Tuesday, December 6, 2016
Confirmation: Weekly News & Notes
*The Kansas City drummer Donivan Bailey has died.
*Chris Hazelton spoke to The Kansas City Star about the new album Soul Jazz Fridays.
*Joe Klopus surveyed the week in jazz in his weekly column.
*The Kansas City Star reviewed the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra’s concert at the Midland theater.
*Laura Spencer of KCUR reports on supplemental city funding for the Jazz District.
*Logan Richardson’s Shift is #33 on NPR’s Best 50 Albums of 2016 list.
*Tweet o’ the Week: Alaadeen- Services for Donivan Bailey will be this Sat.
*Comment o’ the Week: Jeremy- Coming soon to Topeka--Trombonopolis 3! Trombonopolis is a trombone festival and workshop at Washburn University that culminates with a concert performance by guest trombonists as well as the workshop participants who range in age from grade school through college…
*From a press release: The KU School of Music’s award-winning Jazz Ensemble I will perform at the historic Gem Theater in Kansas City, Missouri on Saturday, Dec. 10 at 8 p.m. The free public concert will also feature Blue Valley West High School Jazz Ensemble I and guest soloist Matt Otto on saxophone… Directed by Dan Gailey, the KU Jazz Ensemble I is one of the top-rated collegiate jazz bands in the country.
*The Kansas City Jazz Calendar has been updated for December.
(Original image by Plastic Sax.)