Wednesday, October 10, 2012
Confirmation: Weekly News & Notes
*Lucas Homer lists the Top 5 KC Jazz Acts. His KC Jazz Connection program on KJHK is profiled by Lawrence.com.
*Megan Birdsall is admired by KCJazzLark.
*Several jazz musicians make cameo appearances in the video of Making Movies' "Hangover Blues".
*The program for Saturday's Rhythm & Ribs Jazz & Blues Festival is available as a download here.
*The University of Missouri Concert Jazz Band has released a new album. (Via KC Stage Blog.)
*Esperanza Spalding's concert at Helzberg Hall was reviewed by The Kansas City Star.
*Kristin Shafel Omiccioli reviewed the recent concert by Gary Burton, Chick Corea and the Harlem String Quartet at the Gem Theater.
*Here's footage of former Kansas Citian Lee Ingalls crooning "Come Dance With Me."
*Tweet o' the Week: Kassie Sands- The lovely Esperanza Spalding and her big ol' bass. Can't believe I'd never heard her music until today. Instagram.
*Comment o' the Week: Anonymous- "The first thing that impressed me... was the volume." Yes, because that's exactly what jazz needs. Something to cover up the subtlety of our dynamics and phrasing. Nothing like having your whole career limited to how loud, fast and high you can play!
*Via Facebook: Performing at the Mutual Musician's Foundation in conjunction with their Youth Education Program to expose people of ages (15-28) of the relevance of Jazz music in our mainstream society and in their local community. Concert Series will Kickoff with: Shades of Jade!…Question and answer session during one of the set breaks… This will be one of the highlights of Kansas City's Jazz Scene this year. Tickets are $5.
(Original image by Plastic Sax.)