Growing up beneath a piano, I soaked up the jazz standards from my mother daily as she played the classics from Gershwin & Cole Porter.  The full blooded Italian part of me was constantly exposed to the great crooners as the background music to everyday life.  I took a strong liking to Frank at an early age; his iconic personality often outweighed his singing, and it set him apart from the rest.  You can catch me performing my favorite tunes from way back when every month downtown Pittsburgh in the beautiful Renaissance Hotel Lobby as part of their international RLife Live program.