*A "Tactical Social Media Promo Kit" designed to draw attention to this month's "Charlie Parker Celebration" is praised in the Kansas City Business Journal. KC Jazz Lark extolls the effort and points out a related item Rick Hellman wrote for Downbeat.
*The Mid-America Arts Alliance is presenting a free concert by Vine Street Rumble on Friday, September 5.
*A gig by Clint Ashlock's Forward is sanctioned by The Pitch.
*Chris Burnett riffs on the memorization and recreation of classic works.
*Tweet o' the Week: Fredric Sims- I think I am falling in love with jazz again! @GreenLadyLounge! #JazzTrio
*Comment o' the Week: Cb- Nice work. Reminds me lots of Logan Richardson.
*From Johnson County Community College: Two prominent area jazz musicians will perform at Johnson County Community College on Tuesday, Aug. 26, as part of a Kansas City celebration honoring Charlie “Yardbird” Parker. Bandleader and bassist Gerald Spaits and alto saxophonist Charles Perkins will play from noon to 1 p.m. in the college’s Atrium, the space between the Nerman Museum of Contemporary Art and the Regnier Center. The performance… is free and open to the public…
(Original image by Plastic Sax.)