Wednesday, September 19, 2012
Confirmation: Weekly News & Notes
*The Kansas City Star offers a review of the Kansas City's Jazz Orchestra's debut performance at Helzberg Hall.
*Steve Kraske interviewed Kevin Mahogany on KCUR's Up to Date.
*Outside Inside Out critiques Become Light by the Project H.
*A new recording by Brian Baggett's trio is available as a free download at Bandcamp.
*The Kansas City Business Journal provides details about the Kill Devil Club, including the venue's hours and cover policy.
*KCJazzLark provides a recap of the Prairie Village Jazz Festival.
*David Hudnall's review of Hearts of Darkness' Shelf Life suggests that the band is " a meaningful, modern link to KC's jazz heritage."
*Chris Burnett offers a tease of a new composition titled "Analog Networking."
*UMKC's student newspaper attempts to inform students about Kansas City's jazz district.
*I got in over my head while messing around at the domain settings of this site's host, inadvertently making Plastic Sax difficult to locate for some readers. I apologize. I'm working on a fix.
*Tweet o' the Week: KCJazzConnxn- Sigh... Brian McKnight is the headliner at the KC Rhythm and Ribs Festival? That's messed up. #kcjazz
*Comment o' the Week: Cb- I totally agree with your assessment of Bill McKemy's forward-thinking approach to music and this release as leader, HIB. This recording was among those that struck me as deserving of wider recognition when I first returned home to the KC metro to live.
*From Jim Mair on behalf of Kansas City Kansas Community College: The Everette DeVan Quartet featuring vocalist Eboni Fondren will kick off a new monthly “Jazz by the Lake” noon-time concert series at Kansas City Kansas Community College Thursday, Oct. 4. A series of six concerts featuring some of Kansas City’s most famous jazz artists, the performances will be held from noon-1 p.m. in the Conference Center adjacent to the Campus Lake on the KCKCC campus at 7250 State Avenue… The remainder of the schedule:
Thursday November 1- Bram Wijnands Trio
Thursday December 6- Joe Cartwright Trio
Thursday February 7- Diverse
Thursday March 7- Chris Hazelton and Friends
Thursday April 4- Tim Whitmer
(Original image by Plastic Sax.)