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.)