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Alan Jones

Drummer Alan Jones is a staple of the Portland jazz community and founder of the Alan Jones Academy of Music. In his younger days, Jones played and lived with Jim Pepper, a free-spirited saxophonist and composer. Jones, having a very different personality than Pepper, tells two different mini-stories: a time when Pepper didn’t like the music playing in a club and makes it known to all in the club, and another where the band almost didn’t get paid. Click the audio below to hear this delightful story.

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