Howard Franklin, Jr; Drummer, Musician, Bandleader and owner of Howard Franklin Music was born and raised in the DC Metro area brings you music for the soul. He is a professional drummer, musician, and bandleader given the nickname “Kingfish” by his late great mentor, Calvin Jones and even “Fishstix” by the late Jazz Great Shirley Horn’s drummer Steve Williams, the overall remains the same. “Kingfish” is a serious, dedicated full time musician. In 1995 Howard started the band Wild Flower. Wild Flower is a collective group of local DC musician that bring their unique flare of Smooth Jazz and R&B in an engaging style.