Wednesday, April 12, 2017
Confirmation: Weekly News & Notes
*Larry Kopitnik reports that John Scott, the owner of the Kansas City jazz venue the Green Lady Lounge, has acquired the nearby Tank Room.
*The text accompanying a photo spread in The Kansas City Star characterizes the Green Lady Lounge as “the epicenter of the city.”
*Pat Metheny is among the marquee acts at this month’s Wichita Jazz Festival.
*Herbie Hancock and an all-star band will perform at the Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts on August 12.
*Tweet o’ the Week: Jon Batiste- I'm honored to receive the American Jazz Museum Lifetime Achievement Award. It is a privilege to represent our culture. (photo)
*Comment o’ the Week: Anonymous- The McCaslin show was outstanding. Thanks for getting the word out.
*From Chris Burnett: We are pleased to announce that the "Live at the Hollywood Theater" artist selections for the 2017 and 2018 seasons are confirmed as follows: 2017 - May: Queen Bey; 2017 - Nov: Megan Birdsall; 2018 - May: Eddie Moore and the Outer Circle; 2018 - Nov: Chris Hazelton's Boogaloo 7.
(Original image by Plastic Sax.)