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.)

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