Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Confirmation: Weekly News & Notes

*Norman Brown and Big Bad Voodoo Daddy are among the acts scheduled to perform at this year's Jazz In the Woods festival.

*The Kansas City Jazz Summit will be held at Kansas City Kansas Community College and Unity on the Plaza at the end of April.

*Steve Paul reviewed Benny Golson's performance at the Blue Room. So did Elgin Smith.

*Before Joe Lovano's concert Saturday, a representative of the Folly Theater announced that the following acts have been booked for the venue's 2011-12 jazz series: Nnenna Freelon, John Pizzarelli, the Vanguard Jazz Orchestra and the Yellowjackets.

*Chuck Berg raves about Kim Park.

*Doug Ramsey provides a troubling report on ailing Basie band alumnus Frank Foster.

*Another lesson in Kansas City jazz history is offered by KCJazzLark.

*Lawrence's Blueprint Jazz is featured in the University Daily Kansan.

*The new album by Clint Ashlock's New Jazz Order is now available at iTunes.

*Here's a nice new video feature about Pat Metheny's Orchestrion project.

*Performances by Snuff Jazz and the Jacob Fred Jazz Odyssey were reviewed by The Star.

*An animated discussion about the merits of KKFI follow a letter from radio station personality Barry Jackson.

*Steve Penn provides an update on the health of Ray Reed.

*Tweet o' the Week: americanjazzkc: Taxes are never fun, but it's only through the E-tax that the AJM is able to stay open and provide the exhibitions and programming we do.

*Don't forget about the Kansas City Jazz Calendar.

(Original image by Plastic Sax.)


Rick in PV said...

I've been thinking the Folly should bring in Mose Allison. I saw him many years ago at the old Signboard Bar in Crown Center, and would love to see him again. He's still touring -- well, playing some gigs -- at age 82!

Happy In Bag said...

Good idea, Rick. Didn't Allison play a short-lived jazz club on Southwest Boulevard about ten years ago? I believe it was called The Tuba and later the Boulevard Beat. More recently, it was Lulu's Noodles. (I think that's the same space.)

Rick in PV said...

I thought after my initial post: Maybe I saw him once at the Folly, too! I just love Mose, and he recently made a new album with Joe Henry.

Happy In Bag said...

Wouldn't it be great if the Folly posted a list of every performance- jazz, classical, pop or otherwise- that's played at the theater since it reopened?

Beau Bledsoe said...

awesome photo Bill.

Happy In Bag said...

Thanks, Beau! That's scenic Swift Avenue.