Wednesday, June 18, 2008
Confirmation: Weekly News & Notes
*Here's a little history of the St. Joseph Coleman Hawkins Jazz Festival. The 2008 edition takes place this weekend.
*Sometime jazz cat Bill Caldwell made the cover of the Star in a very interesting story about the increasingly prevalent use of prerecorded music at Branson's theaters.
*"Will the 18th & Vine District Survive?" A pretty rough headline is attached to Marissa Cleaver's KSHB piece on Rhythm & Ribs.
*Tim Finn makes the rounds Saturday, including a stop at Rhythm & Ribs.
*A saxophone museum in St. Louis? I don't see any Graftons listed.
*Our friend Lee Ingalls laments the loss of Esbjorn Svensson.
*Alaadeen received a grant.
*The Plastic Sax staff continues to mourn the loss of Ed Fenner. Selfishly, we shed a new tear each time we check to see if the Jazz Ambassador's calendar is still blank.
(Original image by Plastic Sax.)