Wednesday, May 10, 2017
Confirmation: Weekly News & Notes
* Hermon Mehari is the subject of feature story in the latest issue of Downbeat magazine.
*Joe Klopus highlights Changing the Tune: The Kansas City Women’s Jazz Festival, 1978-1985 in his weekly column. A Seattle radio station published a review of the new book.
*Eddie Moore was interviewed by a reporter for UMKC’s student newspaper.
*A pair of new tracks by Arnold Young are available at Bandcamp.
*Jim Mair was honored with a 2017 UMKC Alumni Award.
*The Brian Blade Fellowship has been added to the lineup of the Kansas City Jazz and Heritage Festival.
*Jack DeJohnette, John Scofield, John Medeski and Larry Grenadier will perform material from their new album Hudson at Yardley Hall on October 15.
*Tim Finn examined Sean Mawhirter’s journey from jazz to tango.
*Chelsea Emuakhagbon reviewed UMKC Jazz Night.
*Tweet o’ the Week: Eddie Moore- Lawd some of the most beautiful black women are in Brooklyn!
*From a press release: The KU Jazz Studies Program and its students were awarded top honors in the 40th Annual DownBeat Student Music Awards. The KU Jazz Ensemble I, directed by Dan Gailey, was recognized with the Graduate College Outstanding Performances honor in the category for large jazz ensembles. DownBeat also recognized the work of Brock Chart, a music composition graduate student from Salina. For his composition “Down to the Wire,” Chart was awarded the Graduate College Outstanding Compositions honor in the category for original compositions for large ensembles… Under Gailey’s leadership, the KU Jazz Studies Program has received 25 DownBeat Student Music Awards since 1992.
(Original image by Plastic Sax.)