Thursday, October 11, 2012

Now's the Time: Gerald Wilson

As Joe Klopus' preview indicates, this week's biggest event is the American Jazz Museum's Rhythm & Ribs Jazz & Blues Festival.  In his roundup of other noteworthy jazz-related items, Klopus mentions that Gerald Wilson will receive a lifetime achievement award at UMKC this weekend.  Here's a related press release from UMKC.  It's unclear if Wilson, 94, will attend the function on Sunday, October 14, but Wilson is certainly worthy of the distinction.

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