Writer, Broadcaster, Performer
Lynn Darroch’s musical stories — in video and audio formats —
Musical colleagues include: Randy Porter, Tom Grant, Clay Giberson, John Stowell, Alfredo Muro, Louis Pain, Jonathan Swanson, Pere Soto, David Evans, John Nastos, Rob Davis, Dave Captein, Mike Horsfall, Weber Iago. and Brian Healy.
Rhythm in the Rain – Jazz in the Pacific Northwest
By Lynn Darroch Ooligan Press 2016
It must be something in the water — or maybe it’s just all the water everywhere around here that makes jazz from the Pacific Northwest as distinct as its landscape and culture. Rhythm in the Rain – Jazz in the Pacific Northwest shows how the music of the region reflects the values of the musicians who have chosen to live here, far from centers of influence and power — a cooperative scene where musicianship and independence are prized, young players are nurtured, and nice guys often finish first.
“Rhythm In The Rain is a compelling must-read for anyone interested in the cultural history of the Pacific Northwest. Lynn Darroch brilliantly captures the creative, can-do spirit of Cascadia, chronicles several generations of the region’s leading musicians, and explores the secret of why so many of us—mystics, misfits and vagabonds—choose to live and work here.”
Jazz flugelhornist, composer, educator, recording artist
- One of three new stories recorded with guitarist Alfredo Muro Fall 2014.
- New audio stories with Tom Grant, Alfredo Muro and Jonathan Swanson on Soundcloud!
Darroch’s work is drawn from experience: music journalism for magazines and newspapers (The Oregonian and Jazz Times), cultural history (The Encyclopedia of United States Popular Culture and the Afterword to Jumptown: the Golden Years of Portland Jazz), college teaching and radio broadcasting.
On the Radio!
Every Friday, 1-4 pm, Bright Moments! on
KMHD 89.1 FM (streaming @ kmhd.org). Recorded music plus interviews with musicians performing live in the studio and joining Lynn for musical stories.
Philip Nails (LD head shot)
Brandy Kayzakian-Rowe (RP, DE and LD – b&w)
Douglas Yarrow (Jazz Stories at Woodstock Library)
Pam Jones (Beyond the Border)