Wednesday, November 14, 2007

Confirmation: Weekly News and Notes

*Those who appreciate Kansas City's several outstanding jazz guitarists are advised to check out Wichita's Jerry Hahn. He plays like an angry Jim Hall (that's a compliment) in this 2006 performance at Jardine's. The video also features an excellent Joe Cartwright solo. Hahn plays the Blue Room on November 19.

*Sometime Plastic Sax contributor Dan Jaffe is profiled in a Florida newspaper.

*Our old friend Lee turned me on to a 14-second clip of live jazz at YJ's.

*The Star reports on a jazz-related art project downtown.

*The UMKC student paper reviews a night at the Blue Room.

*Add Weather Channel viewers to the long list of people who hate Charlie Parker's music.

*Don't forget that Bill Charlap, the "new Bill Evans," headlines at the Folly Theater this Friday.

(Random image of young woman brandishing a "plastic sax" found on Flickr.)

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