Wednesday, January 18, 2017
Confirmation: Weekly News & Notes
*KCUR reviewed Echoes of Europe, the new album by the Dino Massa Kansas City Quintet.
*Ramsey Lewis' concert at the Gem Theater was reviewed by The Kansas City Star.
*Lisa Henry and Ryan Lee discussed the impact of the church on their music with Tim Finn of The Kansas City Star.
*The festival formerly known as Jazz in the Woods is returning to a smooth jazz format in 2017. Organizers recently made an initial lineup announcement.
*Brian Ellison interviewed Ramsey Lewis for KCUR.
*Jessie Riggins examined the spring jazz calendar.
*Tweet o’ the Week: Moi- Last night I waited on Marilyn Maye and she ordered an apple martini with Citron and called me Honey all night
*From a press release: On Saturday, January 21, 2017, the David Basse-Joe Cartwright Septet, which includes musicians from the UMKC Jazz Studies Program, will present Step-Buddy-Be-Bop at 8:00 p.m. at the MTH Theater… Originally from St. Louis, Bernard “Step Buddy” Anderson was a colorful jazz figure who helped to change the course of jazz. A multi-instrumentalist, Buddy introduced trumpeter Dizzy Gillespie to Charlie Parker… We celebrate the Kansas City jazz tradition with the music of the David Basse-Joe Cartwright Septet, and the photography and memorabilia of Bernard “Step Buddy” Anderson… Reserved ticket seats are $20.
(Original image by Plastic Sax.)