Wednesday, August 10, 2016
Confirmation: Weekly News & Notes
*Joe Klopus surveyed the week in jazz for The Kansas City Star.
*The Pitch recommended Marcus Hampton’s outing at the Blue Room on Friday.
*The Kansas City Star previewed a new production of “Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar and Grill” that features Nedra Dixon.
*A television station reported that items related to the late Oscar “Lucky” Wesley of the Scamps were given to his grandson after they turned up in an auction. (Via Tony’s Kansas City.)
*KOJH, the radio initiative affiliated with the Mutual Musicians Foundation, recently began streaming a blend of jazz, soul and old-school hip-hop.
*Tweet o’ the Week: Dave Holland- Dave @DeJohnetteMusic @morethan88 free show at Tompkins Square Park NYC for Charlie Parker Jazz Festival, Aug 28. (link)
*Comment o’ the Week: Anonymous- Totally agree with Beau Bledsoe. Audiences at KC jazz clubs talk almost the entire time. It can ruin a great gig for those who like to listen. It is esp. bad at the Blue Room on Mondays and Thursdays.
(Original image by Plastic Sax.)