Wednesday, June 20, 2012
Confirmation: Weekly News & Notes
*Angie Stone, Arturo Sandoval and Joe Louis Walker are the national headliners at the 2012 edition of the American Jazz Museum's Rhythm & Ribs Jazz & Blues Festival on October 13.
*Tim Finn reports that Mark Southerland is now an official member of Jacob Fred Jazz Odyssey. The band will perform the entirety of The Race Riot Suite, my favorite album of 2011, in its appearance at the RecordBar on Thursday, June 21. Here's a five-camera video of a rendition of "Grandfather's Gun."
*The Pace Report offers a compelling 25-minute feature on Eldar.
*David Basse was a guest on KCUR's Up To Date last week.
*KCJazzLark reflects on the impact urban renewal programs have had on the Kansas City's jazz district.
*The American Jazz Museum has a new Tumblr account.
*Hermon Mehari is the subject of a new video "documentary."
*The People's Liberation Big Band will perform its celebrated score to Battleship Potemkin at the Lawrence Arts Center on June 30.
*Mark Edelman lists the week's jazz events.
*Recent upgrades at the National Jazz Museum in Harlem are lauded by the New York Times.
*Tweet o' the Week: WOLFrach3I- #JazzintheWoods there are sooo many people here right now #perfectweather Instagram
*Comment o' the Week: tjjazzpiano- Well, performer selection aside, let me share a positive experience about CWJF. One of my first experiences hearing live jazz was at the Corporate Woods Jazz Festival. I listened to Pete Eye play with his trio on the main stage in 1997. I was able to go right up to the stage afterwards and have him sign a copy of his CD. Just hearing him playing and talking about music played a huge role in my decision to become a serious musician.
(Original image by Plastic Sax.)