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Rebecca Coupe Franks

Rebecca Coupe Franks is a talented trumpet player from California who has paid her dues in New York. She has worked with her friend and mentor, the late Joe Henderson, as well as Javon Jackson, Ben Riley, Herb Ellis, and Bill Cosby. Her 2004 recording, "Exhibition: Tribute to Joe Henderson," is a showcase of ten original tunes she penned in remembrance of saxophonist Henderson's spirit, personality, and music. Jazz journalist Scott Yanow has stated, "Joe Henderson would have enjoyed hearing this program and would have loved playing these pieces." Rebecca Coupe Franks' trumpet style can most be likened to that of Chet Baker, as she plays with a relatively sparse, relaxed style, and she favors playing in the middle and lower registers of her instrument

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEWS

Freihofer’s Saratoga Jazz Festival: June 25-26, 2011

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Freihofer's Saratoga Jazz FestivalSaratoga Performing Arts CenterSaratoga Springs, NYJune 25-26, 2011This year's Freihofer's Saratoga Jazz Festival, the 34th edition of the upstate New York event, featured a great touch when famed jazz impresario George Wein was awarded a star on the Saratoga Performing Arts Center Walk of Fame. Wein created the ...

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Rebecca Coupe Franks Quartet : San Diego, March 8, 2011

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Rebecca Coupe Franks QuartetSaville Theater, San Diego City CollegeSan Diego, CAMarch 8, 2011 Trumpeter Rebecca Coupe Franks brought her own brand of lyrical mainstream jazz into the Saville Theatre, along with her New York pianist and several Los Angeles colleagues. Franks, who now resides in upstate New York, stopped in ...

NEWS: RECORDING

Rebecca Coupe Franks Showcases An Eclectic Mix Of Instrumentals And Vocals On Check the Box, Set For August 17 Release

Rebecca Coupe Franks Showcases An Eclectic Mix Of Instrumentals And Vocals On Check the Box, Set For August 17 Release

Trumpeter/Composer/Bandleader Celebrates Her 20 Year Career “This emotionally heartfelt and driving album brings home spirited, inspired songs and trumpet playing...Rebecca is at her best throughout, and the songs reflect a versatility of music form in a tableau of polished approach, feel and style." —from the CD liner notes, Lynne Robin Green This year marks the 20th ...

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Rebecca Coupe Franks

Read "Rebecca Coupe Franks" reviewed by Matt Merewitz

What can a change of scene do for a musician? First of all, it can change your daily routine; your outlook on things. It can change your feeling of self as part of a greater whole. It can make you humble or arrogant, set you free or box you in - neither the former nor the ...

Rebecca Coupe Franks: Exhibition: Tribute to Joe Henderson

Read "Rebecca Coupe Franks: Exhibition: Tribute to Joe Henderson" reviewed by Craig W. Hurst

Rebecca Coupe Franks Exhibition: Tribute to Joe Henderson Independent 2004 Rebecca Coupe Franks is a California-bred and -based trumpet player. Her newest CD Exhibition: Tribute to Joe Henderson is reflective of years she spent in New York City, and her friendship with, and mentorship from the late master ...

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