Wednesday, September 14, 2011
Confirmation: Weekly News & Notes
*Here's a nice remembrance of the late Pearl Thuston-Brown.
*Unlike Plastic Sax, KCJazzLark refuses to blame Shay Estes for the cancellation of the Prairie Village Jazz Festival. He does, however, provide a couple of nice photos.
*The PV Post offers a follow-up story on the Prairie Village Jazz Festival's cancellation.
*The free "14th Street Jazz Fest" is Sunday September 18 in the Power & Light district. Participating musicians include Mark Lowrey Will Matthews, Ida McBeth, Matt Otto and Darryl Terrel. More information is available here.
*Harold O'Neal did not win, place or show at the Thelonious Monk International Jazz Piano Competition, but he did catch the attention of many, including a correspondent for Jazz Times.
*The UMKC Conservatory of Music commissioned a 30-second commercial for its upcoming gig at Kauffman Center.
*Hunter Long pledges to "figure out how to play with electronic beats in a non-cheesy way" in a new post about Hominid.
*Marc Myers examines the new Basie-Sinatra reissue with enthusiasm.
*A blogger recounts his visit to The American Jazz Museum.
*Here's an impressive performance video of Mouth at Crosstown Station on July 2.
*Tweet o' the Week: kcjazzlark: Storm moved through, ruined some electrical equipment. Rest of Prairie Village Jazz Fest is cancelled. Very sad.
*The wake for longtime Kansas City music industry personality Leroy Johnson is Sunday, September 18, from 2-5 p.m. at BB's Lawnside BBQ.
*The September 9 "Current State and Future of Jazz" program on Up To Date featuring Brad Cox, Deborah Brown, Shay Estes and Bobby Watson is available as a podcast.
(Original image by Plastic Sax.)