Frank “Floorshow” Culley, the legendary saxophonist, passed away on April 15th, leaving behind a lasting legacy as one of the most dynamic performers in the history of jazz. Culley was known for his strong stage presence and his nickname, which perfectly captured his ability to captivate audiences with his music.
Culley’s nickname, “Floorshow,” was a nod to his energetic performances, which often included dance routines and other showmanship elements. His presence on stage was captivating, and his ability to engage with the audience set him apart from other musicians of his time.
Culley’s saxophone playing was just as dynamic as his stage presence. He was a master of the saxophone, and his ability to deliver soulful, expressive melodies made him one of the most sought-after session players in the industry. He contributed to numerous recordings throughout his career, including “Groove Juice,” “That’s Your Last Boogie,” and “Cole Slaw.”
Frank “Floorshow” Culley was a legendary saxophonist of the 1940s and 50s whose strong stage presence and nickname perfectly captured his ability to engage audiences with his music. As we reflect on his passing on April 15th, let us celebrate the life and legacy of this remarkable musician.