Wednesday, March 11, 2009
Confirmation: Weekly News & Notes
*Fans of Rhythm & Ribs can breathe a sigh of relief. As revealed in this Star article, the powers that be have endorsed the festival. Among the tantalizing details: "This year, the festival will try to drum up interest by offering deep discounts to early birds and have a free Friday night outdoor concert featuring local entertainers."
*The career of Pearl Huston Brown is documented in an invaluable piece by Joe Klopus.
*I recently spotted a two-for-one admission coupon to the American Jazz Museum at VisitKC.
*Corky Carrell photographed the Blue Note 7 for Present magazine.
*A critic at a Florida newspaper reviewed a Kevin Mahogany concert.
*Patchchord recently engaged in one of Plastic Sax's favorite pastimes- analyzing the state of jazz.
*Vine Street Boogie, an American Jazz Museum fundraiser, takes place April 11. Tickets are $100.
*Our friend Lee Ingalls found a cache of old videos featuring Bobby Watson. And Watson continues to stay busy.
*A helpful reader implored me to mention Marilyn Maye's forthcoming gigs at Jardine's. Her four night run begins March 22.
*Lee Hill Kavanaugh wrote an intriguing tribute to Arch Martin.
*Jaleel Shaw recounts a recent visit to Kansas City.
*Steve Penn noted Vince Bilardo's passing.
* Loads of Sue Vicory's interviews with Kansas City jazz musicians are posted at her YouTube account.
(Original image by Plastic Sax.)