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Ken Franckling

Ken Franckling is a veteran arts writer and free-lance photographer specializing in music photography. He began carrying his cameras to clubs, concerts and festivals across the U.S. in 1983 when he realized that some musical moments were better captured by film than words. His forte is the jazz scene and his work includes some of the most riveting photographs taken of Miles Davis during the final five years of his life.

He is a winner of the ASCAP Deems Taylor Award for excellence in music journalism and is a contributing writer/photographer for United Press International, JazzTimes, Down Beat, SWINGJournal and other publications.

His stock photography, including fine arts prints, includes images of more than 2,000 musicians.

Anyone interested in ordering general edition or limited edition copies of these or other images by Ken Franckling may contact him at (401) 568-3298. Inquiries may be faxed to (401) 567-0441, or e-mailed to kfjazzpiz <at> aol.com.

More of his photos may be found on the Web in an article from the Brown Alumni Monthly, Eye of the Music.

David Sanchez, Vanguard, 1997

Jackie McLean, Woody Shaw, Cecil McBee, NY, 1985

Last Call, Papa Jo Jones' final gig, 1984