Paul Hosford - Guitar, String Bass, 'cello

Paul Hosford is a multi-instrumentalist, composer, producer and engineer. Paul and his wife Lori have operated a recording studio in Albion, NE, since 1986 and in 2002 started Painted Heart Music. Paul’s solo guitar CD, Emergence, was given five stars by Jazz 2/Day and his work with young musicians earned him the praise of jazz writer Nat Hentoff. Paul produced and performed the Painted Heart jazz CDs Blues For George, When I Fall In Love and Generations as well as many other CDs in different genres.

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Frank Hosford - Piano

Frank Hosford began learning the piano at age 5 in 1932, and by the time he was in high school he was known as “88 Keys Frank.” Frank served in the Navy during WWII where he played piano at night in officers' clubs with musicians from many places, helping him develop into an experienced and versatile jazz pianist.

Though Frank chose not to pursue music when he left the service, he kept up on trends in the jazz world and continued to develop as both a composer and a pianist, incorporating elements of Dave Brubeck, George Shearing, and even Lenny Tristano into his playing. Frank’s previous recordings include Blues for George, released in 2003, and Yesterdays and Generations - both recorded while he was in a nursing home - released in 2013 and 2015 respectively.  Frank also appears as a guest on his son Paul's CD Emergence.

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Compilation CDs...


To mark Paul Hosford's 30th anniversary in the music business, Painted Heart has released an album with tracks from 15 jazz, classical, original and Christmas albums Hosford has produced through the years.


Artistry In Sound




To celebrate his induction to The Nebraska Music Hall of Fame, Pablo FreeSpirit assembled tracks by an eclectic group of Nebraska guitarists, singers & songwriters who compose, produce and perform an assortment of tasteful compositions in a variety of styles.


Calloused Pfingers & Healing Hearts




Jazz Guitar Central features a variety of styles and instrumentation by guitarists Dave Askren, Michael Coppola, Rick Hanna, Steve Herberman, Paul Hosford, Rich Hughes, Laurent Madelgi, E. Shawn Qaissaunee & Richard Boukas.