Wednesday, December 28, 2011
Confirmation: Weekly News & Notes
*The Pitch reports that Ray Reed, a prominent figure on Kansas City's jazz scene for decades, has died.
*Harold O'Neal is the subject of an expansive NPR feature.
*Hearne Christopher's coverage of the situation at Jardine's continued here, here and here. Tony's Kansas City provides a related update here.
*The December 9 concert by the Black House Improvisors' Collective is available as a free download.
*The staff of the Blue Room aids a crime victim.
*Jazz figures prominently in Steve Paul's recap of 2011. Tim Finn notes the trend of jazz musicians collaborating with artists rooted in other genres.
*KC Metropolis previews a few upcoming jazz concerts.
*A New Orleans Style Jazz Funeral March will take place under the auspices of Occupy KC at noon on December 30 at 12th and Oak.
*The Magic Jazz Fairy returns to KCJazzLark.
*Melissa Treolo wrote a remembrance of Myra Taylor.
*John Bishop has died.
*Tweet o' the Week: GrunauerKC: Last minute NYE plans: Snuff Jazz, light appetizers & champagne toast in Vienna Zimmer only $20. 10p-1a. Tix available at Birdies or here.
(Original image by Plastic Sax.)