Wednesday, April 8, 2009
Confirmation: Weekly News & Notes
*Steve Penn takes note of an exhibit at The Smithsonian featuring Claude "Fiddler" Williams. The museum's site doesn't offer much detail.
*While I sincerely hope that community radio station KKFI survives, its struggles don't represent a major crisis for Kansas City. While I don't endorse his tone or choice of words, I generally agree with the sentiment expressed here by Tony's Kansas City.
*Steve Coleman compliments Brandon Draper and The Blue Room in a comment to my review of his show.
*Here's a brief video about The American Jazz Museum. I'm told it's a high school student's project. And here is a new official promotional video.
*Linda Richter Brady of Kanas City Youth Jazz suggests that The Star feature "young local musicians" instead of pop icon Britney Spears.
*There's no Kansas City content in this intriguing essay about the "death of jazz," but it's a very compelling piece.
(Original image by Plastic Sax.)