Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Confirmation: Weekly News & Notes

*KCJazzLark announced that he's been hired as Orchestra Manager of the Kansas City Jazz Orchestra. In a subsequent post, he appreciates the People's Liberation Big Band.

*Miguel DeLeon was interviewed by Susan B. Wilson of KCUR.

*KC Metropolis offers a review of Sachal Vasandani's concert at the Folly Theater.

*Chris Burnett lists his top albums of 2010.

*Tony's Kansas City recommends Dave Stephens' Christmas album.

*Fundraising efforts for next year's Prairie Village Jazz Festival have begun.

*Streetside Records in Westport is closing in January.

*James Moody died December 9. The saxophonist's 2003 performance at the Folly Theater was his last in Kansas City. (I think.)

*Tweet o' the Week: JazzWinterlude: Welcome to Johnson County Community College's Jazz Winterlude Twitter feed. We'll be sharing fun facts about the musicians playing there.

*From Jeff Davis: Sir Threadius Mongus returns to Jardine's for 1-01-11, featuring a new lineup for the new year, Jeff Davis, Matt Otto, Andrew McGhie, Steve Lambert, Russell Thorpe, Bryan Hicks and Pat Adams... Andrew McGhie Quintet featuring Harold O'Neal, Hermon Mehari, Dominque Sanders and Ryan Lee start the night off at 7:30 p.m.

(Original image by Plastic Sax.)


Anonymous said...

The Folly concert had 400 people.

The KCJO the same night had about 1000 people.

The Christmas concert at Community Christian church had about 1000.
I've seen more teenagers and younger kids at these concerts too.

Concert jazz is alive and well in Kansas City I would say.

Happy In Bag said...

The Black House Improvisors' Collective concert at 1100 Main that same night (12/10) drew about 100 people. So by our count, that's an audience of 1,500 between three jazz shows last Friday.

Anonymous said...

It would be interested to see how Jardines and the Blue Room did.

What can we surmise by those numbers?