Wednesday, February 11, 2015
Confirmation: Weekly News & Notes
*The Kansas City Star reports that the Mutual Musicians Foundation has received approval to proceed with plans to open a 100-watt radio station. Anita Dixon was interviewed by a television station about the concept. A blogger examines the viability of the plan.
*A profile of Gunnar Gidner, a saxophonist studying at UMKC and the winner of the 2015 Vandoren Emerging Jazz Artist Competition, was published by KCUR.
*KC Jazz Lark reports that Take Five Coffee + Bar was filled to capacity during a performance by the Boogaloo 7.
*Sonny Gibson speaks about Charlie Parker in a television news report.
*Joe Klopus recommended Gerald Albright’s concert at the Gem Theater.
*The Pitch touted Mark Southerland's Mardi Ra show at Take Five Coffee + Bar.
*KCUR previewed Marcus Hampton’s gig at the Blue Room.
*“Jazz: Then and Now,” an exhibit at the American Jazz Museum, is promoted in a three-minute television segment.
*The Millennial Society, a new initiative of the American Jazz Museum, “aims to reach out to more millennials.”
*Rudresh Mahanthappa spoke to NPR about his new Charlie Parker-inspired album.
*Tweet o’ the Week: Trey Sanchez- @ExploreKC Comparing the green lady to the Broadway club. At the green lady I experienced a luxury called a "PARKING SPOT" #Jazz #parking
*From Take Five Coffee + Bar: Friday, February 13, 8pm: Mardi Ra with Mark Southerland- ...Join us for Sun Ra meets Mardi Gras, hosted by Mark Southerland on saxophone and various wind-powered creations, with Clarke Wyatt on keyboards, Nick Howell, trumpet, Bill McKemy, bass and sousaphone, and Arnold Young on drums and cymbals. $10 cover. Saturday, February 14, 8pm: Second-Line Valentine!- ....Drummer (and Take Five barista!) Brad Williams leads the second-line jam… $5 cover. Sunday, February 8, 10am - 2pm: Sunday Jazz Brunch: Jeff Harshbarger- Master bassist Jeff Harshbarger has long been one of the city’s leading creative spirits... Andrew Ouellette on piano, Brian Steever on whisk broom. No cover.
(Original image by Plastic Sax.)