Spoken-word artist Lynn Darroch will perform his new Jazz Stories repertoire, including The Legend of Jim Pepper, at several Portland library locations in early 2009.
Titled “Lynn Darroch's Jazz Stories '09 – Local Heroes and Other American Originals”, these performances will feature Randy Porter on piano and David Evans on tenor sax.
The one-hour shows are free, all-ages and open to the public.
Mr. Darroch’s new jazz stories include:
The Legend of Jim Pepper:
the life of Betty Carter and the death of Chet Baker;
how Glen Moore met William Faulkner's widow and Warren Bracken found peace in Portland;
lessons from George Page and Clare Fischer about standing up and losing; and,
One Woman Confronts the Crows of Autumn.
January 11, 2009 — 2:00 p.m.
Woodstock Library (6008 S.E. 49th Ave.)
January 18, 2009 — 2:00 p.m.
Sellwood-Moreland Library (7860 S.E. 13th Ave.)
January 25, 2009 — 2:00 p.m.
St. Johns Library (7510 N. Charleston Ave.)
February 11, 2009 — 6:30 p.m.
Northwest Library (2300 N.W. Thurman St.)
Link to the website: Lynn Darroch, “Where the stories are always musical:”
Sean Cruz writes Jim Pepper House, here: