Hometown: Kensington, CA
September 9, 2012
I became a jazz fan when I was 10 years old and heard the Dakota Staton rendition of the Late, Late Show. I listen to all genres but I am most familiar with the post-bop era. Itunes tells me that I have 31,000 mostly jazz titles (or 140 days of nonproductive time). I have (nearly) complete discographies of many jazz artists, including McLean, Miles Davis, Coltrane, Adderley, Dolphy, Getz, Tjader, Puente, Simone and more. I hosted a weekly 2 hour jazz program for Armed Forces Radio back in the Stone Age.
I've attended the PDX Jazz Festival for the four years I've been in Portland. I go to Jazz Alley in Seattle regularly and Jimmy Maks occasionally.
I played tenor sax and flute in high school. I haven't touched an instrument in several decades.
Hi, I'm Earl and I am a recovering jazz fanatic. I relocated to Portland from the Bay Area four years ago. I am semi-retired. I am very active, have several hobbies - including jazz and photography. I am a nice guy.
great group of music lovers.