Wednesday, December 26, 2007

Confirmation: Weekly News and Notes

*Dynamic Kansas City blues singer Annetta "Cotton Candy" Washington died yesterday.

*Kansas Citians and potential visitors to our city won't want to miss this official-looking documentary about the 18th & Vine district. Dennis Winslett serves as guide.

*Variety comments on the inception of the Metheny Foundation.

*Jon Bauer reports that the recent feature in JAM is just the beginning of a local media blitz to promote the January 20 memorial gig for Gregory Hickman-Williams at Jardine's.

*The curator of another jazz site is attempting to stimulate some conversation at his forum by asserting that St. Louis is a better jazz town than Kansas City. Any takers?

*Oscar Peterson died Sunday.

(I took this picture of Cotton Candy and Eugene Smiley at the American Jazz Museum's street party on September 15.)

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