Harrison, Lance Easton

HARRISON, Lance Easton, musician (b 23 June 1920, Vancouver; d 26 Nov 2000, Vancouver). The father of traditional and Dixieland JAZZ in VANCOUVER, he began playing saxophone professionally when he was in his teens. A self-taught musician, he was inspired by the clarinet playing of Benny Goodman and picked up the clarinet before focussing on the sax. He began playing locally in the 1930s with Trevor Page's Big Band. He then played briefly with the Dal RICHARDS Orchestra before a 5-year stint in...

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