Ken Franckling

Ken’s Contributions

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03/17/12    Albums

Horace is Here
Greg Abate

Saxophonist Greg Abate, best known for his alto work but also a fine player on the other horns, including baritone, has been a hard-bop disciple for more than three decades. So it was only natural that he’d focus a complete project on paying tribute to one...

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02/20/12    Concerts

Punta Gorda Wine & Jazz Festival, 2/18-19/12

Ken Franckling reports on this seventh annual event on the Southwest Florida coast

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02/14/12    Concerts

Ira Sullivan in Southwest Florida, 2/13/12

Ken Franckling reports on performance by the multi-instrumentalist’s group at a Charlotte County Jazz Society concert

01/29/12    Concerts

Greg Nielsen and his Quartet in Florida, 1/27/12

Trombonist and his quartet bring versatility and experience to Venice, Fla.

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01/18/12    Albums

Bons Amigos
Claudio Roditi

Ken Franckling reviews the latest from the Brazilian trumpeter

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01/14/12    Concerts

Ed Metz Trio in Florida, 1/9/12

Ken Franckling reports on performance by the drummer’s group at a Charlotte County Jazz Society concert

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12/15/11    Concerts

Bill Allred’s Classic Jazz Band in Florida, 12/12/11

Ken Franckling reports on performance by the trombonist and his group at Charlotte County Jazz Society concert

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11/16/11    Concerts

Allan Vaché Quintet: Live at Cultural Center Theater in Port Charlotte, Fla.

Ken Franckling reports on performance by clarinetist and his group at event presented by the Charlotte County Jazz Society

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09/06/11    Concerts

2011 Tanglewood Jazz Festival

Ken Franckling reports on annual festival held in Lenox, Ma.

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08/09/11    Photos

2011 Newport Jazz Festival

Ken Franckling shares photos from the noted jazz festival presented by George Wein Productions

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05/16/11    News

Essentially Ellington Weekend in NYC

Ken Franckling on the Essentially Ellington High School Jazz Band Competition & Festival

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05/12/11    Franckling's JazzNotes

Jazz in Key West: A Musical Version of Build It and They Will Come

Honeymooner Ken Franckling digs the jazz scene in Key West

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05/02/11    Albums

Bach's Secret Files and More Crossover Fantasies
Burgstaller Martignon 4

This quartet is on to something quite marvelous: a hybrid interplay between jazz and classical music - even opera - that should please fans of both genres, and expose the separatists to the virtues of each form. The band is co-led by former Canadian Brass...

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05/02/11    Albums

Flowers and Other Stories
Assaf Kehati

One of the great thing about today’s globalized jazz scene is that musicians from other countries and other cultures are stretching by weaving in the rhythms, tonal colors and sensibilities of their homelands. Jazz is all the richer for it. This second recording...

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03/11/11    Franckling's JazzNotes

Short Takes: Nordic Connect & Lisa Lindsley

Ken Franckling reviews two recent jazz albums

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03/02/11    Franckling's JazzNotes

Sonny Rollins Honored Again

Sonny Rollins receives National Medal of Arts at White House

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About Ken Franckling

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Ken Franckling is a veteran arts writer and freelance photographer specializing in music photography. Since the early 1980s, he has covered the jazz scene throughout the Northeast with occasional journeys to other regions in pursuit of essential musical moments.

Ken's serious interest in jazz was formed while involved with the campus radio station at St. Bonaventure University in upstate New York's Snow Belt from 1969 to 1971. It began flourishing in the early 1980s after the Newport Jazz Festival returned to its Rhode Island roots and he began covering that return as a news story while a staff reporter/news editor for United Press International.

Ken covered jazz and wrote a regular column, The Jazz Condition, for UPI for more than 20 years. He is a contributor to the Jazz Journalists Association's quarterly Jazz Notes newsletter and a contributing writer / photographer for JazzTimes, Jazziz, Hot House, AllAboutJazz.com and other publications.