Framework has received praise from audiences for six years at the Westfield Jazz Festival, and has performed to similar acclaim at such venues as Barron Fest in Woodbridge, The Pleasantdale Chateaux in West Orange, The Park Savoy in Florham Park, The Priory in Newark, The Nassau Inn in Princeton, The Short Hills Hilton, The Grand Summit Hotel, and many others.
Wherever it is, Framework Ensembles can provide "just the right touch" for your restaurant or event.
Rosemary Loar and Joseph Frame are the musicians who comprise the duo of Joe & Rosie. Friends for many years (Rosemary introduced Joe to his wife!), they decided to begin working as a duo only recently. Their approach is to lay bare the essence of each song, revealing their unique insight into the composer's intentions.
For Rosemary Loar (www.RosemaryLoar.com), this insight comes from an superlative career in music and the theatre. Rosemary's influences are eclectic. Her first five years in New York City were spent performing a critically acclaimed jazz cabaret act, where she wrote the arrangements and broke new ground in what was then, a very homogenous venue. She left cabaret to go the the bigger stages of Broadway but has since returned. She has sung at Birdland, The Iridium, The Metropolitan Room, The Laurie Beechman Theater, Don’t Tell Mama, Town Hall (Cabaret Convention), Symphony Space, Upstairs at Sardi’s, Hotel Pierre, in LA at the Gardenia and MBar, in Chicago at The Tambourine Room and every summer in Munich, Germany. She award the Hanson Award for continued excellence in Cabaret in March 2012. As a concert performer she has appeared at: Carnegie Hall, (the day after she was married), 92nd Street “Y”, at Town Hall in Garrison Keillor's Prairie Home Companion, with the North Carolina Symphony, the Orlando Symphony and with the Peter Duchin and Nelson Riddle Orchestras.
Guitarist Joseph Frame's (www.Frameworkjazz.com) insight derives from his performances as a solo guitarist for many years at venues throughout the Tri-state. Also, his work, since the mid '90's, as leader of the quartet/trio Framework (with whom Rosemary has also performed). Joe studied with legendary acoustic jazz/classical guitarists Gene Bertoncini and Charlie Byrd, and performed to great acclaim at the Brazilian Consulate in Manhattan. His meticulously developed fingerstyle arrangements emphasize the harmonic content of each piece he performs in Joe & Rosie. Frame always concentrates on providing his audience with a meaningful, memorable, and moving musical experience.
Eschewing over-production, with just voice and guitar Joe & Rosie create vital, authentic music!