Ken Franckling reports on annual festival held in Lenox, Ma.
Ken Franckling shares photos from the noted jazz festival presented by George Wein Productions
Ken Franckling on the Essentially Ellington High School Jazz Band Competition & Festival
05/12/11 Franckling's JazzNotes
Honeymooner Ken Franckling digs the jazz scene in Key West
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...
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...
03/11/11 Franckling's JazzNotes
Ken Franckling reviews two recent jazz albums
03/02/11 Franckling's JazzNotes
Sonny Rollins receives National Medal of Arts at White House
02/15/11 Franckling's JazzNotes
Ken Franckling blogs about recent Grammy awards and telecast
Pianist Bill O’Connell has spent most of his 30-year-plus career in the Latin jazz arena (Mongo Santamaria, Dave Valentin, Gato Barbieri, the Fort Apache Band, Conrad Herwig’s “Latin Side” projects, etc.) and it has served him well. The Latin rhythms and...
Ken Franckling on cultural exchange trips to Cuba by American jazz musicians
Review of performances at 2010 Tanglewood Jazz Festival in Lenox, Mass.
Ken Franckling reviews George Wein’s 2010 edition of historic jazz festival in Newport, Rhode Island
06/08/10 Franckling's JazzNotes
Ken Franckling on the Miles Davis 43-CD box set being released in the fall from Columbia/Legacy
06/02/10 Franckling's JazzNotes
Ken Franckling on new albums from Yotam, Dana Lauren and Odean Pope
05/21/10 Franckling's JazzNotes
Ken Franckling on Pat Metheny’s performance from Orchestrion Project at the Orpheum Theatre in Boston