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Tribute To Don Lanphere
November 28, 2020 @ 8:00 pm10:00 pm
Jazz Clubs NW is pleased to celebrate the life of Pacific NW jazz great and Wenatchee native Don Lanphere this Thanksgiving weekend. Don made his way from the rural Central Washington farmlands to NYC and was in Woody Herman’s Four Brothers sax section as a young man. Don eventually moved back to Washington state and later in life after time away from music became a born-again Christian and found a renewed energy for the music he loved so much. Don’s legacy as a man of faith, musical mentor, and wonderful human being has had lasting impact on the Seattle jazz scene and beyond. This group, assembled by Boxley’s regular Reuel Lubag (piano), includes Mark Taylor – Tenor Sax paying homage to Don as one of his former pupils. Helping celebrate are some of the celebrated musicians who worked with Don over the years, Jonathan Pugh – Cornet, Jeff Hay – Trombone, Chuck Deardorf – Bass, and Origin Arts recording label founder John Bishop – Drums. Make sure to mark this special event and tribute to a true Northwest Jazz treasure!