Franklin Kiermyer

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Franklin Kiermyer
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Background information
Born (1956-07-21) 21 July 1956 (age 60)
Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Genres Jazz
Occupation(s) Musician
Instruments drums
Website official website

Franklin Kiermyer (born 21 July 1956 in Montreal, Quebec) is a Canadian drummer, composer and bandleader who came to prominence in the 1990s during his residency in New York City. Kiermyer's work is inspired by a variety of spiritual musics including the late period of John Coltrane.[1] Kiermyer’s album Solomon’s Daughter, featuring saxophonist and Coltrane band member Pharaoh Sanders, received a great deal of media attention and helped establish his reputation as a drummer and band leader.[2]


As leader
  • Break down the Walls (1992, Konnex)
  • In the House of My Fathers (1993, Konnex)
  • Solomon’s Daughter (1994, Evidence)
  • Kairos (1995, Evidence)
  • Auspicious Blazing Sun (1999, Sunship)
  • Sanctification (1999, Sunship)
  • Great Drum of the Secret Mirror (2002, Sunship)
  • Further (2014, Mobility Music)


  1. ^ Prange, Carina. "Franklin Kiermyer - on his way towards other cultures". Jazzdimensions. Retrieved 26 March 2010. 
  2. ^ Yanow, Scott. "Franklin Kiermyer Biography". Allmusic. Retrieved 26 March 2010. 

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