Wednesday, January 19, 2011
Confirmation: Weekly News & Notes
*Steve Penn reports on the most recent rift at the Mutual Musicians Foundation.
*Chuck Berg covered the Topeka Jazz Workshop's January 16 tribute to the late Russ Long. The concert was also previewed by the Topeka Capital-Journal.
*Robert Folsom reviewed Earl Klugh's concert at the Folly Theater.
*The merits of this weekend's Jazz Winterlude festival are extolled by KCJazzLark.
*Ink offers a review of the debut album by the People's Liberation Big Band of Kansas City.
*Mark Edelman promotes the live jazz offerings at Leawood's West Chase Grille. It's the first I've heard of it. There's no mention of jazz at the restaurant's site.
*A blogger questions Kansas City's jazz legacy.
*From the American Jazz Museum: The American Jazz Museum mourns the passing of William Henry Cogshell, who left us on January 6, 2011. Mr. Cogshell was a current member of the American Jazz Museum Board of Directors and Chair of the Board Finance Committee.
*Joe Lovano's January 11 concert at the Village Vanguard streams here.
*Doug Talley was featured in a North Dakota publication.
*Doug Auwarter shares Brazilian recipes.
*The Take Five Coffee House offers live music, including an occasional jazz event. Diverse, for example, performs at the Leawood venue on Friday, January 21.
*Tweet o' the Week: Clint Ashlock: Thursday night, JCCC Winterlude - New Jazz Order with Megan Birdsall, 7-8pm. It's FREE. And good. In JOHNSON COUNTY. Seriously. Come.
*My friend Meesha asks readers for help in identifying a set of vintage photos of Kansas City.
*Care to guess which youth jazz participant admired Charlie Parker? You really don't want to know.
*Ink previewed Diverse's forthcoming performance of A Tribe Called Quest's Low End Theory.
*Concert announcements: Stanley Clarke and Victor Wooten appear at the Granada Theater on March 11. Junior Mance returns to the Blue Room with a quintet on February 5.
*From Steve Kidwell: Hoping you'll list these events on your calendar. They are all part of the Musical Gems Concert series benefiting the Lincoln College Preparatory Academy Wind Ensemble performance in China. The third event is not a jazz event- but is great music! Horace Washington, woodwinds with the Kicks Big Band, January 28, 8 p.m. Mike Ning, piano & Sherri Jones, vocalist with the Kicks Big Band and the Lincoln Academy Jazz Ensemble, February 18, 8 p.m. Lincoln Academy Wind Ensemble premiering their China repertoire, February 27, 3 p.m. All three events are at the Gem Theater. Advanced: VIP $50, Regular $25, Under 12 - $15 (upper level only)
(Original image by Plastic Sax.)