A native Chattanoogan, Frank Bumpass is a skilled saxophonist with local flair. Bumpass was drawn to music at an early age. Growing up in a family filled with musicians, it’s no surprise that Bumpass picked up a saxophone himself at the age of eleven. He quickly learned the power that music had to serve as a tool for expressing thoughts and releasing emotions. After spending years developing his craft and exploring new genres, Bumpass settled into his own style by the time he was 21: jazz with a distinct R&B edge. Some of his most prominent influences include Kenny G., Grover Washington Jr., Gerald Albright and Boney James.
Bumpass has played with a wide range of bands throughout the South, including Dottie Peoples, Kenny Latimore and Chante Moore.