Friday, December 26, 2008

Confirmation: Weekly News & Notes

*James Zollar, a trumpeter scheduled to perform tonight (December 26) with Bobby Watson at the Blue Room, is the subject of Joe Klopus' weekly column. Klopus spoke to Brad Cox last week.

*The geek wizard behind Plastic Sax was a guest on KCUR's Up To Date December 19. I was delighted to discover that host Steve Kraske is an enthusiastic reader of Plastic Sax.

*Incidentally, San Diego jazz musician Craig Pilo was featured at Plastic Sax's sister site, There Stands the Glass, the day of the KCUR broadcast. Why? He voluntarily reached out to me and sent me his latest album. I'll remind Kansas City musicians that they're welcome to follow Pilo's lead.

*Jason Harper recounts a performance by the People's Liberation Big Band.

*A "Sunday Night Concert Series" featuring national artists commences at Jardine's in January. Check the Plastic Sax jazz calendar for listings.

*A blogger reviews the menu at Jardine's.

*Joel Francis previewed the Mongol Beach Party reunion.

*Steve Penn notes a jazz-related tale of courage.

(Original image of western Kansas by Plastic Sax.)

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