Wednesday, February 27, 2008

Confirmation: Weekly News and Notes

*Although the Star's wonderful magazine feature Sunday focused on the gospel legacy of Western University, it's essential reading for anyone who hopes to fully understand the breadth of Kansas City's musical contributions. Inspired by the piece, I visited Quindaro earlier this week. I tell the story in words and pictures here.

*KCUR pleasantly surprised me with two local jazz-related features this week. A downloadable profile on drummer Brandon Draper is here. And a lengthy piece by Sylvia Maria Gross on Luz D'Sol can be accessed here.

*The Pitch profiled Myra Taylor.

*Jazz producer Teo Macero died last week. Count Basie was among the many jazz giants with whom he collaborated.

*Acclaimed trumpeter Terell Stafford plays the Folly on Friday,

(Image by Plastic Sax.)

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