamic and world class entertainer.

Her roots go deep, and span the globe with her recordings in Spanish, Japanese and Cajun French, besides English. The world embraces her unique singing style. Franny’s beginnings, with the great Mark Traversino, the man who coached her through those early stages and gave her opportunities to sing with his own group, along with connections to legends such as Sarah Vaughan and Ella Fitzgerald, which gave occasions to work with Dolo Coker, Blue Mithell, Gerald Wiggins, Mark Anthony, Don Ellis of Indian Lady and his big band, Henry Franklin (Skipper) formerly with Freddy Hubbard, and Hugh Masekela, The Beautiful, Teddy Edwards, Lanny Hartly, Theo Saunders, Monty Budwig, Walter Bishop, Richard Thompson, formerly with Gabor Szabo and The Association, The Magnificent, Marshall Royal, Don Costa (Arranger for Frank Sinatra), Jack Sheldon, Leroy Vinnegar, Frank Strazzeri, Jeff Claighton, Joe Maini formerly with, Gerald Wilsons Orchestra, Joe Hackney, musical arranger, CD, "To You, With Love", and Jim Gordon of The Band, who arranged and produced her soon to be released CD,   "Frances".

Frances Coché

A beautiful woman…an extraordinary musician…a heart of soul!