Exploring Jazz in Eugene, Oregon

Jazz Flute Project plays swinging jazz standards, soulful ballads, and bossa nova.

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Jazz Flute Project

Jazz Flute in Eugene

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Frank brought the Jazz Flute Project to Eugene in the Spring of 2015. The concept is to have a jazz quartet featuring the flute, with piano or guitar, bass, and drums. The group can also perform as a trio or a duo with various combinations of instruments.

Frank started the project in Seattle in 2012, with Kurt, Barry, and Rogene (pictured below). They made some demos and played a few gigs in Seattle.

In September 2014, Frank moved to Eugene, Oregon. Just before he left, he recorded some more demos with Greg Bumpus on piano, Greg Domingo on acoustic bass, and Bob Chester on drums.

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Jerry Gleason (guitar) – Terry Takahashi (bass) – Frank Poloney (flute) – Don Elkington (drums)

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Jerry Gleason

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Gerry Rempel (guitar) – Jerry Gleason (bass)

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Kevin Ronkko

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Luis Chicas-Cruz

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Don Elkington

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Terry Takahashi

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Alvin Johnson (drums) – Terry Takahashi (bass)

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Alex Parthemer (piano) – Frank Poloney (flute)

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Dudley Kendall (keyboards), Terry Takahashi (bass)

The Original Seattle Quartet

Frank Poloney Flute
Frank Poloney – Flutekurt
Kurt Loewen – Guitar
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Barry Bremer – Bassrogene-2
Rogene Eichler-West – Drums