Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Confirmation: Weekly News & Notes

*Plastic Sax is gently chided by KCJazzLark as he deplores the absence of a major jazz festival in Kansas City.

*Kristin Shafel reviewed a concert by Bobby Watson and the Kansas City Jazz Orchestra.

*Michael Shults took 3rd place in the 2012 NASA Jazz Artist Competition.

*Clips from the American Jazz Museum’s John H. Baker Archives Jazz Film Collection are featured in the AMC Theatres Kansas City FilmFest.

*David Basse is among a handful of jazz-based acts scheduled to perform at Salina's Smoky Hill River Festival in June.

*Tweet o' the Week: Todd R. Wilkinson- Playing at Take Five Coffee Bar tonight from7-9PM. Won't you come down and save the lonely ten-piece jazz band? :(

*Comment o' the Week: Bob McWilliams- …the contrast between the very buttoned-down Basile and the over the top energy and emotion from Scheps was rather stark…

*From Michael Pagan: Kansas City Youth Jazz organizers have set their annual Masters of jazz fundraiser for 6:30 PM on Sunday, April 22nd 2012 at the Madrid Theater... The event will include dinner and music provided by the Abel Ramirez big band and KCYJ groups for listening and dancing. Tickets cost $75 per person. A Patrons’ Party/reception will take place at 6:00 PM for donations of $150 or more. Dance/cash bar only tickets will be available for $20.

(Original image of Frank Basile and Rob Scheps at Take Five Coffee + Bar by Plastic Sax.)

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