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Introducing Fran Hartshorn

by Fran Hartshorn

She sings her favorite jazz standards from the 1930's and '40's with original arrangements and some great musicians backing her.
Genre: Jazz: Jazz Vocals
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1. East Of The Sun (West Of The Moon)
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2. You'd Be So Nice To Come Home To
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3. Let's Fall In Love
5:57 $0.99
4. Just One Of Those Things
4:55 $0.99
5. Tenderly
6:03 $0.99
6. Prelude To A Kiss
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7. Polka Dots & Moonbeams
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8. How High The Moon
2:27 $0.99
9. Lush Life
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10. Cheek To Cheek
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Album Notes
Fran Hartshorn's first passion is music. She has been a vocalist for 20 years, beginning in her home town of Evansville, Indiana, where she grew up the youngest of 9 children. She has worked with various theater groups in Tucson, Arizona, and New York City. She now resides in San Diego where she is a professional vocalist in several capacities.
Fran has recently recorded her first solo vocal jazz cd of some of her favorite songs from the 30's and 40's. This cd is due to be released August 11, 2007. Hear sound bytes on She occasionally performs at Hawthorn's Restaurant in the Birch North Park Theatre.
Fran is also a member of the retro-Vegas-lounge act, Blue Velvet, known for their unique arrangements of great songs from the 60’s and 70’s by Burt Bacharach, the Carpenters, the 5th Dimension, and Abba. You can see Blue Velvet perform live at the Caliph in Hillcrest, at 5th Avenue at Redwood in San Diego. Check out for the latest info on gigs, our cd, photos, and sound bytes.
She has been on the Lyric Opera San Diego stage for the past five years in productions such as “Die Fledermaus”, “Pirates of Penzance”, “Oliver!” “HMS Pinafore”, “The Gondoliers”, and “Candide”, and will be seen as the Housekeeper in "Man of La Mancha" in September, 2007 at the Birch North Park Theatre. Visit or for more information.
Fran has been a vocalist with Opus Melodious, a quartet that performs the music of Mozart, Gershwin, and Broadway. Find out more about Opus Melodious at
She was the female vocalist for 3 years with the Moonlight Serenade Orchestra, a 20+ piece live big band. They play all the great music of the big band era, including Glenn Miller, Artie Shaw, Duke Ellington, Tommy Dorsey, Stan Kenton, among others. See for more information.
For bookings please contact Fran Hartshorn by email at Or call 619-459-6979

Jaeryoung is an active performer and educator. She has appeared in many different venues from classical to jazz as a pianist, vocalist, band leader, band supporter and musical director. As a jazz pianist/vocalist, she has been performing with phenomenal musicians including Peter Sprague and Vinny Golia. Jaeryoung holds two master’s degrees: Master of Arts in Piano Pedagogy and Master of Music in Jazz studies. She is currently a member of the music faculty at San Diego State University, Miracosta College, Grossmont College where she teaches courses including Class Piano for music majors and non-music majors, Music Appreciation, Basic Musicianship, Music for Elementary School Teachers, World Music and Jazz Vocal Ensemble.

Danny has been playing professionally since the age of 16. During the winter of 2004, Danny collaborated with his Dad, Bob Weller, and recorded his debut album, Tree of Thorns. The album featured several of Danny’s original compositions and is now available on Circumvention Records [].
During his stay at University of California, San Diego, before transferring to the east coast, Danny studied for three years with classical contrabassist Bertram Turetsky.
In May 2006, Danny completed his Bachelor of Music at New England Conservatory in Boston. There he studied privately with Bob Moses, Cecil McBee, John Lockwood, and Oscar Stagnaro, and played in ensembles coached by Frank Carlberg, Jerry Bergonzi, and Danilo Perez. He also performed in master classes with Jim McNeely, Uri Caine, and Dave Holland. In 2005, he performed in the NEC Jazz Honors Ensemble, and their performance of his original composition, The Cranning Call, was selected to represent NEC on Jazziz Magazine’s annual “Education Issue” CD.

Mr. Koch, originally from Manitowoc, Wisconsin, attended the University of Wisconsin, Green Bay, and graduated in 1976 with a B. A. in music. He joined Cruise Ship Show Band in 1978 and spent one year traveling everywhere from Russia to South American on different cruise ships. Mr. Koch settled in South California in 1979 and began playing with many local and national jazz artists including Freddie Hubbard, Charles Mcpherson, Herbie Mann, Dave Valentine, Peter Sprague, Terry Gibbs and Buddy DeFranco.
He became involved in forming the contemporary jazz group Fattburger in 1984. The Band now has twelve albums to their credit, all of which have reached the top ten on the national contemporary jazz charts.
Mr. Kevin is currently living in San Diego where being the manager of Fattburger as well as filling the drum chair, takes up the majority of his time. However, he is also involved in producing and playing on projects for other artists.



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Arlene Hartshorn

Great! Enjoyed just listening and have used this CD for background music while entertaining and received inquiries and requests for CD. Proud of you, Fran!