Brian McCoy Examiner article explores West Coast #Jazz

I like the Examiner.com 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 Mulligan, Shorty Rogers, Dave Pell, Bud Shank, the Lighthouse All-Stars, and many more who defined the cool sound of west coast jazz in the 1950s and 1960s. In 2007, the group’s 4th CD, Very Early reached number 4 on the national jazz charts and finished the year in the the top 40. Come join Octobop and some special guests from the last 10 years as the group not only provides a retrospective but also a preview into new concepts in cool jazz.

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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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Los Angeles Jazz Society is a bastion of jazz history

If you’ve ever wanted to stay in touch with West Coast Jazz history, there is no better investment than the L.A. Jazz Society.  Their annual dinner honors some of the very best in jazz with a West Coast flavor.

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Hidden Jazz Downloads from Marc Myers

What a great job Marc Myers does in keeping jazz alive.  His blog is so darn complete.

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Bop and Beyond – a look at Frankly Jazz!

A great blog about jazz http://bit.ly/c0S0yb

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Spreading the word about Frank Evans and Frankly Jazz

This blog is intended to share a little bit of history.  I’ll link videos from Frankly Jazz, the 1960’s television program that featured West Coast Jazz performances of the day.  You’ll also see photos of Frank Evans and his celebrated career in broadcasting.  Stay Tuned, or as Evans used to say when signing off his program, “Later.”

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