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.)