Wednesday, May 2, 2018
Confirmation: Weekly News & Notes
*Gale Tallis announced the lineup of the 2018-19 Folly Jazz Series before the SFJazz Collective concert on Friday. It consists of appearances by Ramsey Lewis, Kandace Springs, Kurt Elling, Joshua Redman, the Yellowjackets and Arturo Sandoval.
*Laura Spencer documents a Kansas City Council committee meeting in which it was determined that Executive Director Cheptoo Kositany-Buckner and all but three board members would resign. She also solicited the opinions of Kansas City jazz musicians.
*A public television panel considers the departure of Kositany-Buckner at the 5:00-minute mark of a recent program.
*Toriano Porter opines that “Kansas City is so closely associated with jazz that it would be shameful if apathy imperiled the future of (the American Jazz Museum)” for The Kansas City Star.
*Harold O’Neal created an EPK for his forthcoming Piano Cinema album.
*Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis will perform a world premiere at the Lied Center on October 11. The commissioned piece honors 15 people associated with the University of Kansas' basketball program.
*Tweet o’ the Week: Tony- It Was International Jazz Day In Kansas City And Nobody Cared . . . (link)
*Comment o’ the Week: BGO- Sure is great news to see Logan on the fabulous Tiny Desk Series.
*The Kansas City Jazz Calendar has been updated with a thorough listing of May’s gigs.
(Original image by Plastic Sax.)