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Trumpeter, vocalist and composer Rebecca Coupe Franks is a talented trumpet player and composer originally from Northern California.After receiving her BFA in Jazz studies at the New School in New York CIty, she pursued her graduate work in Composition at NYU. Coupe continued to live in New York City playing Jazz Festivals, Recording and Touring with different bands around the world. Working with Bill Cosby, Herb Ellis, Joe Henderson ,Lou Donaldson, Virginia Mayhew, Ben Riley , Kenny Barron and Victor Lewis to name a few. NEW ALBUM “CHECK the BOX” 2010 (RCF records)Featuring Rebecca Coupe Franks (Trumpet, Flugel Horn , Trombone and Vocals), Luis Perdomo (Piano, B3 and Rhodes) , Mary Ann McSweeney (Bass) , Richie Morales (Drums) and Summer Corrie (Vocals). “This is emotionally heartfelt and driving album ’brings home some really spirited inspired songs and trumpet playing’ with a added bonus of soulful vocals by Rebecca. The guest musicians bring it along playing as a tight unit through the changes - in really fine form. Rebecca is at her best throughout and the songs reflect a versatility of music form in a tableau of polished approach, feel and style. A musical celebration of life, Check the Box hits the mark, slams it home and finds the X”. www.rebeccacoupefranks.com