Wednesday, July 31, 2013
Confirmation: Weekly News & Notes
*Matt Kane is featured on Joe Dimino's Neon Jazz.
*There's plenty of jazz content in The Pitch's survey of Kansas City's music scene.
*The Kansas City Business Journal reports on the city's ongoing investments in the Jazz District.
*Michael Shults performs on a new release by the Joe Duran Nonet.
*A critic characterizes Eldar Djangirov's Breakthrough album as "brilliant."
*The International Association of Jazz Record Collectors' convention will be held in Kansas City in September.
*Tweet o' the Week: Michael Shults- Every time I play with @StevenLambertKC I'm a weird mix of inspired and depressed afterwards. #sessionrat #persistence #diligence #hardwork
*Comment o' the Week: Nigel- Sure miss all the great dialogue we used to have on this blog.
*From Take Five Coffee: We've got a weekend of serious music therapy sure to get down inside you and correct what ails you… Both shows start at 8pm, and cost a mere $5 at the door. (As always, the whole door goes to the musicians.) Friday night, it's the Chris Hazelton Trio. An emerging master of the B3, Hazelton brings Danny Embrey on guitar and Kevin Frazee on drums. The room will jump. Get in early so you have a place to land. Saturday night the marvelous, mischievous and magical Miss Megan Birdsall will sing jazz as only she can. And what a group she's got behind her: TJ Martley on piano, Danny Embrey on guitar, Bob Bowman on bass and Tim Cambron on drums.
*From a press release: Spirituality & All That Jazz. 7:00 p.m. Unity Temple on the Plaza. Tickets at the door only - $7.00. Wednesday, August 7, 2013. Kansas City’s Own Rich Hill, Pianist & Vocalist performing with Tim Whitmer & The Consort Band. Rich Hill, jazz keyboardist/vocalist/trombonist… studied classical piano with John McIntyre and Jazz with George Salisbury and John Elliott. He’s accompanied major Jazz and Blues artists such as Slide Hampton, Eddie "Lockjaw" Davis, and Albert Collins, and opened concerts for Frank Zappa, Ray Charles, and Harry Connick, Jr. Rich maintains an active schedule performing in Kansas City Jazz venues.
(Original image by Plastic Sax.)