Ken Franckling

Ken’s Contributions

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03/21/14    Concerts

Concert Review: Jim Cullum Jazz Band in Sarasota, Florida

A reunion evening with two of band’s alumni

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03/04/14    Concerts

Concert Review: Alexis Cole at the Sarasota Jazz Festival

A style that serves her music well

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02/05/14    Concerts

Concert Review: Freddy Cole in Naples, Florida

Still the consummate jazz balladeer

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12/14/13    Concerts

Concert Review: Benny Golson in Naples, Florida

His jazz insider’s approach was compelling and effective

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08/08/13    Photos

Photo Gallery: Newport Jazz Festival 2013

Ken Franckling captures highlights of the weekend

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03/28/13    Concerts

Concert Review: Doc Severinsen and Byron Stripling in Florida

Trumpeters sit in with the Naples Jazz Orchestra

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03/17/13    Concerts

Tierney Sutton Band in Florida, 3/13/13

Singer and her band reveal new facets in familiar material—always an artful surprise

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03/11/13    Concerts

Concert review: Giacomo Gates in Florida, 3-7-2013

Hip, engaging and an honor richly deserved

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02/21/13    Concerts

Punta Gorda Wine & Jazz Festival, 2/16-17/13

Hot music overcomes chilly weather at Florida gathering

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12/12/12    Concerts

Concert Review: Greg Abate in Florida, 12-10-12

A saxophonist on fire, with interesting twists from usual repertoire

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12/12/12    Education

6th Annual College and University Band CD Roundup

Some of the best new recordings from jazz ensembles at American schools

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11/15/12    Concerts

Concert Review: Christian Tamburr and Dominick Farinacci in Florida, 11-12-12

Subtlety and fire from a quintet that aims to inspire

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11/14/12    Concerts

Concert Review: The Dan Miller-Lew Del Gatto Quintet in Florida

Chops and chemistry are evident in organ jazz-inspired band

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10/15/12    News

Cape May to Host Exit 0 Jazz Festival Nov. 9-11

Ramsey Lewis, Mark Murphy, Orrin Evans among the performers

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09/04/12    News

Upcoming SW Florida Jazz Concerts

Esperanza Spalding, Mindi Abair, Giacomo Gates and others due

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04/17/12    News

Florida Musicians Gather for One of Their Own

More than 50 performers support Julie Royal, wife of pianist Michael Royal

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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.