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

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