Franz Jackson http://wkms.org en Remembering Chicago Jazz Icon Franz Jackson http://wkms.org/post/remembering-chicago-jazz-icon-franz-jackson <p>One of the great music innovators in the second half of the Twentieth Century, and the formative years of the Twenty-First, was the Chicago based iconic artist Franz Jackson. Having performed with Fletcher Henderson, Billie Holiday, and Duke Ellington (as well as being a leader on several recordings), Jackson brought energy, excitement, and soul to his music. As such, Jackson was one of the great pioneers of American jazz. History professor and host of <em>Café Jazz</em>, Dr. Brian Clardy spoke with his daughter, Michelle Jackson-Jewell in a telephone interview. Listen to the full interview above.&nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.5;">See more at&nbsp;</span><a href="http://franzjackson.com" style="line-height: 1.5;">franzjackson.com</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;">, including how to purchase his new album, "Milestone."</span></p><p> Thu, 21 Mar 2013 18:23:55 +0000 Brian Clardy & Matt Markgraf 29590 at http://wkms.org Remembering Chicago Jazz Icon Franz Jackson