Hal Frazier




Ystad Jazz Festival 2011
with LaGaylia Frazier & the Jan Lundgren Trio


Hal was a teacher for nine years after receiving his Masters Degree in Music from Florida A&M University in Tallahassee, Florida.  His musical career developed in the mid-60’s when he signed with the Playboy Clubs International followed by a personal management contract with Don Adams, of the famous “Get Smart” and “Inspector Gadget” television series.

Appearances on “The Tonight Show” with Johnny Carson as well as the Mike Douglas, Merv Griffin, David Frost, and Ed Sullivan shows; appearing as a special guest-star for the Miss Universe Pageant and the Presidential Inaugural Banquet honoring President Richard Nixon; touring with Mr. Don Rickles; and recording two albums for VMC Records, “Hal Frazier” and “No Man Is An Island,” are some of the highlights of Hal Frazier’s career. 

Hal's elder daughter, LaGaylia Frazier, a graduate of the University of Miami and a former member of the UM Chamber Singers, has followed in his footsteps with a flourishing singing career of her own and has now released her first CD, "LaGaylia Uncovered", which promises a bright addition to her career as a songwriter and lyricist.

In 2002, Warner Music UK Ltd. re-released Hal’s “After Closing Time” on their “After Hours: Northern Soul Masters” compilation albums.  Hal is currently trying to fit some performances within the U.S. into his schedule of international and cruise ship appearances. 


  • Ystad Jazz Festival – Ystad, Sweden – August 2011
  • Stockholm Jazz Festival – Stockholm, Sweden – June 2011
  • Jazzen Museum – Strömsholm, Sweden – August 2010
  • Cruise Ship Naming Ceremonies – Special Guest Star performing the National Anthem of the U.S.A., “The Star-Spangled Banner”, for the Naming Ceremonies of: Vision of the Seas – May 1998; Enchantment of the Seas – July 1997; Rhapsody of the Seas – May 1997; Splendour of the Seas – March 1996; Legend of the Seas – May 1995
  • Ball Honoring Mayor of Detroit – Guest Star for “The Association’s” Thirtieth Anniversary Ball, at Manoogian Mansion, honoring Dennis Archer, the Mayor of the City of Detroit, Michigan – July 1994
  • Presidential Inaugural Banquet – Special Guest Star with Don Adams and the Doc Severinsen Orchestra honoring President Nixon and Vice President Agnew – January 1969
  • Miss Universe Pageant – Special Guest Star – 1969


  • Johnny Carson's, “Tonight Show” -- Multiple Appearances
  • “The Merv Griffin Show” -- Multiple Appearances
  • “The Mike Douglas Show” -- Multiple Appearances
  • “Mike and the Young People” -- Mike Douglas’ first one-hour prime-time special – 1968
  • “The New Steve Allen Show” -- Co-Host and Announcer
  • “The David Frost Show” -- 1970 – 1971 – 1972
  • “The Flip Wilson Show” -- Multiple Appearances
  • “The Ed Sullivan Show” -- Multiple Appearances
  • “The Joey Bishop Show” -- Multiple Appearances
  • “Playboy After Dark” -- Multiple Appearances
  • “Get Smart” -- Multiple Appearances
  • “The F.B.I.” -- Four Appearances
  • “The Name of the Game” -- One Appearance
  • “The Don Rickles Show” -- Multiple Appearances


Caesars Palace - Las Vegas, Nevada; Sahara Hotel - Las Vegas, Nevada; Sands Hotel - Las Vegas, Nevada; Harrah’s - Reno, Nevada; Harrah’s - Lake Tahoe, Nevada; Kings Castle - Lake Tahoe, Nevada; Copa Cabana - New York, New York; Fairmont Hotel - San Francisco, California; Hungry i - San Francisco, California; Playboy Clubs International - London and throughout United States; Hotel Reforma - Mexico City, Mexico; Camino Real - Juarez, Mexico; Americana Hotel - Aruba, Netherlands Antilles; Concorde Hotel - Aruba, Netherlands Antilles; Hilton Hotel - Curacao, Netherlands Antilles; Chevron Hotel - Sydney, Australia; Chevron Hotel - Melbourne, Australia; El San Juan Hotel - San Juan, Puerto Rico; Latin Quarter - Tokyo, Japan; Copacabana - Tokyo, Japan; Beverly Hills Hotel - Toronto, Canada; Royal York Hotel - Toronto, Canada; Queen Elizabeth Hotel - Montreal, Canada; The Cave - Vancouver, British Columbia; Skyline Hotel - Ottawa, Ontario, Canada; Concord Hotel, Brown’s Hotel and all other major Catskill hotels - Catskill Mountains, New York.


Royal Caribbean International:  Independence of the Seas, Adventure of the Seas, Explorer of the Seas, Mariner of the Seas, Navigator of the Seas, Voyager of the Seas, Brilliance of the Seas, Jewel of the Seas, Serenade of the Seas, Radiance of the Seas, Enchantment of the Seas, Grandeur of the Seas, Legend of the Seas, Rhapsody of the Seas, Splendour of the Seas, Vision of the Seas, Empress of the Seas/Nordic Empress, Viking Serenade, Majesty of the Seas, Monarch of the Seas, Sovereign of the Seas, Nordic Prince, Song of America, Song of Norway, Sun Viking.

Azamara Cruises:  Azamara Journey and Azamara Quest

Norwegian Cruise Line:  Norway, Skyward, Southward, Starward

Sitmar Cruises:  Fairsea, Fairsky, Fairwind

Holland America Line:  Statendam, Vollendam

Princess Cruises:  Coral Princess, Emerald Princess, Star Princess

Cunard Line:  Queen Mary 2, Queen Victoria, Queen Elizabeth



Hal singing "Once Upon A Time"
on The Tonight Show
with intro by Johnny Carson.

Many thanks to Mr. Don Charles for sharing this audio file!

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