Evette Dorham
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  • United States
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Tell us a little about your background...
When I'm asked "tell me a little about yourself" what comes to mind first is the short answer "I was born into jazz". I am a proud daughter of a jazz pioneer, trailblazer, composer, arranger, sometime vocalist, sometimes referred to as the "uncrowned prince" of his genre and a man of musicial passion, Kenny Dorham.

A supporter of his fellow Texans and jazz musicians, a brother to Max, Cecil and Randy, encourager to Joe, a visionary along side Horace, a friend to Jimmy, Milt, Monk, Dinah, Cannonball, Nat and so many, many more.

My dad made Brooklyn, N.Y. his home a short time after arriving in the city and becoming involved in his community. Starting out in in big bands he moved up to sideman and then band leader with hundreds of compositions, arrangements, movie appearances and vocal recordings.

With many credits under his muscial belt his light shown even brighter when he was selected to replace Miles Davis in Charlie Parker's band, and I often wondered if that's what dad and Miles talked about the last time I remember Miles visiting our Brooklyn home.

While I continue to write my book about dad, I'll add snippets about his musicial milestones and travels, the artists and and people he worked with and some of the backstory shared with me by musicans who were there and the fans who I am still meeting after many decades most everywhere I go.

As dad traveled the world performing I made it my job to always know where he was in the world by bringing a map to my dad and have him point out where he visited and where he was going next. I'd mark the days off on the calendar before going to sleep as a way to stay connected and keep track of when he'd return home. This was my foundation for learning about the world, other cultures and my love of travel. Add in family trips and visits around the country at an early age I even have my original airline ticket on American Airlines from Idlewild Airport (now JFK) to Oakland, California where some of dad's family lived.

Transforming my love of travel and desire to see what's around the next corner, 35+ years of personal travel & 10+ years agency experience I'm an industry certified agent and consultant, running a full service travel business with multiple specialties including custom, group & event travel and can assist your to plan your travel where your passions and your interests can be best enjoyed.

With the advent of jazz finding new places to call home on cruise ships and growth of international festivals I can now bring my expertise and passion together. I've posted some of the most recent pictures from my jazz cruises and festival travel. In 2007 I attended or organized travel for or escorted clients to - Atlanta Jazz Festival, Atlanta, GA, North Sea Jazz Cruise and North Sea Jazz Festival in Rotterdam, Charlie Parker Jazz Festival, Harlem, NY and The Jazz Cruise's caribbean sailing.

2008 will find my clients on The Smooth Jazz Cruise, Capetown Jazz Festival, CBJC - Central Brooklyn Jazz Consortium's 9th Annual Festival, North Sea Jazz Festival and the first Playboy Jazz Cruise which is generating tremendous buzz.

I hope you will consider traveling to many of these exciting events and destinations or a destination you're thinking about. Your fellow travelers and music lover's are waiting to meet you and share common experiences as we each contribute in our own way to support and grow jazz and remain active citizen's of the world. My webpage is www. travelcounsellors.com/evette.dorham. To ensure the best service I work directly with clients.
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Here's a 1948 photo of Mom and Dad at the Royal Roost. On the far right next to Max Roach, on the far left my godfather Milt Jackson, Al Haig, and Charlie Parker when dad debuted with Charlie Parker's band at C.P.'s invitation. My mom will celebrate her 85th birthday in 2008!

Can you identify who the other people are in this photograph. This picture was sent by Mr. Edgardo Falero.

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Monterey Jazz 2008 Package

Posted on June 7, 2008 at 3:30pm 0 Comments

I've had several inquiry's about accommodations for the Monterey Jazz Festival 2008, Monterey, CA. I've decided to put together arrangments for The Jazz Network Family that will include 2-3 nights accommodations between September 19 - 22 at a close-in property, R/T ground transportation to the fairgrounds each festival day, R/T ground transportation from the San Francisco Airport to the hotel by request on arrival & departure. It will not include festival tickets this year. If you're… Continue

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At 3:56pm on August 31, 2009, Evette Dorham said…
Thank you to everyone who sent wishes for what would have been Kenny Dorham's 85th Birthday on Sunday, August 30th. Thank you as well for my birthday well wishes and calls also on August 30th.

Special thanks to all the radio personalities and jazz stations who honored Kenny Dorham's music across the world, including WCLK Atlanta, KCSM California, WBGO NJ/NY, and stations in D.C., Florida, Texas, Denmark, London, etc.

Peace in jazz,
At 3:30pm on March 15, 2009, Edgardo Falero said…
Hi Evette!!! EverYthing Ok Here. Please visit the place of our Quartet in
I'll be in New York from 11 to 25 april.At first at Pennsylvania Hotel. Later in the house of a friend in N Jersey.
Best wishes for you and your mom.
Edgardo Falero from Uruguay.
At 8:13am on February 19, 2009, Jasmine said…
Thank You Evette for remembering !!! I hung out with Riva last week and we discussed doing another tribute show - also ran it by Maria - we'll see what happens!!! All my love - take care !!
At 8:39pm on February 16, 2009, Noelle said…
Hugs Ms Evette! Praying all will be well with your mom!:) Keep the faith & take care buddy! Peace...Noelle:)
At 9:51am on January 6, 2009, Jasmine said…
Hello Evette - Happy New Year !!!! Good to hear from you - everything is great and the tour is going great also - I made a mistake about the date for the Hilton - it is the 17th ! Hope you can make it !
At 7:54am on January 6, 2009, Craig Chapman said…
Hi Evette,

Thanks for stopping by my page. Please add me as a friend, so we can chat via TJN e-mail. In the meantime, I can be reached at: cc@rhythmflow.net

Have a fantastic day.... Craig
At 2:47am on January 6, 2009, Grace Black said…
I would love the chance to perform on a jazz cruise.
At 10:06pm on January 4, 2009, Gabriel Alegria Afro-Peruvian Sextet said…
Hi evette!

Although we won't be in Atlanta the tour schedule is up on MySpace: http://www.myspace.com/gabrielalegria

Would love to meet you.

For Tour Peru the info is here:

We would love it if you want to set up a group to participate. We should discuss how to build a commission in for you to do just that. Let me know if you are interested and we can talk by phone.

At 9:06am on December 26, 2008, Gabriel Alegria Afro-Peruvian Sextet said…
Dear Evette,

Tour Peru is in the books for 2009- July 31-Aug 9. Last year was a terrific success. Check out one participant blog here:


Let us know if you'd like to put a group together. We have two early sign ups and room for 32 more. We are also considering adding a Christmas tour to Peru.

Also, where are you located? The band has an extended tour of the US coming up in January and February.

Hope to hear from you soon.


Gabriel Alegria Afro-Peruvian Sextet
At 1:53am on December 22, 2008, JazzMaster said…
Sorry for taking so long to respond but been very busy. My full time jobs in working with the troops here in Turkey. Hit me via email and we can talk.



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