Frankie's partner Judy Pritchett was kind enough to share with me a high-rez scan of the lovely article and photo spread from the Jersey Jazz magazine about the Frankie Manning 95th Birthday Festival that took place last May in New York City. Entitled "Frankie Manning: Never Stop Swinging" its one of the sweetest tributes to Mr. Manning that I've seen in print:
Oh and check out the close-up of a certain "swing activist." Ha! I like that title!
Be sure and read the accompanying raw and honest tribute to Frankie Manning by Jersey Jazz journalist Jim Gerard. He's got some choice words in there.