Wednesday, August 20, 2008
Confirmation: Weekly News & Notes
*Joe Klopus provides a great piece about New Jazz Order's weekly gig at Harling's. An accompanying video is very worthwhile.
*Miles Bonny is big in France. This interview is proof.
*Karrin Allyson is profiled here.
*I had a good time Sunday at the Pitch's annual music awards. Ida McBeth won in the "Soul/Blues" category. Mark Sutherland's Snuff Jazz took the best "Jazz" award, beating out presumptive favorite Megan Birdsall.
*Here's a video clip of Mark Pender performing last week at Kansas City's Bice Lounge. The footage was shot by Sue Vicory, subject of the previous Plastic Sax post. TV critic Aaron Barnhard chronicles the night.
*Lee Young, brother of Lester and sometime drummer for Count Basie and Charlie Parker, died July 31.
(Original image captured at KCI by Plastic Sax.)