Wednesday, December 17, 2014
Confirmation: Weekly News & Notes
*KCUR aired a five-minute feature about the Kansas City Kansas Community College Jazz Ensemble's trip to Havana.
*Mark Lowrey reports that he'll perform in a benefit concert with Bill McKemy on bass and John Kizilarmut on drums at the Living Room on Saturday, December 27, from 7 p.m. to 11 p.m. $10 at the door. All proceeds go to Holy Cross Elementary's music department. Lowrey's new album Waltzes and Consolations will be released this week. It was recorded live at the Majestic on September 8th with bassist Karl McComas Reichl and drummer Sam Wisman.
*KC Metropolis published a review of a "jazzy border war" event.
*The Pitch recommends New Jazz Order's appearance at Take Five Coffee + Bar.
*Joe Dimino interviewed Jack DeJohnette for his Neon Jazz podcast.
*Tweet o' the Week: Daniel Welch- #jazz deserves #monochrome @ Harling's Upstairs (photo)
*Comment o' the Week: Mike Metheny- Watching that great clip of Marilyn Maye brings to mind this question: Which of today's high profile musicians will be at, or near the top of their game -- and still relevant -- at age 86? It may be a case of apples and oranges, but either way, here's to longevity.
*From Take Five Coffee + Bar: Friday, December 19, 8pm: New Jazz Order Big Band Presents Ellington's Nutcracker Suite- Clint Ashlock and New Jazz Order performed Ellington’s Nutcracker Suite last year and the old coffee shop nearly burst at the seams with musicians, revelers and an enormous sound. This year, we have the space to present them properly – a full sixteen-piece big band of the Ellington style, packed with incredible players… $10 cover. Saturday, December 20, 8pm: Kessler-Embrey Conspiracy- Trumpeter Stan Kessler and guitarist Danny Embrey lead a powerhouse quartet – Jeff Harshbarger on bass, Todd Strait on drums… $5 cover. Sunday, December 21, 10am - 2pm: Sunday Jazz Brunch: TJ Martley- ...an amazing pianist… No cover.
(Original image by Plastic Sax.)