About

Frankly Jazz was a half-hour television program, devoted to the very best in West Coast Jazz performances.  It originated at KTLA in Los Angeles in 1962, and was hosted by Frank Evans.  Evans was one of the preeminent jazz disk jockeys of the day, and his daily radio program on KRHM-FM was the inspiration for this television program.

Frank Evans died at the early age of 56 in 1973. This blog site is maintained by me, Lance Evans, Frank’s youngest son (though at 63 now, not so young!)

5 Responses to About

  1. Eric L. Wattree says:

    Thank you so much, Frank, for everything you’ve done for jazz. Here’s a gift for you. I know you’ll love it – and her.

    http://wattree.blogspot.com/2012/07/presenting-ms-rita-edmond-contemporary.html

    Eric L. Wattree

  2. Lori says:

    Hello…I grew up in Los Angeles. When I was 10 years old I was given a transistor radio, and after my parents put me to bed each night, I would listen to my radio under the covers with the earphone (so I wouldn’t get caught staying up late). I found my way to a Jazz radio station program that aired after 9pm or so every night and I would listen to the cool sounds of the DJ’s voice and the amazing music, until I fell asleep. I have been trying to find out about that DJ ever since. From the sound of his voice, I’m almost certain he was afro-american. He had the smoothest voice and he talked a little about each artist he was about to play. I learned so much about the jazz musicians of that time and I realized those hours I spent listening impacted my life forever. Do you have any idea who that might have been on the radio ? Thanks for your help, and for your amazing father and this great website ! You can contact me at canongirl1@hotmail.com

  3. Lori,
    What year, and what radio station was it?

    Eric

  4. Heard Paul Horn Quintet- We Three Kings of Orient Are, on your show. Have not found that album- Jingle Bell Jazz anywhere…. One of a kind music on your show…Thank you thank you thank you!!

  5. Bill says:

    He loved Frank Sinatra. Always introduced him as The Man

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