Wednesday, April 11, 2018
Confirmation: Weekly News & Notes
*The Kansas City Star and KCUR report on a critical analysis of the American Jazz Museum that suggests the institution should be temporarily shuttered and that its leadership structure must be dramatically revamped. Cheptoo Kositany-Buckner spoke to The Star about the study. The Star’s editorial board assesses the situation.
*Hermon Mehari is the subject of an extensive profile by Natalie Gallagher for The Pitch. He also led a quartet in a 25-minute Star Session set for The Kansas City Star.
*Clint Ashlock and Jeff Shirley were interviewed by Joe Dimino. Shirley was also featured by Debbie Burke.
*Anat Cohen’s appearance with the KU Jazz Ensemble 1 was reviewed by Jessie Riggins.
*The Kansas City Star examined a couple key players in a battle for the future of the Jazz District and reported on a controversial piece of legal wrangling.
*Stephen Martin was featured in UMKC’s student newspaper.
*The Project H was named KCUR’s Band of the Week.
*Nate Chinen suggests that Logan Richardson’s Blues People possesses “a feeling of urgent communion.”
*Tweet o’ the Week: Mike Mahoney- City Councilman Jermaine Reed (and Jazz Museum Board member) says a shutdown of the American Jazz Museum for a reset would be a “nuclear option” that he opposes. #JazzMuseum
(Original image by Plastic Sax.)