Wednesday, December 1, 2010
Confirmation: Weekly News & Notes
*A.G. Sulzberger of The New York Times chats with Rod Fleeman, Dave Stephens and Gerald Spaits about the indignities associated with performing Christmas music.
*KCJazzLark praises Alaturka. His photos, as usual, are outstanding.
*CBS aired a feature on the recently unearthed Savory collection. (Tip via KCJazzLark.)
*According to a source in this article, Clint Eastwood considered shooting Bird on location in Kansas City.
*Here's a review of Killer Strayhorn's latest album.
*Tweet o' the week: SwingSalsaTango: Tonight! Salsa is at the Grand Emporium on Main downtown KCMO. Its the Salsa Family Reunion everyone will be there!
*The Kansas City Jazz Calendar has been updated to include December's gigs. (Please let me know if your dates aren't listed.)
*From the American Jazz Museum: Acclaimed jazz pianist Joey Calderazzo will conduct a master class followed by a session entitled Jazz and the Modern Music Industry. Panelists will include Mr. Calderazzo, Bobby Watson, Director of Jazz Studies, UMKC & Gerald Dunn, Manager & Entertainment Director, the Blue Room. 11:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m. in the Blue Room. Session will be moderated by AJM Director of Education Dennis Winslett.
(Original image by Plastic Sax.)