Wednesday, April 9, 2014
Confirmation: Weekly News & Notes
*The Pitch touts the career prospects of Kelley Gant.
*Sunday's concert by Chick Corea and Béla Fleck was reviewed by The Kansas City Star and KC Metropolis.
*Saxophonist Ryan Anselmi's new album Lookout Road contains a hybrid of jazz and Americana sounds.
*Pat Metheny recalls the influence Wes Montgomery had on his early work.
*Megan Birdsall is interviewed by The Pitch about her Americana project MBird.
*Jazz blogging is harder than it looks.
*Tweet o' the Week: Nicholas Segura- It didn't really hit until tonight, I'll miss you so so much my sister Dionne Jeroue
*From a press release: Nationally-syndicated jazz variety show the 12th Street Jump will return to the Broadway Jazz Club on Wednesday, April 16th from 7:30 pm to 9pm and will celebrate the music of double bassist and composer Charles Mingus with special guest Steve Lambert on saxophone.
*From a press release: (T)he Kansas City Kansas Community College Jazz Band is ramping up fundraising efforts for its trip to the 2014 Havana International Jazz Festival later this year… The KCKCC Jazz Band was invited to perform at the 2014 Havana International Jazz Festival in Havana, Cuba last fall. The festival is Dec. 17 to 22… Donations are currently being accepted to help the KCKCC Jazz Band with the approximately $60,000 of travel expenses...
*From Michael Shults: This Friday night from 7-11 at Louie's Wine Dive I'm playing a very special show with a great tenor saxophonist from Cincinnati named Oz Landesberg. Oz is, in my view, the top saxophone player in the Queen City and was one of my greatest inspirations during my two years there. Really looking forward to this one. We'll be joined by Seth Lee and TJ Martley. Wanted to encourage everyone to come out and check out Oz's fabulous playing and welcome him to KC for the weekend!
(Original image by Plastic Sax.)