Beach, Ed.

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Beach was born in Winnipeg, Canada, and moved to Portland, Oregon, as a child. He became interested in jazz music as a teenager. He later performed as a pianist with the Gus Arnheim Big Band, and formed a jazz trio which appeared in Portland, St. Louis and Chicago. After attending college in Portland, Beach earned course credits towards a graduate degree in theater at Cornell University. He then spent five years in New York City working as an actor in off-Broadway productions, touring companies, television and summer stock theater. In 1957, Beach began working at radio station WNYC in New York. He took a position in 1961 with WRVR, a not-for-profit station operated by New York City's Riverside Church. It was there that he developed the much-praised format of the "Just Jazz" broadcast, which featured a single artist on each show. Beach became well-known for his extensive knowledge of jazz music and musicians.

From the description of Edward Beach collection, 1940-1975 (bulk 1950-1975). (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 69222320

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associatedWith Basie, Count, 1904-1984 person
associatedWith Beiderbecke, Bix, 1903-1931 person
associatedWith Britten, Benjamin, 1913-1976 person
associatedWith Carter, Benny person
associatedWith Coltrane, John, 1926-1967 person
associatedWith Davis, Miles person
associatedWith Delius, Frederick, 1862-1934 person
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associatedWith Evans, Bill, 1929-1980 person
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associatedWith Hodges, Johnny person
associatedWith Holiday, Billie, 1915-1959 person
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associatedWith Martinů, Bohuslav, 1890-1959 person
associatedWith Milhaud, Darius, 1892-1974 person
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associatedWith Monk, Thelonious person
associatedWith Nijinsky, Waslaw, 1890-1950 person
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associatedWith Smith, Bessie, 1894-1937 person
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associatedWith Teagarden, Jack, 1905-1964 person
associatedWith Vaughan Williams, Ralph, 1872-1958 person
associatedWith Young, Lester, 1909-1959 person
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Jazz musicians--Portraits
Composers--Portraits
Musicians--Portraits
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Active 1975

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