[caption id="attachment_16685" align="alignleft" width="200"] Lynn Darroch reading at Write to Publish 2016[/caption]
Lynn Darroch has written extensively about jazz for The Oregonian, Jazz Times, and Willamette Week, and has contributed to the books The Guide to United States Popular Culture and Jumptown: The Golden Years of Portland Jazz, 1942–1957. His script for "The Incredible Journey of Jazz" is performed yearly in area schools, and his stories about jazz history—told to the accompaniment of live music—are collected in three albums: Jazz Stories: Heroes of the Americas (2006), Beyond the Border—Stories of the Latin World (2008), and Local Heroes/American Originals (2009). Currently, Darroch hosts the weekly jazz radio show "Bright Moments!" and edits and produces the monthly magazine Jazzscene. Having lived up and down the West Coast, he has called Portland, Oregon, home since 1979.