Wednesday, February 18, 2009
Confirmation: Weekly News & Notes
*Sam Hartle of The Kansas City Kansan covered a recent Kansas City Youth Jazz event. His report includes insightful video footage.
*Longtime Count Basie associate Louis Bellson died on Valentine's Day.
*Bob Brookmeyer's appearance in Columbia is previewed by Joe Klopus.
*The Charlie Parker Jazz Festival (a New York-based organization) commissioned a work by Will McEvoy's Mutasm.
*They're talking about Charlie Parker over in St. Louis.
*A performance by Imani Winds was reviewed by The Star.
*A local blogger notes an ironic jazz-related twist to a heated political debate.
*Karrin Allyson's forthcoming dates at Jardine's have been moved to June 17-18.
*Joel Francis is unveiling a list of "15 Jazz Greats To Emerge In the Last 20 Years." Will any local artists make the cut?
*A handful of jazz-related acts are participating in KKFI's band auction.
*Jazz Wax interviews Phil Woods.
*Kansas City's jazz scene has a fan in Tokyo.
*Former Kansas City favorite Lee is on fire over at The New Low Down.
(Original image by Plastic Sax.)