New York recording session player Frank Elmo went to Clifton High School (Mustang Band) and graduated from William Paterson University with a music education degree.
Frank early on toured and performed with the likes of Vic Damone and Mel Torme. At that time he studied with sax greats Lee Konitz, George Coleman, and Thad Jones among others. He soon started touring and recording with Southside Johnny and the Asbury Jukes (7 albums and 3 world tours), Julian Lennon (2 world tours and 3 albums), Duran Duran and Powerstation (world tour and Live Aid Concert in Philadelphia), plus performances with Elton John, Bruce Springsteen, Steven Van Zandt, Joe Pesci, etc….
He performed with RayCharles and Linda Ronstadt at NJPAC .
He also performed with Stevie Wonder, James Taylor, Phoebe Snow, and Take 6 at Carnegie Hall, which led to many major pop recordings including a triple platinum album with Joe Cocker (One Night Of Sin).
A veteran of many jingle and movie soundtrack sessions including Coke, Pepsi, Cadillac, Cheerios etc. Films including Naked in New York, Lucky Numbers, 9 1/2 Weeks, Wild Orchid 1 and 2.
In 2001 he was a featured performer at the Pori Jazz Festival in Finland with The Spirit of Life Ensemble and Ron Carter.
He has worked with record producers Phil Ramone, Ron St. Germain, Charlie Midnight, and Jon Rollo, Patrick Leonard and more recently Ryan West, to name a few.
In addition to performing, Frank taught in Ridgefield Park High School for the past 30 yrs.
He has had over 50 of his private students make Area, Region, and All State Band. “I know how to motivate and bring out the best in my students so they can excel in these highly competitive contests.”