Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Confirmation: Weekly News & Notes

*Because I'm both unwilling and unable to address the "Curtis Got Slapped" phenomenon, I'll suggest that curious Plastic Sax readers begin with the link provided here.

*NPR's A Blog Supreme appreciates "Moten Swing."

*Here's a poem inspired by Dave Douglas' recent appearance at the Blue Room.

*Howard Reich raves about Bobby Watson's opening night at Chicago's Jazz Showcase. (Tip via RH.) The Pittsburgh Tribune-Review critiqued Watson's The Gates BBQ Suite.

*Federal funding for the American Jazz Museum is characterized as a "ridiculous earmark".

*I admire what T.J. Martley has done here. And there's more where that came from.

*UMKC provides an update on Hermon Mehari.

*Here's more on the Reno Club from KCJazzLark.

*Steve Penn catches up with Harold O'Neal.

*New inductees into the Kansas Music Hall of Fame include Count Basie, Charlie Parker and Bobby Watson.

*Delfeayo Marsalis' Sweet Thunder "theatrical jazz production," will be performed at the Jim D. Morris Auditorium in Springfield, MO, on February 5.

*In addition to Kenny G's "Holiday Show" on December 17, the Midland Theater will host Chris Botti on February 18.

*A fascinating discussion is taking place in the comment section of the previous Plastic Sax post.

*Charlie Parker scholar Phil Schaap has a Twitter account.

*Tweet of the week: PatMethenyNews: Pat just completed shooting the Orchestrion show for a new HD-DVD that will be available on Blu-ray+ 3D formats

(Original image by Plastic Sax.)


Happy In Bag said...

Message to anonymous commenter- I did not publish your comment because I just can't find a link that verifies your numbers. While I have no reason to believe you're wrong, I need independent confirmation. Feel free to come up with definitive proof or rephrase your comment. Thanks.

Happy In Bag said...

The anonymous commenter provided a link to the Greater Kansas City Community Foundation.

He or she mentioned that the salary of the American Jazz Museum's CEO was listed there.

After poring over the files, I did find the information in a set of PDFs.

Anonymous said...

Enter American Jazz Museum. Click on financial statements and scroll through the tax returns. They are listed clearly with no ambiguity,

Anonymous said...

Go to the website.
Search Non-Profits. Type in American Jazz Museum
Click on Financial Statements and click on the tax returns. The info is on the tax returns. You can also see what the previous AJM administration was making during the earlier years.

Great salaries!

ericcartman said...

wow. Cue up "Nice work if you can get it" joke.