Frank "Buzz" Amato is an independent producer, writer, arranger, & keyboardist with over 40 years in the music industry. He appears on more than 150 CDs as a performer or producer. (2 certified platinum)
During the 80s, Buzz toured the world with the legendary Curtis Mayfield as musical director and during that time also became staff producer for Ichiban Records. In the 90s, Buzz focused on production & arranging, working with some of music’s finest such as Gerald Albright, Kirk Whalum, & Ben E King to name a few. He continues to tour a few times a year as musical director for R&B legends the Three Degrees who he also produces.
In 2000, Buzz created Amatones Music which focuses on independent production and film scoring. He has composed music for CNN, Delta Airlines, The Discovery Channel, the Weather Channel as well as for film and TV. His orchestration skills provided him the opportunity to score 2 pieces for jazz pianist Bob Thompson and the West VA Symphony Orchestra.
Sept of ’05, Buzz released his debut CD “A Collection” on Blue Canoe Records. Music from that release can be found in both film and TV .
In addition to producing and the occasional tour, Buzz splits his time between teaching and independent film scores. His score for the 80s-esque horror film Babysitter Massacre helped propel that film to cult like status.
Currently, he is working on a new CD “Muse Cafe” to be released in 2021 as well as writing a book of his travels as a musician and life as a producer entitled Repeat Offender. Excerpts from the book may be read on the "Blogs" page
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