Moved to Portland!

In January 2020 I moved to Portland, where I was meeting some great musicians when Covid-19 came. I am hoping to restart the band in the future. Check out this site for information and demos from Portland, Eugene, and Seattle.

—Frank Poloney
Jazz Flute Project

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

Jazz Flute Project features the flute and a revolving cast of rhythm section players, usually a quartet or a trio.

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

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

A move to Portland, Oregon in 2020 coincided with the Covid pandemic, which made it unfeasible to start up the band in Portland. In lieu of a recording session with live musicians, I made a collection of studio recordings accompanied by pre-recorded backing tracks: The Covid Blues.

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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)
Dudley Kendal (keyboards) and Terry Takahashi (bass)

The Original Seattle Quartet

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Frank Poloney – Flute

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Kurt Loewen – Guitar

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Barry Bremer – Bass

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Rogene Eichler-West – Drums

For more information on my musical background, including information on the many bands that I have played in and some recordings, see My Back Pages.