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Lynn Darroch

I’ve been writing about jazz and other music in Portland area and nationally-circulated magazines and newspapers since 1979, including Jazz Times and Willamette Week. Currently, I edit the monthly magazine Jazzscene, host a weekly radio show on jazz station KMHD-89.1 FM, and contribute arts-related pieces regularly to The Oregonian. Along the way, I’ve written chapters on music figures for The Encyclopedia of United States Popular Culture and covered the history of jazz in Portland, 1965-present, in the Afterword to Jumptown: the Golden Years of Portland Jazz as well as The Oregon encyclopedia. I edited the book Between Fire and Love: Contemporary Peruvian Writing, and I’ve covered a variety of World Music, including Cuban, Peruvian and other Latin styles. I taught full-time in the English department at Mt. Hood Community College for 18 years, published a little short fiction, and recently led a six-part film discussion series, “Looking at Jazz,” at the North Portland Library.