Rob Frayne is an award-winning Ottawa-based jazz musician and composer whose rich and compelling compositions weave jazz with influences of classical, celtic, folk and other styles. He is best known for his work with Chelsea Bridge and the Angstones in the 80s and 90s. These days, he is arranging/composing his “Ottawa Suite”, a concert set for a very big “Dream Band” exploring Ottawa’s storied venues and jazz cats in the 40s, 50s and 60s. Playing tenor sax where possible with Rakestar, Drumswamp, and Scottfree. Working on the bass and charts for Courage4.
NEWS & EVENTS
UPCOMING GIG — Fall 2022 @ the Ottawa Suite
This fall, come enjoy a 70-minute concept piece for a 12-piece big band, the Rob Frayne Dreamband.
IN THE NEWS — Ottawa Citizen
April 15, 2018 — Frayne and His Dream Band Version 3.0
IN THE NEWS — CBC
October 11, 2014 — Saxophone Player Rob Frayne Makes Comeback
WHAT PEOPLE ARE SAYING
"I have worked with Rob Frayne, he is an outstanding instrumentalist and improvisor."
— Gil Evans (Gil Evans Orchestra, New York)