Wednesday, November 18, 2015
Confirmation: Weekly News & Notes
*Joe Klopus’ latest column for The Kansas City Star focuses on Julian Lage’s upcoming concert at the Folly Theater. The Pitch also recommends the show.
*Shades of Jade created a video for “That One.”
*Steve Waugh of the Topeka Jazz Workshop was featured on Talk About Topeka.
*Pat Metheny trainspotters are excited about the possibility of a new band lineup.
*Scott Yanow is among Joe Dimino’s most recent interview subjects.
*St. Louis Jazz Notes reports that Stanley Clarke and Eliane Elias will perform separate concerts in the Lou on Saturday.
*Tweet o’ the Week: Jack Childress- The Green Lady Lounge is playing jazz tonight.
*Comment o’ the Week: Anonymous- Glad to see Drew bringing some interesting stuff to KC. The local guys are too busy keeping their stuff boring so they can play at the Green Lady.
From a press release: To celebrate what would have been the 100th birthday of Frank Sinatra, the Kansas City Jazz Ambassadors (KCJA) is sponsoring a gala at the Uptown Theatre on December 12. The Dave Stephens Band is the music headliner. The Jazz Ambassadors will honor Mayor Sly James as the 2015 Kansas City Jazz Ambassador of the Year… Mayor Sly James was chosen the Kansas City Jazz Ambassador of the Year for his unequaled Ambassadorship to jazz and Kansas City… Many have heard the mayor’s “jazz chops” as he’s taken the mic around town… This event will raise funds to support the Kansas City jazz community. The mission of the 31-year-old nonprofit Kansas City Jazz Ambassadors is to promote Kansas City jazz, and raise funds to support Kansas City jazz musicians, jazz initiatives, and jazz education.
(Original image by Plastic Sax.)