Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Confirmation: Weekly News & Notes

*David Basse was interviewed by Joel Nichols of KMBZ.

*Lindsay Shannon was featured in The Star's Sunday magazine.

*An NPR-sponsored poll generated a list of the "One Hundred Quintessential Jazz Songs". Here's Kansas City's representation: #55- Count Basie's "April In Paris; #71- Charlie Parker's "Koko"; #83- Count Basie's "One O'Clock Jump"; #90- Charlie Parker's "Yardbird Suite"; #94- Charlie Parker's "Orinthology."

*A performance by Bram Wijnands, Rod Fleeman and Tommy Ruskins was documented by KCJazzLark.

*An update on Dave Stephens is provided by Tony's Kansas City.

*Mark Edelman highlights a few jazz gigs.

*The Kansas City Jazz Orchestra now has a blog.

*Lee Ingalls makes his audio feature on the late Russ Long available to readers of his blog.

*Tweet o' the Week: beauxmuzik: Super bowl at record bar. Plbb performs black eyed peas deconstruction. Matt Otto has a new bass sax. Brains rattled.

*From Jardine's: Thursday, February 10: The Millie Edwards & Michael Pagan Quartet host A Celebration of the Life of Nancy Van Fleet jam session; 5:00 to 7:30 pm, $4 cover; collected cover will be donated to hospice on Nancy's behalf.

*From Mark Lowrey, Plastic Sax's 2010 Person of the Year: It's good to be back in KC after a very rewarding trip to Ouellesebougou, Mali with my friend and musical conspirator Barclay Martin along with the doctors and nurses with Medical Missions Foundation. In the five full days in the village, the 2 surgeons performed 80 some surgeries, the clinic saw over 1100 patients, and Barclay and I did musical presentations focusing on hand washing with soap to over 6000 kids in the schools.

*From Jim Mair: Kansas City Jazz Camp (10th annual), June 6-10, 2011, $195 tuition (includes lunch and field trips), Ages 13 through Adult (beginner through advanced levels), Jazz Combos, daily concerts, group lessons, jazz improvisation classes, Sponsored by The Kansas City Jazz Orchestra and Kansas City Kansas Community College. Additional details are here.

(Original slushy image by Plastic Sax.)

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