Wednesday, December 26, 2007
Confirmation: Weekly News and Notes
*Dynamic Kansas City blues singer Annetta "Cotton Candy" Washington died yesterday.
*Kansas Citians and potential visitors to our city won't want to miss this official-looking documentary about the 18th & Vine district. Dennis Winslett serves as guide.
*Variety comments on the inception of the Metheny Foundation.
*Jon Bauer reports that the recent feature in JAM is just the beginning of a local media blitz to promote the January 20 memorial gig for Gregory Hickman-Williams at Jardine's.
*The curator of another jazz site is attempting to stimulate some conversation at his forum by asserting that St. Louis is a better jazz town than Kansas City. Any takers?
*Oscar Peterson died Sunday.
(I took this picture of Cotton Candy and Eugene Smiley at the American Jazz Museum's street party on September 15.)