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.)

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Karrin Allyson's new CD recieved 5 stars in the October 2011 issue of DOWNBEAT. Our Rod Fleeman's guitar work was cited positively.