Wednesday, August 27, 2014
Confirmation: Weekly News & Notes
*The Kansas City Business Journal reports that "jazz isn't dead in KC."
*Rick Hellman reviewed Bobby Watson's recent performance at the Blue Room for Downbeat.
*The Pitch recommends a gig led by Matt Otto.
*Jon Poses praises the Prairie Village Jazz Festival in a roundup of upcoming jazz events.
*A one-man show titled Bird Lives! is playing in Los Angeles.
*Marc Myers offers a consumer guide to recordings of Charlie Parker's Rockland Palace concert.
*The Vanguard Jazz Orchestra's new album is titled OverTime: Music of Bob Brookmeyer.
*Tweet o' the Week: Mayor Sly James- Count Basie Orchestra at the Gem! (video)
*From a press release: The versatile vocals of Dan Doran, pianist, performing with Tim Whitmer & The Consort Band, Spirituality & All That Jazz, Unity Temple on the Plaza... Wednesday, September 3, 2014... Tickets at the door only - $7.00… . Dan Doran has been a major presence on the Kansas City music scene for more than 30 years...
*From Rob Scheps: Baritone Sax Master Roger Rosenberg will give a Clinic with the Quintet including Rob Scheps, Roger Wilder, Bob Bowman and Brian Steever. Sunday October 26th, 3-6 pm, Take Five Coffee Bar… Roger Rosenberg, one of the greatest Baritone saxophonists in the History of Jazz, will: 1. Perform with the Quintet; 2. Discuss his amazing career with Steely Dan (he is on a 3 month National tour with them right now); 3. The clinic is open to musicians who want to sit in, and receive constructive advice and criticism from Mr. Rosenberg.
(Original image of a window display in Westport by Plastic Sax.)