As of February 8, Rhythm in the Rain: Jazz in the Pacific Northwest will be released to all the reading world. We at Ooligan and especially the whole Rhythm in the Rain team are extremely excited to share this beautifully crafted book with readers, jazz lovers, history buffs, and all Pacific Northwesterners. It has been quite a ride working alongside author Lynn Darroch to put together a finished product that is informative and educational, while at the same time poetically written and beautiful to look through.
To celebrate the release of this long-anticipated title, there are a few events that people should be aware of. First, we would love for everyone to join us in officially launching Rhythm in the Rain on Wednesday, February 24 at Classic Piano. This launch will be in accordance with the Portland Jazz Festival, which is taking place all throughout the city on February 18–28. If you can’t make the launch party at Classic Piano, you will also have an opportunity to purchase a copy of the book and perhaps even meet Lynn and get him to sign it for you outside the Newmark and Winningstad concert halls on February 18–21 and 26–28. Last but not least, Lynn will be doing a reading from his new book, accompanied with a live musical performance on Saturday, March 2 at Powell’s City of Books downtown. Lynn and all of us at Ooligan Press hope to see many of you during these events so we can meet and thank you all for your support in person.
In other news, non-related to the release of Rhythm in the Rain, Ooligan Press is also pleased to announce that we will soon begin the process of re-releasing a twentieth anniversary edition of one of our most successful and critically acclaimed titles, Ricochet River by Robin Cody. This book has long been one of the paramount titles of Pacific Northwest literature, and we are extremely excited to share it with a whole new generation of readers. Look forward to more information involving this exciting reissue in the near future.