A Los Angeles Independent JAZZ Label

Skipper Productions was established in 2005 as a means to provide local artists (in Los Angeles) more control over their music at all levels.

With over 40 releases, and thousands of satisfied jazz-lovers, SkipperProductions is proud of who they are and claims to be a strong force in Keeping JAZZ Alive!

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Skipper (Henry Franklin)

The man at the helm

Henry Frankliin was born in 1940 to Sammy Franklin, a west-coast big band leader. Thanks to the encouragement of his father, he eventually settled on the bass as his life-long instrument and passion.

Although Skipper has played with many greats over the years, his real passion is BeBop. He continues to play to this day and keeps himself busy guiding young musicians in the field to get them started on their own musical journeys.

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Latest Releases

Mostly Bossa

Artist: Roger Tilton Trio

Released: 2024


Artist: System 6

Released 2023

Play Ray Charles

Artist: 3 More Sounds

Released: 2023


Band Members

Henry Frannklin (The Skipper)


Robert Turner


Yayo Morales




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