Sunday, June 14, 2009

Lynn Darroch

A Night of Musical Stories and Instrumental Music
Lynn Darroch’s Jazz Stories -- with Randy Porter and John Stowell
Friday, June 19, 8-11 pm
PDX Jazz @ RiverPlace series
Three Degrees Lounge, RiverPlace Hotel (1510 SW Harbor Way) No cover, no minimum

Join author and narrator Lynn Darroch -- with Randy Porter (piano) and John Stowell (guitar) -- for an evening of musical stories and instrumental music on the banks of the Willamette.
Hear tales of local heroes, jazz originals, underground histories and the rivers that run through them -- all in an interplay of words and music.

Local Heroes/American Originals, Darroch’s third CD of musical stories, brings the cultural history of Portland, Oregon, to life in an interplay of words and live jazz. Local heroes on this CD include Native American saxophonist Jim Pepper, pianist Warren Bracken, and ordinary people whose unheralded lives are equally emblematic of place and time. Other American originals here include singer Betty Carter, pianist and composer Clare Fischer, the iconic Chet Baker, and – in a different slice of the American grain – William Faulkner’s wife, Estelle.

Listen to samples, read texts and more!
Listen to short musical stories on MySpace:

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