Here are some links you might find useful and/or interesting:
WSBT's Ted Smucker interviews Franz's daughter, Michelle Jewell, about the 4th Annual Franz Jackson Jazz Celebration on November 6, 2010 featuring Kimbrough & Company with guest vocalist Lisa Roti.
WSBT's Ted Smucker interviews Franz's daughter, Michelle Jewell, about the 3rd Annual Franz Jackson Jazz Celebration on November 14, 2009 featuring The Salty Dogs.
WNDU's Tricia Sloma interviews Franz's daughter, Michelle Jewell, about the 3rd Annual Franz Jackson Jazz Celebration on November 14, 2009 featuring The Salty Dogs.
WNDU's Tricia Sloma interviews Franz's daughter, Michelle Jewell, about the 2nd Annual Franz Jackson Jazz Celebration on November 8, 2008 featuring Marcus Belgrave to remember Franz and set the stage for an annual jazz festival in his name.
WNDU's Tricia Sloma profiled Franz for her "Stories From The Heart" series in February, 2006.
This memorial page for Franz was designed by Otto Kubik, Jr., son of the original owner of the Red Arrow Jazz Club. A homage to his legacy.
This is the site of Otto Kubik, Jr., the son of the owner of the Red Arrow Nightclub where Franz and his band, The Original Jass All-Stars, played for 10 years! See a few pics of the Red Arrow and read about Mr. Kubik's memory of the club and the performers.
Franz's performance in November, 2002 on the nationally syndicated NPR radio show "A Prairie Home Companion" live from the Auditorium Theater in Chicago.
This is a really cute video set to Franz's version of "Sunny Side of The Street" as he performed it on "A Prairie Home Companion" with Garrison Keillor in 2002. A great video for the kids!
Harry Porterfield of Chicago's ABC7 News profiled Franz for his "Someone You Should Know" series in 2002, just before Franz's 90th birthday.
Fine Italian dining and great jazz and blues in quaint Dowagiac, Michigan, where Franz played regularly the last few years of his life
Historic Chicago jazz club where Franz was featured regularly for many years
Photo and narrative review of Franz's performance as one of the Chicago's Great Tenor Saxophonists in March, 2005
Collection of information and pictures from Franz's decades-long career
Franz's participation in a restoration project in his home town, Rock Island, Illinois in 2002
Renowed Detroit trumpeter who made two CD's with Franz and whom Franz considered a friend.
Singer Judi K worked with Franz for years in the Chicago area and beyond and he appeared on at least one of her CD's. Judi and Franz went way back and he once said of her, "Judi K has a voice that is true and mellow, a fine singer".
Trumpeter Yves Francois has called Franz his "musical father" and attributes much of his growling sound to Franz's inspiration on sax. Franz appeared on Yves' CD "Blues for Hawk" and the two made some wonderful music together.
Fresh, young jazz vocalist with a voice rich beyond her years - Franz joined Lisa on her debut CD "Comes Love"
New Orleans French-Quarter Style cafe in downtown South Bend, IN, where Franz played several times in the last years of his life