THE PIANO ENTERTAINER: STOMPIN' GRENOLDO FRAZIER
The genius of pianist/vocalist/composer and entertainer Grenoldo Frazier is his ability to transform a dull, boring space into a comfortable enjoyable time. Born in Wilmington, NC, Grenoldo was honored by the Celebrate Wilmington committee on February 6, 2014, with a “star” in the sidewalk in Wilmington’s Walk of Fame. His musical repertoire ranges from Country to Blues, from Broadway to Bach, including Jazz, Shout, and Swing. This documentary, “The Piano Entertainer; Stompin’ Grenoldo Fgazier, in the words of music critic Roberta Penn: “highlights a string of glamorous events and experiences that shine like lights on Broadway….a biography in the first person, Grenoldo Frazier came up with a script in his own melodic voice…documenting meetings with the rich and famous, a tour with Pearl Bailey, a week of singing backup with Barry Manilow, his discovery of Jennifer Holiday…etc. He is an inspiration for talented African American youth, a role model, and a living example of success in America.