Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Confirmation: Weekly News & Notes

*The American Jazz Museum has announced its 2011-12 Jammin' at the Gem season. It's good. (Look for a thorough examination in this space soon.)

*The 2011-12 season of the Topeka Jazz Workshop includes Kenny Barron and Sara Gazarek.

*Hard feelings and ill will are aired out in a fascinating update on the Prairie Village Jazz Festival.

*Hearne Christopher reports that the 12th Street Jump radio show will move from the downtown Marriott to Jardine's.

*Ernie Andrews' recent appearance at The Blue Room is documented by KCJazzLark. It's another amazing post by the jazz blogger.

*Pat Metheny is featured in an intriguing episode of Echoes.

*"I was overjoyed and impressed by River Cow Orchestra's performance," Nihan Yesil raves at KC Metropolis. "It was one of the best spontaneous musical creations I experienced."

*A show preview New York Times calls Logan Richardson's sound "intricate but untroubled."

*Peter Hum calls Steve Cardenas' most recent album "earthy, funky and sophisticated all at once." Read the full review here.

*A critic in Seattle raves about Karrin Allyson.

*Via the Drum Room's Facebook page: Join us on Friday night for our grand reopening after an expansive renovation providing more dining space, elevated live performance stage, new decor, lighting and much more. Unfortunately, I can't determine exactly who's playing in the revamped space. (Tip via Chris Burnett.)

*The Star offers a nice feature about an initiative for "youth community instrumental programs."

*Gene McDaniels has died. He was born in Kansas City in 1935.

*The contentious comments following Monday's post is worth a look.

*The Kansas City Jazz Calendar has been updated for August.

*Consumer tip: Today's KC-area Groupon is a 52% discount on a ticket to the George Duke, Marcus Miller, and David Sanborn concert at the Uptown Theater on August 8.

*Tweet o' the Week: bandcalledmouth: Yo! We just thought we would share a SAMPLE of the video we're working on with Fenton Design Studio.

*From a press release: Every 3rd Sunday of the month, Hidden In Christ Ministries… celebrates the Sabbath with a Gospel Jazz Buffet. The event, which is open to the public, is held in the Trade Winds Restaurant at the Holiday Inn, 9103 E. 39th Street, Kansas City, Missouri 64133. The hotel is located near Interstate 70 and Interstate 435 across the street from the Truman Sports Complex. The cost for food, fun and music is $15 for adults and $10 for children.

*From Black House Improvisors' Collective: The Black House Improvisors' collective will be concluding its second year and eighth new music workshop with its most ambitious performance to date. With the help of fellow Charlotte Street resident, Christina Dostaler, Black House is taking over the La Esquina art space on Friday, August 19. The show will begin at 7:00 p.m. and admission is free. In continuing with its mission to promote new Kansas City music, Black House will be featuring three of this workshop's participants' own groups. (Hominid Quartet, Project H and Phonologotronic.) These groups represent the new directions that jazz is taking in Kansas City. Each group will play a short twenty minute set before the BHIC performs at 8:25 p.m.

(Original image of Dan Gailey performing with Tim Doherty's 9 + 1 (+7) on August 1 at Intentions by Plastic Sax.)


bgo said...

Delighted to see Gene McDaniels acknowledged on this blog. Many forget his involvement with jazz music too. I always go back and listen to this much overlooked gem:!_(Bobby_Hutcherson_album)

Happy In Bag said...

Stanley Cowell and Kenny Barron! Thanks for the tip, BGO.