Wednesday, August 1, 2007

Confirmation: Weekly News and Notes

*NPR aired a fine downloadable program about Mary Lou Williams last week. They also list a Bobby Watson concert online here.

*The Shawnee Mission version of today's Star features a profile of Eldar.

*Are you excited about the Charlie Parker Jazz Festival? You'll have to travel to New York. This year's lineup includes Chico Hamilton and Abby Lincoln. Additional events are listed here.

*Did you know that there's also something called the Charlie Parker Jazz Prize? It's given away annually in New York. This year's recipient is Jose Bevia.

*Leon Brady received an award from the Johnson County Library Foundation.

*Kansas City's Jay Sollenberger is participating in a reunion of jazz-rock band Chase.

*Lee Ingalls, KCUR's jazz critic, recaps his recent survey picks in his July 27 post at The New Low Down. He also highlights two upcoming shows at the Blue Room at the site.

*The Call ran a detailed story about forthcoming events at the American Jazz Museum, but the piece is no longer available at its site.

*Chamber Music Northwest recently featured the premiere of an "ode to Charlie Parker" composed by David Schiff.

*The Star reported that the Alloy Orchestra will perform at Screenland Granada in Kansas City, KS, on October 12-13.

(Image of Mary Lou Williams borrowed from Rutgers University.)

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