Wednesday, August 10, 2011
Confirmation: Weekly News & Notes
*The address associated with GiGi's Jazz Inn is "for rent" according to a Facebook post. (Tip via a friend of Plastic Sax.)
*Jazz at Lincoln Center offers an excellent podcast about the late Frank Foster. (Via Jazz Times.)
*KCJazzLark reflects on the second anniversary of his excellent Kansas City jazz blog.
*Mike Dillon is interviewed by Tim Finn.
*Peter Witte, the dean of the University of Missouri-Kansas City’s Conservatory of Music and Dance, proposes "the creation of a UMKC performing arts campus"
*Pat Metheny was featured by the BBC yesterday.
*Black House Improvisors' Collective offers an update about its August 19 performance.
*Bassist Ron Roberts has published an e-book.
*An event titled Jazz by the River takes place August 21 in Leavenworth. A few details are here.
*A Rufus Reid-led gig featuring Bobby Watson was reviewed by The New York Times.
*Tweet o' the Week: Clint Ashlock: I know this is documented, but I'll say it again. I freaking love Stevie Wonder.
*Consumer tip: Today' deal at Muncharoo is a half-off deal on 2011-12 season tickets to New Ear.
*From Michael Shults: On August 19th the drummer Matt Kane is coming back to KC to play at Take Five with Clint Ashlock, Andrew Ouellette, Seth Lee, and me. Matt was a stalwart on the KC scene in the 90's before moving to NYC. He played with all the KC heavies while he was here and hasn't been back in 7 years.
*Spotted at Starlight Theater's site regarding the August 25 concert by Steely Dan: Acclaimed jazz artist Sam Yahel is on board as the tour's main support act.
*From Mark Lowrey: Thursday August 11th, I have the opportunity to play a solo piano concert at the Living Room Theater (1818 Mcgee). The sole purpose of the concert is to raise money for water.org. 100% of ticket and CD sales go to the cause. Water.org is a fantastic charity that helps provide sustainable solutions to the global water crisis… Doors to this event open at 7:15pm, with a concert at 8. Cover charge is a minimum of $5. Bring more!
*From Doug Talley: The Doug Talley Quartet will be performing The Kansas City Suite -- an original 10-movement composition, recorded in 2001 -- at the Kansas City Museum this Friday, August 12, 7:00pm. Weather permitting, we will be on the north lawn. Join us for "Pendergast," Stockyard Blues," "Shuttlecocks," "The Buck Stops Here," and much more! The concert is FREE and open to the public!
*From Beau Bledsoe: Flamenco Mio, a contemporary flamenco group hailing from Kansas City, will be performing throughout southern Spain this September. Beau Bledsoe (guitar/oud and composition/arrangement), Mark Southerland (tenor saxophone and horn sculptures), and current Sevilla resident Melinda Hedgecorth (dancer and choreographer) have been developing this unique collaboration for the past 3 years. Flamenco Mio, brainchild of Bledsoe, brings flamenco, jazz, and Turkish influences to bear on this modern folk art... Flamenco Mio will give a final performance in Kansas City as a grand send of to Spain at: Grunauer… Monday, August 15, 8:30pm. Admission $10.00
(Original image by Plastic Sax.)