Wednesday, May 7, 2008

Confirmation: Weekly News and Notes

*Saint Joseph is erecting a statue of Coleman Hawkins during their jazz festival in June. It's the work of the Coleman Hawkins Jazz Society.

*Kansas City's Fox affiliate broadcast a nice segment on Sons of a Hoofer.

*Did you see that Louis Hayes has been added to the Rhythm & Ribs lineup?

*Poor health prevented Clark Terry from appearing at a concert at Unity Temple Sunday night. KCUR aired a feature before the bad news hit.

*Hearne Christopher Jr. reports that Marilyn Maye is returning to Jardine's.

*Details have emerged about the new signage going up in the Jazz District.

*A one-man play about Charlie Parker was produced in Massachusetts.

*One-time Kansas City resident Ronnell Bright is extensively interviewed here.

*Frank Wess was recently featured in both the New York Sun and in the New York Times.

*Bebopified raves about a recent Karrin Allyson show.

*Leawood? Ask David Basse.

(Original image of Chicago by Plastic Sax.)

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