Wednesday, June 8, 2016
Confirmation: Weekly News & Notes
*The Kansas City Jazz Orchestra unveiled its 2016-17 concert season.
*KCUR aired a segment about Matt Hopper.
*The Pitch plugged Hermon Mehari’s regular appearances at The Majestic.
*The Kansas City Star reviewed Roy Ayers’ concerts at the Blue Room.
*Marc Myers extols John Park’s If Winter Comes, an out-of-print album that includes tracks recorded in Kansas City in 1975 with George Salisbury, Milt Abel and Leon Brady.
*The Wichita Eagle published an interesting profile about a smooth jazz crusader.
*The Kansas City Star provides an update on the funding initiative for the Jazz District.
*KCUR examines a potential makeover for a few structures in the Jazz District.
*An editorial published by a libertarian think tank cites the public’s disinterest in jazz- “(w)e’re just not that into it”- as one reason the proposed funding for the Jazz District is ill-advised.
*The editorial board of The Kansas City Star questions the wisdom of the $27 million funding proposal for the Jazz District.
*“Jazz Speaks for Life: Discovering the Civil Rights Journey Through Visual and Musical Expression,” a new exhibit at the American Jazz Museum, is examined by The Kansas City Star.
*KC Jazz Lark highlights articles from the new edition of Jam magazine.
*A television station reports that several shots were fired in the Jazz District on Sunday night in an apparent robbery attempt.
*Tweet o’ the Week: Greg Franklin- Watched an incredible Roy Ayers set tonight in Kansas City. Turned around and Tyler The Creator was singing every song right behind me.
*Comment o’ the Week: Gary- Call me late to the party but "Shift" is really great. As always thanks, BB.
*The Kansas City Jazz Calendar has been updated for June.
(Original image by Plastic Sax.)