Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Confirmation: Weekly News & Notes

*Here's some compelling video documentation of a youth jazz program at Johnson County Community College. (Tip via a faithful Plastic Sax reader.)

*"Quick: how many living jazz artists can you name? Wynton Marsalis? OK, who else?" A concert preview for Jacky Terrasson in the St. Louis Post-Dispatch suggests attempting this alarming exercise on civilians.

*Saxophonist Steve Wilson is working on a project titled “Charlie Parker – Looking Forward and Backward."

*Plastic Sax's magic elves failed to find Steve Paul's review of Eldar at Jardine's. Paul mentioned it to me when I bumped into him at Saturday's Stefon Harris show.

*Pat Metheny made NPR's "Best CDs of 2008" list.

*Here's a report on an Oklahoma-style tribute to Marilyn Maye.

*Last week I expressed excitement that a new Johnson County restaurant would be featuring live jazz. It turns out that the Gaslight Grill has opened with a house band led by Lynn Zimmer. He lacks a website but I get the impression Zimmer plays Dixieland.

(Original image by Plastic Sax.)

1 comment:

bgo said...

Quick: How many living throat-singers of Tuva can you name?