2 Zmooth musicians, Frankie and Christian Navarro are a unique father and son duo from San Francisco, CA. They perform R&B, Smooth Jazz, Latin Standards, Latin Jazz & Original Compositions to Hip Hop & Latin Beats.
The repertoire is combined for easy listening & dancing.
Frankie "El Salsero": Keyboards, Bass & Percussion
Frankie, a homeboy from San Francisco is a multi-talented musician that has an impressive list of accomplishments as an arranger, composer, producer & actor. As a teenager, he transcribed Salsa arrangements for his first band Sangre Nueva & played the Alto & Tenor Sax. Frankie has performed on Congas & Timbales on jingles: Del Monte, Dole Pineapple, Grand Auto, United Airlines & more. He appeared in "The Last Adventure" & "Ninja Busters" as an actor & fighting choreographer. Frankie starred in motion pictures "Flask" & "Weapon of Choice". He produced, music video "Baila Mami" & CD/Record album "El Salsero" that was nationally released by Pandisc Records. He also worked with America's new Martial Arts sensation, Jackie Chan, in a motion picture named "The Protector". Frank was awarded a "Certificate of Honor" by the San Francisco Board of Supervisors because he created encouragement & leadership for young upcoming Hispanics in his community. In recognition for his contributions to the Hispanic community, he was presented a "Certificate of Appreciation" by Mayor Art Agnos. Upcoming in 2010, he will be composing music & acting in The Payback Man to be released by Associated Artists International, LLC.
Christian "Zmooth Tone" Navarro: Trumpet
Christian is a 4th generation musician of the Navarro family. He quickly followed his fathers musical footsteps. At the age of 10, Christian began to play the king of all brass instruments, the trumpet. Presently at 13, Christian performs with the intermediate concert band at Alta Loma Middle School. They are the Award-winning Intermediate Band of Unanimous Superior at the 2008 CMEA Band Festival! Recently 2009, he joined the Latin Jazz Youth Ensemble of San Francisco. Christian has been performing on his horn for 2 & half years. In addition, he is an Honor Roll student & maintains a GPA between 3.5 & 3.9.
He is a student of Bill Ortiz, the lead trumpet for SANTANA.
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