Wednesday, July 25, 2007
Confirmation: Weekly News and Notes
*Pearl Thuston-Brown celebrates her 80th birthday at Knuckleheads tonight. The Kansas City Blues Society has a brief biography of Thurston on this page. (The photograph of Thuston-Brown and Myra Taylor was cribbed from NPR.)
*Pollstar lists a February 8, 2008, date at the Folly Theater by Wynton Marsalis and the Lincoln Center Orchestra. You can prep for the concert by downloading a 2001 recording at no charge from Marsalis' site here. I did- it's top-notch Marsalis. (I first spotted this information at the St. Louis Jazz Notes blog.)
*This weekend's Dogstock Festival in Melvern, Kansas, features a number of interesting jam band-friendly jazz artists, including the Jacob Fred Jazz Odyssey and the Ruskin Quartet,
*It looks like Ahmad Alaadeen has assumed ownership of the planning of this year's function at Charlie Parker's grave site. His press release is here.
*I love the title Dan of Gone Mild gave a post about his experience seeing Will Matthews at the Blue Room and a visit to a public golf course. He called it Subsidized Saturday.
*Parole for a man convicted of the 1980 murder of Kansas City jazz musician Stephen Harvey was denied. The Star's story is here. (Tip via Bill O.)