Franklin Vanderbilt portrait

Franklin Vanderbilt

Chicago, United States

Royalprince Franklin Vanderbilt was born and raised in Chicago, IL. Franklin Vanderbilt is a drummer, singer/songwriter, guitarist and actor. He has had the honor to work with many music icons including Stanley Clarke, Chaka Khan, Stevie Wonder, and recently, for the past 15 years, with Lenny Kravitz. Currently, Franklin is working with Robby Krieger of The Doors, co-writing music with Krieger and the Soul Savages.

Franklin is also launching his solo career as an artist, with an album to be released in 2024.

As a philanthropist, he has donated his time and his talents, performing at concerts that benefit charitable organizations. But success, fame and multiple world tours aren’t enough for Franklin, he wants to give back and inspire the next generation by providing a pathway to careers in the performing arts along with the financial education to help students be successful.

Franklin is currently building a performance art and financial literacy center in Chicago, IL.

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