Alan Tarpinian
The Emerald City Jazz Kings 2002-03
Thou Swell!
Alan Tarpinian
  • Biography
  • Shedd Appearances

Alan Tarpinian graduated from New England Conservatory in 1976 and moved to Germany for five years, where he taught at the Neubieberger Volkshochschule in Munich, recorded and performed all over Europe with various jazz artists. In 1982 Tarpinian moved to Eugene and has since performed in the Northwest with internationally renowned artists such as Mal Waldron, Herb Ellis, Charlie Rouse, Eddie Harris, Clark Terry, Mason Williams and the Smothers Brothers. He was the drummer for the Eugene Jazz Orchestra and currently plays with Caliente, a popular 13 piece Latin-Salsa group, in addition to private teaching. Tarpinian also appears regularly as a guest artist with the Eugene Symphony, the Western Oregon State College Jazz Orchestra and Oregon Festival of American Music.

Feb 21-Mar 13JK 1996-97Sweet & Hot
Apr 15-18JK 1996-97Sweeter & Hotter
Aug 14-15JK 1996-97Dear Old Southland
Jan 30-31JK 1997-98Forty Second Street
Apr 24-30JK 1997-98Doin' The Raccoon
Oct 15-16JK 1998-99Fascinating Rhythm
Jan 28-30JK 1998-99Star Dust Memories
May 6-13JK 1998-99Rockin' In Rhythm
Oct 14-22JK 1999-00Wrappin' It Up in '34
Jan 27-Feb 4JK 1999-00Blues in the Night
Apr 28-May 13JK 1999-00The Latin Tinge
Oct 6-15JK 2000-01Bixology
Jan 26-Feb 4JK 2000-01The New Yorkers
May 4-13JK 2000-01Puttin' on the Ritz
Aug 2OFAM 2001On the 20th CenturySilva
Aug 3OFAM 2001No. 29Soreng
Aug 4OFAM 2001Loco-Locomotion
Oct 20-28JK 2001-02Swingin' the Blues
Feb 8-24JK 2001-02We're In the Money
May 9-19JK 2001-02Hit That Jive, Jack
Aug 3OFAM 2002The Unknown GershwinJaqua
Aug 8OFAM 2002Gershwin As Smooth JazzJaqua
Aug 9OFAM 2002If Bix Played GershwinJaqua
Aug 10OFAM 2002Rhapsody In Blue
Oct 1-19JK 2002-03Thou Swell!
Feb 14-21JK 2002-03The Fabulous Dorseys
May 1-10JK 2002-03The Joint Is Jumpin'!
Oct 16-25JK 2003-04It's The Girls!
Feb 6-15JK 2003-04Sentimental Journey
May 7-16JK 2003-04Hooray for Hollywood!
Aug 6OFAM 2004Instrumental GoldJaqua
Aug 11OFAM 2004Purple People EaterJaqua
Oct 21-24JK 2004-05A String of Pearls
Feb 10-19JK 2004-05Come On And Hear!
May 14-22JK 2004-05Cocktails For Two
Alan Tarpinian appears in these The Jazz Kings 2002-03 events:
Friday Oct 11
7:30 pThou Swell!
Saturday Oct 12
7:30 pThou Swell!
Friday Oct 18
7:30 pThou Swell!
Saturday Oct 19
7:30 pThou Swell!
Friday Feb 14
7:30 pThe Fabulous Dorseys
Saturday Feb 15
7:30 pThe Fabulous Dorseys
Thursday Feb 20
7:30 pThe Fabulous Dorseys
Friday Feb 21
7:30 pThe Fabulous Dorseys
Thursday May 1
7:30 pThe Joint Is Jumpin'!
Sunday May 4
2:30 pThe Joint Is Jumpin'!
Friday May 9
7:30 pThe Joint Is Jumpin'!
Saturday May 10
7:30 pThe Joint Is Jumpin'!