Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Confirmation: Weekly News & Notes

*Norman Brown, the Elders, Vincent Ingala, Mindi Abair, Bobby Watson, Eldar Djangarov, Angela Hagenbach and Lauren Braton are the performers at this year's Jazz In the Woods festival.

*Writing about the ongoing divisiveness in the Kansas City's jazz community, KC Jazz Lark suggests that "(i)t’s time we get along with each other."

*Kansas City's most popular blogger asserts that the city's connection to jazz is "one of the most tiresome and overly exaggerated nonexistent local legacies."

*Bob James will appear in a taping of 12th Street Jump at Broadway Jazz Club on May 15.  Tickets are $15.

*The Pitch notes the reunion of Trio ALL.

*The Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra will perform at the Lied Center on Wednesday, September 24.

*St. Louis Jazz Notes assesses the Sheldon Concert Hall's
2014-15 season.

*Tweet o' the Week: ABC Jazz- We're celebrating @IntlJazzDay today @ABCJazz @herbiehancock @UNESCO #BirdLives #JazzDay (link)

*The Kansas City Jazz Calendar has been updated for May.

(Original image by Plastic Sax.)


Anonymous said...

Well, I guess Tony's KC is entitled to his opinion, but he keeps saying the same things over and over about jazz in KC. How tiresome. Even worse is when certain bloggers (who know better) go to a poorly attended gig and then proclaim "jazz is dead!" ;)

Anonymous said...

In response to KC Jazz Lark: Been a working band leader in KC for the better part of 30 years. Most of the time I have had a multi racial band. I hire my friends and the best players available.

As I go through the list of players I've employed I must admit that my black friends seem to be more racist than my white friends. I've heard them talk disrespectfully about whites much more than I have heard from my white/hispanic musicians.

The AJM and Foundation do not hire the "Best available person" they hire the Best available Black person."


Anonymous said...

Well, that whole thing where the blog comments got lost in an unchecked mailbox for several months was nice while it lasted...

Anonymous said...

The truth hurts!