Wednesday, October 5, 2011
Confirmation: Weekly News & Notes
*The Pitch takes note of 1911 Main. Joe Klopus' comments on the addition to the jazz scene are here.
*Here's a new track by Sir Threadius Mongus. The band performs a free show Friday, October 7, at La Esquina.
*Here's a digital scrapbook from a recent tour of Spain by Beau Bledsoe and Flamenco Mio.
*Jacob Fred Jazz Odyssey is the subject of an extensive profile by The Los Angeles Times.
*Here's a review of the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra concert Saturday at Helzberg Hall.
*KCMetropolis offers reviews of concerts by the UMKC Conservatory and Wynton Marsalis.
*Bobby Watson is featured on the Renolds Jazz Orchestra's big band version of Three Penny Opera. The album was released last April.
*Victoria "Fanny" Dunfee blogs about Alaadeen's Dysfunctional autobiography.
*Photos of previous Rhythm & Ribs festivals are shared by KCJazzLark.
*"…Miles Davis never had to bill himself as a tribute to someone else," sighs Hunter Long in a review of Ambrose Akinmusire's performance last week.
*Tweet o' the Week: KCJazzLark: Brad Cox is playing & introducing this 1st PLBB set as if he's at the PV Jazz Fest on a beautiful Sept night. On the outside, I'm laughing.
*Today's Groupon is for The Kansas City Jazz Orchestra's October 14 concert.
*From a press release: Popular and versatile pianist/vocalist Candace Evans will be the featured performer at the Spirituality and All That Jazz Concert Series at Unity Temple on The Plaza, Wednesday October 5, 7pm - 8:30pm. The concert is a homecoming celebration for Candace, since performing the last four years at the nationally known Lodge of Four Seasons Resort at the Lake of the Ozarks.
*From Joe Athon on his Thursday, October 13, gig at Jardine's: For the first time, long time KC musician and front man Joe Athon will present live selections from his debut CD- Portrait of the Man. Many of KCs finest will be on board including Bill McKemy, Stan Kessler, and many others!
*From Hermon Mehari: Ben Van Gelder and Peter Schlamb are leading a quintet that will play at 1911 Main this Friday, October 7th and Saturday, October 8th from 9-Midnight. Ben Van Gelder is a young saxophonist from the Netherlands who has been making waves on the scene in NYC and Europe. Peter Schlamb, a vibraphonist who has spent some time in NYC, has been making repeated trips to KC (including a couple with Mike Moreno) from his hometown of St. Louis and is excited to be coming back again. The rest of the group consists of Sean Mullins on drums (NYC), Karl McComas-Reichl on bass (Iowa City), and myself on trumpet. There is no cover.
(Original image by Plastic Sax.)