Al Evans

For almost 8 1/2 years was the host of "Saturday Night Jazz" on 89.1 FM KMHD in Portland, Oregon.

From: United States | Profile Views: 893

Contact Me

Besides jazz and blues, I also enjoy listening to classic rock (Eric Clapton, Elton John, James Taylor, others). Pastimes include photography, reading science fiction, writing both fiction and non-fiction, and, all too seldom, trout fishing.

In the real world, for the last 25+ years I have been a troubleshooter of customer problems, among other things, for the Portland office of a large nationwide business products wholesaler.

Since July of 2011, I have been writing a more-or-less weekly jazz CD review column which I publish on my blog at

The blog is called “Jazz For A Saturday Night”, and each CD that I write about is one that I either did play, or would have played, on Saturday Night Jazz.

I have no formal musical education; in my writing, I make no pretense at being an expert about the technical aspects of the music.

What I write about is the sound... Does the music sound good? Because when you get right down to it, a lot of music that is technically brilliant is, to the average listener, just a bunch of discordant, atonal crap.

Most people, including jazz lovers, want to listen to music that sounds GOOD to them. That is the kind of music I tried to play on “Saturday Night Jazz”, and it's what I write about now.

My Favorites

My Music

Sponsor: Nonesuch Records | BUY NOW

Enter it twice.
To the weekly jazz events calendar

Enter the numbers in the graphic
Enter the code in this picture

Reset password.

Log in

One moment, you will be redirected shortly.
Events On Demand!

Email Local Jazz Events

or search site with Google