Wednesday, May 8, 2013
Confirmation: Weekly News & Notes
*Joe Dimino posted new interviews with Jeff Harshbarger and Clint Ashlock at Neon Jazz.
*KCJazzLark alerts his readers to a BBC report about Herb Jeffries and shares a vintage photograph of the Mutual Musicians Foundation.
*The Grand Marquis created a new Kickstarter campaign.
*Jeneé Osterheldt spoke to Fanny Dunfee, Ahmad Alaadeen's widow, about her new book of poetry.
*Diana Krall's concert at the Midland theater was reviewed by The Kansas City Star.
*A critic raves about a Kansas City-inspired band's performance at a British jazz festival.
*Tweet o' the Week: parkavepirate- Easy Listening Jazz is like the Kansas City Royals...unobtrusive and yet secretly enjoyable with no real threat.
*Comment o' the Week: Russell- Time is no longer linear anymore.. it's a retrovirus
*From Rob Scheps: Early Notice: The Rob Scheps / Jim O'Connor Quintet- Rob Scheps - tenor sax, Jim O'Connor - trumpet/ flugelhorn, Roger Wilder - piano, Bob "Dwight" Bowman - bass, Brian Steever - drums, makes its Kansas Debut in these shows: Thursday October 3, 2013- Jazz On The Lake, Kansas City Kansas Community College, 12 pm - 1 pm. Friday October 11, 2013- Take Five Coffee Bar, 7 pm - 10 pm… Jim O'Connor is one of the greatest jazz trumpeters I've ever heard.
*From Doug Talley: This Friday, May 10, 8:30pm, we'll be performing the music of Wayne Shorter at the Blue Room, 18th and Vine, KCMO. Don't miss this opportunity to hear pianist Sean Giddings, Shawnee Mission Northwest graduate currently living in Texas. Doug Talley - saxes, Joe Parisi - trumpet and flugelhorn, Sean Giddings - piano, Tim Brewer - acoustic and electric bass, Keith Kavanaugh - drums and cymbals.
(Original image by Plastic Sax.)