*I "Cherish" the EPK for Pat Metheny's forthcoming album.
*Steve Penn reports on an "ambassador" program at 18th and Vine and provides news from Alaadeen Enterprises.
*KCJazzLark shares stunning photos of a 2000 performance featuring Claude "Fiddler" Williams and Bobby Watson.
*Listen to "Grandfather's Gun," the first single from Jacob Fred Jazz Odyssey's forthcoming album and its first with bassist Jeff Harshbarger, here.
*Sonie Joi Thompson-Ruffin mentions Joplin's connection to jazz in an editorial about the tornado-ravaged town.
*Road trip alert- St. Louis Jazz Notes reports that Robert Glasper is among Jazz St. Louis' new show announcements.
*The Black House Improvisors' Collective takes the "A" Train.
*Tweet o' the Week: KCJazzConnxn: First show of the summer! New time slot is 8-10 pm every Tue. only on KJHK 90.7 FM or listen online at www.kjhk.org and on iTunes
*From Jim Mair: The 10th annual Kansas City Jazz Camp finale concert is Friday, June 10, from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. at 12th Street Rag at the downtown Marriott. Fifty students will perform.
*From Beau Bledsoe: The Brad Cox, Scotty McBee, Bill McKemy, Hermon Mehari, Matt Otto, Rich Wheeler Sextet will perform a free concert Friday, June 10, 7 p.m., at the Kansas City Museum. And the People's Liberation Big Band's performance on Sunday, June 12, 8 p.m., at the Record Bar will be a "Joplin Disaster Relief Benefit."
(Original image by Plastic Sax.)