Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Confirmation: Weekly News & Notes

*"These aren’t just some of the best musicians in Kansas City," KCJazzLark writes in a review of a performance by Matt Otto, Jeff Harshbarger and Mike Warren. "These are among the best musicians playing jazz in 2011, anywhere."

*Mark Edelman raves about Karrin Allyson's appearance at Jardine's. He also is thankful for Kansas City's jazz scene.

*Steve Paul assesses the Kauffman Center's first few months of operation.

*Roger Wilder's new site offers a small update.

*There's quite a dust-up happening in the comment section of Plastic Sax's November 23 post. See the following related item.

*Tweet o' the Week: paynic- @KCTrumpeter @HappyInBag These Anonymous assholes do that because most artists are afraid to confront them. I. Don't. Give-a-f(*)ck! #mfcomn

*Here's notification of a last-minute schedule change from Take Five Coffee + Bar: Matt Hopper, Ben Leifer and Philip Wakefield will perform at the Leawood venue this Friday, December 2.

*From Micah Herman: Jazz Bassist and Kansas City Native Micah Herman is pleased to announce the upcoming release of his latest album “The Ship - Volume 1: The Studio Sessions.” The official album release date is December 11th, 2011... “The Ship: Volume 1” features Micah playing in both duo and trio settings performing a mix of original and popular music, as well as some jazz standards. The full list of musicians on the album follows: Micah Herman… Logan Richardson… Tommy Crane… Patrick Flynn… Matt Carrillo… Matt Chalk… There will be an album release party and performance on December 11th, 2011, 8 p.m. at The Record Bar… The performers are: Micah Herman… Patrick Flynn… Matt Otto… Logan Richardson...

(Original image by Plastic Sax.)

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