Celebrate L.A.’s finest jazz musicians! Jazz at LACMA is presented Friday evenings from April to November.
Bassist and bandleader Henry “Skipper” Franklin celebrates the Art Blakey Centennial with his quintet. Bassist Henry “Skipper” Franklin’s prolific career began with Willie Bobo and Archie Shepp, and he rose to fame working with Hugh Masakela. Franklin has recorded numerous albums as a leader and has also worked closely with Gene Harris & the Three Sounds, Freddie Hubbard, Bobbi Humphrey, and Hampton Hawes.