Wednesday, May 21, 2008
Confirmation: Weekly News and Notes
*The more I ponder Ed Fenner's passing, the more concerned I become for Kansas City's traditional jazz establishment. Fenner had been carrying a disproportionate amount of the workload on his back. Might this be the end of an era? Each of the comments to my previous post is thoughtful, but take special note of Carrie Brockman's bulletin that Jardine's is hosting a memorial jam this Sunday. And don't miss Present magazine's tribute to Fenner.
*Last week's Ink featured a cover story about Kansas City's jazz scene.
*Steve Penn joined Plastic Sax in bemoaning recent programming changes at KKFI.
*The full schedule for June's Rhythm & Ribs festival has been set.
*Bobby Watson is performing next month at the Glasgow International Jazz Festival.
*The New Yorker published a remarkable profile of Charlie Parker obsessive Phil Schaap.
*The Unthinking Lemming continues to step up.
(Original image by Plastic Sax.)