Wednesday, April 25, 2018
Confirmation: Weekly News & Notes
*Luqman Hamza has died. He was 86. The pianist and vocalist was the subject of Plastic Sax posts in 2007 and 2013.
*Logan Richardson leads a band that includes his fellow Kansas City musicians Ryan Lee, DeAndre Manning and Justus West in a Tiny Desk Concert for NPR.
*Laura Spencer reports on the latest developments regarding the uncertain future of the American Jazz Museum for KCUR. The editorial board of The Kansas City Star asserts that “yanking all support for the jazz museum immediately would be counterproductive.”
*Joe Dimino’s Neon Jazz show has moved from KCXL to KOJH.
*Tweet o’ the Week: Bill McKemy- One of KC’s master musicians has left us. Thanks for the music Luqman Hamza (link)
*From a press release: On May 11, 2010, The People’s Liberation Big Band of Greater Kansas City will perform the ensemble's original score to Sergei Eisenstein’s classic 1925 silent film “The Battleship Potemkin.” Along with a complete screening of "Battleship Potemkin," the People's Liberation Big Band will also accompany two short films as a prelude to the performance... The People’s Liberation Big Band’s score contains a combination of newly composed material, free improvisation, and arrangements of Shostakovich melodies and traditional Russian songs… The performance will take place at the Musical Theater Heritage at Crown Center (2450 Grand Blvd, Suite 301, Kansas City, MO 64108) at 8:00 p.m. Ticket price is $20.
(Original image by Plastic Sax.)