Tuesday, August 12, 2008
Confirmation: Weekly News & Notes
*New construction has begun in the jazz district.
*Bobby Watson is quoted in an interesting story about the dearth of black jazz students.
*Present reviews Killer Strayhorn's debut.
*The Crossroads Music Fest 4 schedule lists several jazz-related performances. It takes place September 6 at assorted Kansas City venues.
*Here's a quick reminder- the annual Charlie Parker "grave site tribute" is August 24. Last year's event was very nice.
*I've updated the Plastic Sax Event Calendar. The focus is largely on appearances by touring artists. But listen up, musicians- I promise to include your gigs if you email me with venues and exact dates. (My head explodes with itineraries like "every third Tuesday at Club X and sometimes odd-numbered Fridays at Club Y"...)
(Original image by Plastic Sax.)