Wednesday, January 21, 2009
Confirmation: Weekly News & Notes
*Both Jardine's and the Blue Room made Downbeat's new list of the world's 100 Best Jazz Clubs. A link? Don't be silly. Why would the magazine want people poking around at their site?
*The American Jazz Museum may face a decrease in city funding according to a KCUR report. Their story includes a link to the official documents.
*The staff of Plastic Sax is extraordinarily excited about the "Blue Note Records Listening Party" at the Blue Room on February 10. From the American Jazz Museum: Hosted by renowned saxophonist Bobby Watson and local Blue Note Records aficionado Elmer Jackson, the session is free and open to the public. Attendees will discuss the impact of the many eras of the legendary Blue Note record label while listening to local DJ and jazz enthusiast Miles Bonny spin music from 5:00PM to 7:00PM. Bonny provides a slightly different set of details at his site.
*Joel Francis offers his thoughtful analysis of the state of jazz in 2009.
*The second vlog by Miles Bonny is up.
*Jeff Harsharger is profiled by Joe Klopus.
*Via the ARC label group: It is with pleasure that we pass along this message from the Kansas City Youth Jazz, Inc. (KCYJ) organization. An Evening to Establish the Leon Brady Scholarship. This is our chance to... support and thank Leon Brady for 50 years of teaching and promoting music education, helping our kids make the right choices (and) keeping Kansas City's Jazz heritage alive. Time: 7:00 to 9:00 PM. Date: Thursday, February 12, 2009. Place: YWCA of Greater Kansas City/1017 North Sixth Street/Kansas City, KS. Program: Performances by KCYJ students. Please respond by January 30 to 913-424-9903 or firstname.lastname@example.org | www.KCYouthJazz.org.
(Original image by Plastic Sax.)