Monday, July 7, 2008
Confirmation: Weekly News & Notes
*Kansas City's blues community honored jazz great Myra Taylor at the Kansas City Kansas Street Blues Festival. Words and images are here and here.
*Could something be happening here? The Pitch reviewed an installment of the new jazz series at the Record Bar. The Pitch also offers a free download by Brad Cox and the People's Liberation Orchestra.
*Aargh! Plastic Sax only became aware of Clarinet Fest's Kansas City convention after the fact. This enthusiast blogged the event.
*Newsweek profiled Eldar.
*Bararck Obama told Rolling Stone that his iPod includes Charlie Parker.
*Steve Penn celebrates the American Jazz Museum's budget.
*It's always interesting to gauge visitors' reactions to Kansas City. This fun tourist failed to make it to the jazz district on foot.
*Bobby Watson is big in Scotland.
*A letter writer in Topeka notes the success of the city's recent jazz festival.
(Original image of Big Joe Turner looking on at the Kansas City Kansas Street Blues Festival by Plastic Sax.)