Author Archives: Lance Evans

About Lance Evans

Executive Director, Orcas Island Chamber of Commerce

Celebrating Dave Brubeck at 90 years. Thanks Jazz FM!

Loads of great Dave Brubeck bio info.  What a talent.  Check it out.

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Jazz Profiles … another great jazz blog

Don’t you love it when you find a great web source, with lots of good information?  Read on.  Jazz Profiles.

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Found this blog, but can’t read a word of it!  I do see lots of Shelly Manne, so it can’t be half bad!

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Jazz Shots West Coast – Vol. 1 #jazz video on your iPhone

54 minutes of pure West Coast jazz is found here, including Shelly Manne and His Men!

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Celebrating Shorty Rogers birthday (a day late). Thanks @jazzbdays!

Shorty Rogers was a ‘Giant’ in the jazz world.  His appearance on Frankly Jazz is a classic!  Here he and His Giants perform ‘Time Was.’

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#Jazz Crusaders perform Freedom Sound on #FranklyJazz

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Miles Davis & The Lighthouse All-Stars discovered here

This Blog gives a nice overview of this album featuring Miles and the gang from The Lighthouse.  Many of the folks are also featured on an episode of Frankly Jazz. Miles way out west could be a way to describe … Continue reading

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Brian McCoy Examiner article explores West Coast #Jazz

I like the articles, and this one is about Oakland Jazz and gives a nice, brief introduction to West Coast Jazz.  Frankly Jazz was produced in concert with Pacific Jazz.

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Octobop is the place for West Coast #Jazz in December

For the past decade, Octobop has been exciting music fans around the globe with its special brand of West Coast Cool. From local venues to retro conventions in Las Vegas, Octobop has brought back and updated the sounds of Gerry … Continue reading

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#Android #Jazz Shots West Coast – what is it?

I just ran across this download for the Android phone.  But does anyone know anything about Jazz Shots West Coast – Vol. 2?  Wondering who is featured on the video?  Bud Shank, Shorty Rogers …

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