Wednesday, December 31, 2014
Confirmation: Weekly News & Notes
*Lori Chandler of Take Five Coffee + Bar implores jazz musicians to "stop questioning the art form’s relevance" in her contribution to a "Kansas City Art Community's 15 Wishes For 2015" report compiled by C.J. Janovy.
*Alan Hoskins reports on the Kansas City Kansas Community College Blue Devil Jazz Band's trip to Cuba.
*KC Jazz Lark continues his year-end recap.
*Pam Hider Johnson remembers Horace Washington at KCUR's KC Currents.
*Dean Minderman has aggregated over 100 "Best Jazz of 2014" lists at St. Louis Jazz Notes.
*Tweet o' the Week: Ryan Heinlein- May start a handle called "jazz is the worst is the worst." @clintashlock @michaelshults are right. Joke or not time to stop selfdeprecation
*From a press release: The Celestial Strings of Michael O'Shiver, Harpist, performing with Guitarist Max Berry and The Consort Band. Spirituality & All That Jazz. Wednesday, January 7, 2015. Unity Temple on the Plaza. $7.00.
(Original image by Plastic Sax.)