Wednesday, June 25, 2008
Confirmation: Weekly News & Notes
*The ballot for the annual Pitch music awards offers an interesting perspective on Kansas City's jazz scene. The category's nominees are John Brewer, Snuff Jazz, the Boulevard Big Band, Megan Birdsall, Ahmad Alaadeen and Kerry Strayer. That's quite a mix.
*Steve Penn analyzes development in the jazz district.
*Even though it fails to capture the essence of her performance, you'll want to view this video montage of Megan Birdsall's turn at last weekend's Jazz In the Woods festival.
*Plastic Sax plans to avoid the auction of the Music Exchange's remaining inventory. Too much baggage and too many ghosts...
*Rhythm & Ribs reviews are trickling in. An Inkc blogger liked the beer. This guy like Louis Hayes. This person didn't care for another fan's antics. Present offers a nice black and white set of photos.
*Prime Pat Metheny from 1982 was just uploaded to YouTube.
*John and Ken Eberhart present From Jazz To Verse July 8 at the downtown library.
*I'm sorry I failed you, loyal Plastic Sax readers. This event at the Central Library happened yesterday. Just like you, I read about it the paper.
*The Kansas City Kansas Street Blues Festival is this weekend.
(Original image by Plastic Sax.)