photo by Michael Oletta

Welcome to the official Fran Hartshorn webpages.  Thanks for dropping by!

Fran Hartshorn is a Southern California based vocalist, versatile in several musical genres.  Her lush tone and vocal stylings delight audiences whether it be on swingin’ straight-ahead jazz, hot Latin grooves, breezy bossas, and soulful blues.

“Fran Hartshorn is a first-rate jazz singer of the old school…. a vocalist of superb range, great warmth and elegant interpretative taste.”  Jim Trageser, The North County Times

“Hartshorn’s voice is strong yet malleable.  She places herself solidly within the framework of her accompanying musicians…”   The San Diego Troubadour

Fran Hartshorn delights packed house at 98 Bottles with Arlen Tribute….Hartshorn’s vocal attributes include a sure sense of pitch and an athletic ability to hit the high notes…. navigating the bluesy contours of the melody with a natural grace that sounded organic….phrasing was lithe and elastic–and her pitch dead on….hit another peak really locking in with the Latin groove of the rhythm section….” – Robert Bush, San Diego Reader

Wonderful performance…pure magic…one of my favorites!”  – Larry Zeiger

“…thank you for an outstanding performance…. The talent that you brought and energy in the room were awesome!” — Steve Mesaros, Owner 98 Bottles


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