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date: 05 July 2020

Harrison, Lance (Easton )locked

  • Jack Litchfield

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(Easton )

(b Vancouver, Canada, June 23, 1920; d Langley BC, Nov 26, 2000). Canadian tenor saxophonist, clarinetist, singer, banjoist, and bandleader. After playing banjo and guitar as a youth he took up the saxophone. In the 1930s he played in several dance bands in Vancouver, and he continued to perform while in the Canadian Air Force during World War II. He was a member of various theater and dance bands in Vancouver over the next 20 years but at the same time was active as a bandleader and arranger: his dixieland band, formed in 1950 and still active in the 1990s, recorded (1959–73) and performed in Vancouver and played regularly on radio and television; on the CBC television program “Some of those Days” (1961–6) he led an orchestra that re-created in an authentic way the “hot” dance music of the 1920s and 1930s. In the 1990s he continued to lead his dixieland band in Vancouver clubs and appeared at many traditional-jazz parties....

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