Wednesday, August 20, 2014
Confirmation: Weekly News & Notes
*KC Jazz Lark took a self-guided tour of Charlie Parker-related sites.
*The Topeka Jazz Workshop's new season includes concerts by Bill Watrous, Bucky Pizzarelli and Harry Allen.
*The 2014-15 jazz recital series at Johnson County Community College has been unveiled.
*A television station produced a segment about this month's "A Charlie Parker Celebration" campaign.
*Joe Dimino interviewed Bobby Watson and Florida's Erica DiCeglie for Neon Jazz.
*The Pitch recommends the Count Basie Orchestra's appearance Saturday at the Gem Theater.
*Here's the schedule for this weekend's Charlie Parker Festival in New York.
*Tweet o' the Week: Broadway Jazz Club- Our house scotch is on special tonight for only $3!! #kc #kcmo #kcjazz
*Comment o' the Week: T.J. Martley- I have to give massive kudos to AJM and KCJazzAlive for their promotion of the Charlie Parker celebration month. I've had friends from outside KC contact me asking questions about it and the turnout at the first performance (Chaz with Todd Wilkinson) was excellent.
*From the Midwest Music Foundation: Local jazz legend, Everette DeVan, has been struggling during his recent medical battles with a stroke and now kidney failure. The Midwest Music Foundation has been helping with emergency health care grants, but there is a continued need for support until Everette is well enough to perform again. The family has been working hard to get assistance through many channels, but those are all taking some time before any financial relief will arrive. The family sincerely appreciates all those who have stepped up to donate and organize benefits in the past. Please consider making a donation to Everette or purchasing a CD. Donations can be mailed to: Everette DeVan, 7243 Highland, Kansas City MO 64131.
(Original image of Vine Street Rumble by Plastic Sax.)