|Message from Ken Franckling
I'm a veteran arts writer and freelance photographer specializing in music photography and occasional portraiture. Since the early 1980s, I have covered the jazz scene throughout the Northeast with occasional journeys to other regions in pursuit of essential musical moments. I've extended that coverage to Southwest Florida. In June 2003, and again in 2016, I was honored to accept the Jazz Journalists Associationís Lona Foote-Bob Parent Award as Jazz Photographer of the Year.
My photo book, "Jazz in the Key of Light (Eighty of our Finest Jazz Musicians speak for Themselves)" was published in October 2014. Details are at my blog, reachable through http://bit.ly/1r2RNte. A PayPal order mechanism for North American orders is available on the blog, as well as right here.
My serious interest in jazz began flourishing in the early 1980s after the Newport Jazz Festival returned to its Rhode Island roots. I covered jazz and wrote a regular column, The Jazz Condition, for UPI for more than 19 years, and am a contributing writer / photographer for JazzTimes, Hot House, AllAboutJazz.com and other publications. These galleries contain some of my favorite images from that continuing photo odyssey.
All images are available for editorial and commercial usage, as well as for print purchase. Please email me if you are interested in purchasing or publishing any of these images.
NOTE WELL: THE PHOTOGRAPHS IN KEN FRANCKLING'S GALLERIES ARE NOT PUBLIC DOMAIN OR ROYALTY-FREE. Unauthorized use of images from this site is a violation of copyright laws.
THE PHOTOGRAPHS ARE FOR VIEWING ONLY. The images may not be downloaded, reproduced, copied, transferred, used as the basis for another image or artwork, or used in any other manner without: (1) first obtaining a written and signed agreement from Ken Franckling, and (2) prior payment of a license fee in the amount established by Ken Franckling.
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