City of Chicago Mayoral Proclamation In Recognition 2008
of Contributions to The City of Chicago (posthumously)

Theodore Thomas Chicago History Maker Award with2008
Distinction in The Performing Arts (posthumously)

Key to The City of Dowagiac Recipient (In Honor of His     2007
95th Birthday and Contributions to The City of Dowagiac, MI)

National Endowment for The Arts Jazz Master Fellowship  2007

Walter Dyett Lifetime Achievement Award   2006
(Jazz Institute of Chicago)

American Heritage Jazz Series Five Greatest Chicago      2005
Tenor Saxophonists Honoree and Lifetime Achievement
Award Recipient

Mississipi Valley Blues Society "Man of the Year" Honoree     1997

Elkhart Jazz Festival "Man of the Year" Honoree       1996

Midwest Arts Council Jazz Master Grant Recipient     1996

City of Chicago Black History Month Award       1984

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During his lifetime, Franz received dozens of awards, honors and recognitions for his contribution to jazz, and music in general.  Here are some of the most notable:

Every year, the Jazz Institute of Chicago selects the photo of a great Chicago jazz musician to grace their promotional materials for the Jazz Club Tour which kicks off the annual Chicago Jazz Festival.  In 2008, Franz's picture was selected as a tribute to his legacy to JIC and to Chicago. 

Franz was honored with a brief musical tribute at the Festival on August 30, 2008.  Eric Schneider, Art Hoyle, Tom Hope, Dan DeLorenzo and Robert Cousins - some of Chicago's best musicians - remembered Franz with a few of his most memorable tunes including "I Want To Be Happy", "Struttin' With Some Barbecue", and "Huff and Puff".   Below are some pics from the afternoon:
Awards and Honors
Franz Jackson

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