Wednesday, March 23, 2011
Confirmation: Weekly News & Notes
*Here's the initial word on Karrin Allyson's forthcoming album. (Tip via Steve Paul.)
*KCJazzLark challenges the gist of Plastic Sax's March 7 post.
*A jazz-related art exhibit is plugged by Steve Penn.
*Mary Stallings is praised by Joe Klopus in his most recent column.
*Joe Lovano's new tribute to Charlie Parker received another rapturous review. The saxophonist performs at the Folly Theater on April 2.
*Tweet o' the Week: bandcalledmouth: Just looking at our web-stats... 2,500+ downloads from over 35 countries since last May. Nice! Check out our site
*I've been offline for almost two weeks. I apologize for allowing comment approval for the ongoing conversation to lag.
*From a press release: Wednesday, May 4, 2011; Kansas City Kansas Community College Jazz Extravaganza: KCKCC Big Band, Jazz Combo and Vocal Jazz Ensemble "The Standard" under the direction of Jim Mair, Jurgen Welge, John Stafford & Mike Ning. Music by Count Basie, The Beatles, Freddie Hubbard, Thelonious Monk, Bobby McFerrin, Charlie Parker, Pat Metheny, Thad Jones and so much more!
*From Jim Mair: The Kansas City Jazz Orchestra and Kansas City Jazz Alliance in cooperation with Kansas City Kansas Community College are pleased to collaborate on the 10th annual Kansas City Jazz Camp. The dates are June 6-10, 2011. We have assembled an outstanding faculty and would very much enjoy having your fine students ages 13 and up to participate. The jazz camp includes classes in jazz improvisation for beginners, through advanced along with small group performance ensembles. Master classes and jazz history will also be included. The week will conclude with an afternoon student performance at the 12th Street Rag Room in the Downtown Marriot hotel... If you would like further information please give me a call. 913-288-7503.
(Original image of Alaturka sign in Brussels, Belgium, by Plastic Sax.)