Wednesday, April 2, 2008

Confirmation: Weekly News and Notes

*Present Magazine covered the recent concert by Bobby Watson, Mary Stallings and Karrin Allyson at the Gem Theater. Plastic Sax pal Corky Carrell captured several beautiful images. A review also ran in UMKC's University News.

*The American Jazz Museum will premiere Sons of a Hoofer, a documentary about the McFadden Brothers, at the Gem Theater on April 26.

*A customized message from Clark Terry greets visitors to the site of the KC Youth Jazz Orchestra. The legend performs with the group May 4.

*The life of William Hyland made for an amazing obituary. In addition to helping guide U.S. foreign policy, the Kansas City native wrote "three books about jazz, big bands and Broadway musicals."

*Lee Ingalls recalls the late Dennis Irwin's final appearance at the Blue Room.

*Doug Ramsey sings the praises of a forgotten Basie title at his site.

* JazzTimes reviews a recent Pat Metheny concert.

*Here's a press release Bobby Watson's record label submitted to All About Jazz.

(Original image by Plastic Sax.)

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