Author, broadcaster, journalist and spoken word artist Lynn Darroch’s work is available here.

  • Listen to audio version of musical stories here – https://soundcloud.com/ynnarroch
    • Collaborators include Alfredo Muro, Tom Grant, George Colligan, Dan Balmer, George Mitchell, John Stowell, Jasnam Daya Singh, Jonathan Swanson, Dave Captein, Randy Porter, Mike Horsfall, and others
  • Watch videos of musical stories here – https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCkcjA1SxZNGAPOHVNUACSNQ
  • Order a copy of Darroch’s 2016 book from Portland State University’s Ooligan Press, “Rhythm in the Rain – Jazz in the Pacific Northwest,” here – https://www.ooliganpress.com
  • Listen to Darroch’s radio show, Bright Moments, every Tuesday, 7-9:00 pm, on KMHD 89.1 FM, or stream it here – https://kmhd.org/

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.”
Dmitri Matheny
Jazz flugelhornist, composer, educator, recording artist

  • 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.
    “One of the world’s great radio voices.”NEA Jazz Master Todd Barkan, owner Keystone Korner.Every Sunday, 1-3 pm, on Bright Moments!
  • Audio stories on sound cloud

KMHD 89.1 FM (streaming @ kmhd.org). Recorded music plus interviews with musicians performing live in the studio and joining Lynn for musical stories.

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Philip Nails (LD head shot)
Brandy Kayzakian-Rowe (RP, DE and LD)
Douglas Yarrow (Jazz Stories at Woodstock Library)
Pam Jones (Beyond the Border)