Ken Franckling's Jazz Notes
Tuesday, October 15, 2019
Swinging effortlessly into a new concert season
It was most appropriate that clarinetist Allan Vaché began the Charlotte County Jazz Society's 2019-2020 concert season opener with the ...
Sunday, September 29, 2019
A night Bass'd on a True Story
The Barrel Room at the Twisted Vine Bistro in downtown Fort Myers was packed on Saturday, September 28 for bassist Brandon Robertson's C...
Friday, September 27, 2019
A season warm-up for Charlotte County jazz fans
While its formal 2019-20 concert season doesn't start until October 14, the Charlotte County Jazz Society whetted the appetites of about...
Saturday, September 21, 2019
Big band bebop at its finest
A 17-day family road trip brought me back to Rhode Island for the second time in a month, returning in September, not long after my August v...
Sunday, September 1, 2019
Looking ahead: Southwest Florida jazz preview
Here is a rundown of noteworthy jazz events, principally in the Sarasota to Naples territory, from now through November, as the 2019-20 ...
Monday, August 26, 2019
More Newport moments
Here are a few more visual moments from the 2019 edition of the Newport Jazz Festival, held August 2-4, along with one from the Thursday, Au...
Thursday, August 15, 2019
Postcard from Newport
A broad spectrum of jazz and a few genres added to bolster the crowds made for an interesting weekend at the 2019 Newport Jazz Festival. Thr...
Friday, August 9, 2019
Catching up with old friends, musically
Timing is everything. Singer Ronnie Rose returned to New England last weekend for his 50-year class reunion at Taunton High School in southe...
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