Betsyann Faiella

Can I Be Frank?
A dedication to the artistry of Frank Sinatra.
All The Way
(Love Is) The Tender Trap
That’s Life

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“…a jazz seductress …whose swinging, self-assured style conjures up memories of a nightclub in times gone by. This vibrant, crystal-voices alto charms and disarms, all the while offering a touching vulnerability.”
-Michael Flynn/DAILY VARIETY
“Betsyann Faiella reminds me of the classic singers of the 40’s. She’s smooth, sassy, and her delightful wit is a like a secret smile behind every line she sings. Can I Be Frank? is a must for fans of great music and great singing.”
-Andrea Macovicci

About Can I Be Frank?
Recently, Betsyann was driving on the freeway in Los Angeles when she was moved to laughter and tears by a show on NPR about Frank Sinatra. At that moment she decided she would turn her lifelong adoration of Sinatra’s unparalleled artistry into a very feminine tribute. Can I Be Frank? was recorded in Los Angeles with a number of Sinatra’s sidemen and has a unique approach to familiar and some very unfamiliar territory.

“Very modern American female meets glamorous 1950s broad,” is one of Betsyann’s own description of this shimmering recording.
Betsyann, who is a New York native, got her start as a singer in front of the piano at the famous Empire Diner. She immediately moved on to a real stage at Reno Sweeney, and later s.n.a.f.u, where she fronted a theatrical rock band for late cabaret impresario and composer, Lewis Friedman. She has performed her one woman shows, “But I Was Cool” and “Deeper Than You Can Stand” to SRO crowds across the country.

Betsyann has worked with:
Hank Jones
Frank Wess
Benny Powell
Larry Hamm
Joe La Barbera
Jim De Julio
Eddie Bert
Gregg Field
….among others!

Betsyann has worked at:
Tavern on the Green
The Blue Note
Hofstra Cultural Center
The William Jefferson Clinton
Presidential Conference at Hofstra University
The Jazz Bakery
Jazz Alley
Tom Rolla’s Gardenia
Cinegrill at the Hollywood Roosevelt
….among others!