Wednesday, January 28, 2015
Confirmation: Weekly News & Notes
*The lineup of the next edition of the Jazz In the Woods festival has been announced. Rick Braun and Peter White are Friday’s headliners. Najee tops the bill on Saturday.
*Gunnar Gidner, a student at UMKC’s Conservatory of Music and Dance, won the 2015 Vandoren Emerging Jazz Artist Competition. (Tip via M.S.)
*KC Jazz Lark is puzzled by a notable jazz venue’s failure to properly promote its bookings.
*The Pitch recommends a gig featuring John Kizilarmut on vibraphone.
*A track from Bob Bowman’s new album was featured on KCUR.
*Joe Dimino’s most recent interview subjects include Kris Bowers and the former Kansas Citian Jo Ann Daugherty.
*The lineup of the Iowa City Jazz Festival includes Ben Allison, Julian Lage, Charles Lloyd and Rudresh Mahanthappa.
*The beleaguered Oklahoma Jazz Hall of Fame continues to struggle.
*Tweet o’ the Week: Cynthia Moxley- Bobby Watson with the Knoxville Jazz Orchestra 2nite at Square Room (Instagram video).
*Comment o’ the Week: Cb- I don't know if it is about "liking" or "not liking" smooth and contemporary jazz, really. It is making fun of ourselves as musicians in this context. Don't we ALL take ourselves too seriously much of the time? I think we do our fair share of "laying back" to our audiences ... ;)
*From Take Five Coffee: This weekend we’re bookending some serious funk with some Latin flavor. Friday, January 30, 8pm: Sons of Brasil- ...- $5 cover. Saturday, January 31, 8pm: Chris Hazelton’s Boogaloo 7 featuring Julia Haile- ...the Boogaloo 7 in their first performance outside of the Crossroads district in a long, long time. $10 cover. Sunday, January 25, 10am - 2pm: Sunday Jazz Brunch: Michael McClintock & Jordan Shipley- It’s a Mistura Fina kind of Sunday.. No cover.
(Original image by Plastic Sax.)