Wednesday, April 4, 2012
Confirmation: Weekly News & Notes
*Tim Finn checks in with BCR on the band's 30th anniversary.
*KCJazzLark laments the premature death of Bill Caldwell and the absence of Jardine's in a typically excellent post.
*The Wichita Eagle notes the passing of Bill Caldwell.
*Bobby Watson, Book of Gaia and the David Basse Orchestra are scheduled to perform at the Meet Me at the Bridge Street Festival at 48th & Troost on May 5.
*The 2nd Annual KCKCC Jazz Summit at Kansas City Kansas Community College will conclude with a concert by Lisa Henry and an all-star band.
*A new Ella Fitzgerald-themed exhibit at the American Jazz Museum is noted by The Star.
*The People's Liberation Big Band's score for Battleship Potemkin will be performed on May 1 at the Plaza branch of the Kansas City Library.
*A critic declares that Chris Hazelton's new album is the greatest thing since sliced bread. (Link removed at request of critic.)
*KJHK's audio archives include a few jazz sessions. (Tip via Lucas Homer.)
*Kansas City native Halbert White has died. The noted economist performed with Eddie Baker's New Breed Orchestra in the '60s.
*Black House Improvisors' Collective is hosting a "sound painting" workshop.
*A publication in Iowa notes the current Midwestern barnstorming tour of the Rob Scheps/Frank Basile Quintet.
*Doug Ramsey reports on plans for a memorial service for Bob Brookmeyer.
*A few jazz-related acts are participating in KKFI's band auction.
*Hey, Ted Nash! What's the big idea of naming your new record label Plastic Sax?
*Tweet o' the Week: Alaadeenswife- Thank you Bobby Watson for honoring Alaadeen last night at the Spring Concert of your Concert Jazz Band - University of Missouri-KC
*Comment o' the Week: Anonymous- we all know what happens when you assume things dont we?
*Don't forget about the Kansas City Jazz Calendar.
(Original image by Plastic Sax.)