Wednesday, July 12, 2017
Confirmation: Weekly News & Notes
*Laura Spencer’s examination of the American Jazz Museum’s recent woes for KCUR has instigated hand-wringing throughout the global jazz community. The Kansas City Star’s Lynn Horsley reported on details of the budgetary shortfall. Cheptoo Kositany-Buckner of the American Jazz Museum addressed the glitches related to the Kansas City Jazz & Heritage Festival in an informal video interview with The Kansas City Star. A television report on the kerfuffle offers a different perspective.
*Bobby Watson discussed his latest album with Steve Kraske.
*Blair Bryant was featured on KCUR’s Band of the Week segment.
*Jazz Artistry Now is Chris Burnett’s latest internet endeavor. He was recently interviewed by Joe Dimino.
*Tweet o’ the Week: The Independent- Formerly known as Hope & All That Jazz, join @hopehouse at the inaugural Believe gala on August 5th.
*Comment o’ the Week: Anonymous- "... somewhat stodgy format?" Ah man - I was enjoying your otherwise positive review until you slipped that one in. Why?
*From a press release: The long-planned Bix Beiderbecke Museum and Archive opens to the public on Monday, July 24, 2017, in its new home at the River Music Experience in Bix’s hometown of Davenport, Iowa… Visitors can see original instruments played by Bix, including the only piano Bix owned. The museum takes the visitor chronologically through the life of Bix Beiderbecke. His music is featured throughout the museum, along with videos, interactive displays, and photos, many shown for the first time.
(Original image by Plastic Sax.)