Department of Music

Frank Bongiorno Creative Work & Publications

Professor and Chair, Department of Music, Saxophone and Jazz Studies

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Frank Bongiorno

Contact Info:
Office Studio:
CA 1042
Office Hours:
M-F, 8-9:00 AM
(by appointment)

Anchor links to publication sections.
Recordings Publications
Solo and Duo Features
Featured with Other Artists Articles
Featured with UNCW Jazz Papers Presented
Music Composed or Arranged


Solo and Duo

Solo and duo recordings.
Classic Saxophone

Liscio Recordings 1001 (1988)

Liscio Recordings 1001 album cover.

Brillance/Gotkovsky • Elegy for a Hollow Man/Lewis • Concerto in C Minor/ Marcello • Bachianas Brasileiras No. 5/Villa-Lobos • Ballade/Martin • Syrinx/Debussy • Siciliano/ J.S. Bach • Fast Music/ Kechley

Read a review (pdf. file)

Listen to Final from Brillance by Ida Gotkovsky

Classic Saxaphone, Vol. 2: Musica da Camera

Liscio Recordings 09193 (1992)

CS, 2

In the Dragon's Garden/Kechley • Sonata I/Telemann • Oboe Quartet (K.370)/Mozart • Saxsounds III/Galante • Sicilienne/Fauré • Faces of the Blues/Baker

Read a review (pdf. file)

Listen to Allegro from Oboe Quartet by W.A. Mozart

Images (The Ryoanji Duo)

Liscio Recordings 05032

Liscio Recordings 05032 album cover.

Driveline/Kechley • Face of the Moon/Shrude • Introducción Danza y Contemplativo/Garcia de Léon • Barcarolle/ Ruszczynski • In the Dragon's Garden/Kechley • Images of China/Luo

Read a review (pdf. file)

Featured with Other Artists

Recordings featured with other artists.
Liscio Recordings 97982


Contains Music for Saxophones as well as other instrumental works by David Kechley

Liscio Recordings 08022

Contains In the Dragon's Garden & Driveline as well as saxophone quartet works by David Kechley

CHASERS (Movie soundtrack)

Contains Right on My Way Home by Bob Dorough as well as other compositions by various artists.

Featured with UNCW Jazz

Recordings featured with UNCW Jazz.


Features the UNCW Big Band, Combo, and Jazz Faculty Combo


Features the UNCW Big Band playing music performed during their European tour in 1997

Listen to Repetition

Features the UNCW Big Band with the UNCW Jazz Faculty as soloists

The Cape Fear Jazz Orchestra

Recorded live on June 30, 2005 during the UNCW Summer Jazz Workshop

Listen to Night Owl Suite, Mvt. 1



Feature publications.

Saxophone Journal
Volume 17, No. 4

Feature front cover interview

Saxophone Journal
Volume 20, No. 2

Saxophone vibrato master class CD

Jazz Player
Volume 1, No. 5

play along
Jazz play-along CD

Jazz Player
Volume 4, No. 2

jazz trans
Jazz transcriptions master class CD


Over 100 articles and reviews in such journals as The Saxophone Symposium, The Saxophone Journal, Jazz Player, The National Association of College Wind & Percussion Instructors Journal, and the North Carolina Music Educator. I currently write saxophone CD reviews that appear in each issue of The Saxophone Journal.

"Charlie Parker", article for reference work, Popular Musicians (1999).

Papers Presented

"Jazz by Degrees: Where to Begin?" Key note address at Jazz Fest by the Sea '95, Atlantic Beach, North Carolina, 1995.

"An Approach to Interpreting Music on the Saxophone." Presented at the Boston Saxophone Workshop & Contemporary Woodwind Seminar, Boston, MA, 1991.

"The Construction and Validation of an Objective Evaluation Instrument for Jazz Ensemble Saxophone Auditions." Presented at the 18th Annual International Association of jazz Educators Conference, Washington, DC, 1991.

Music Composed or Arranged

Original Jazz Combo Compositions (published by Giorno Music, BMI)
Mama's Boy, Baker's Dozen, Summation, Mama See Papa Do, Hob-Knobbin', Jessie's Crown, Gone, Shorty, Purple's Passion, Kenzie's Dilemma, Something New, Eye's Delight, and Rue's Blues.

Big Band Arrangements
by Cy Coleman, arranged for jazz ensemble, 1982, unpublished.

by Neal Hefti, adapted and arranged for jazz ensemble, 1997, unpublished.

by Gillespie/Fuller, adapted and arranged for jazz ensemble, 1997, unpublished.

Concert Saxophone
Sonata da camera for violin, Opus V, No. 8
by Arcangelo Corelli, arranged for solo saxophone & piano. Published by Dorn Publications, 1995.

Rêve d'un soir by Cécile Chaminade, arranged for solo saxophone & piano. Published by Dorn Publications, 1995.

Oboe Quartet in F (K. 370) by W.A. Mozart, arranged for saxophone quartet. Published by Southern Music, 1996.

Bachianas Brasileiras No. 5 by Heitor Villa-Lobos, arranged for solo saxophone and saxophone quartet. Published by G, Schirmer, Inc., 1993.

Sicilienne by Gabriel Fauré, arranged for saxophone and guitar, Giorno Music, 1996.