Wednesday, October 19, 2016
Confirmation: Weekly News & Notes
*Joe Klopus interviewed organist Chris Hazelton.
*A weekly jazz jam in Lee’s Summit is recognized by The Pitch.
*Bob James’ concert at the Folly Theater was reviewed by The Kansas City Star. KC Metropolis also documented the performance.
*Concert of the Century- A Tribute to Charlie Parker, a recording of a 1960 concert by a band led by Dizzy Gillespie, will be reissued on November 11.
*Rashida K. Braggs, the author of Jazz Diasporas: Race, Music and Migration in Post-World War II Paris, will give a free presentation at 6:30 p.m., Thursday, October 20, as part of the American Jazz Museum's Riffing on the Repertoire speaker series. Braggs asserts "that African American musicians adopted a variety of strategies to cope with the cultural and social assumptions that confronted them throughout their careers in Paris."
*Jessie Riggins attended a performance by Will Matthews’ B-3 Organ Project.
*Terri Gibbs shares stories about Charlie Parker in his interview with Joe Dimino.
*Tweet o’ the Week: Folly Theater- Did you know box seats to see @KarrinAllyson are as low as $45 and tickets start as low as $25?! Get them today for Nov. 18th!
*Comment o’ the Week: Anonymous- Polsky is a great place to hear a show - much better than a noisy club. Let's turn out and support jazz in JOCO. I got my tickets!
(Original image by Plastic Sax.)