Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Confirmation: Weekly News & Notes

*The Kansas City Business Journal reports that "jazz isn't dead in KC."

*Rick Hellman reviewed Bobby Watson's recent performance at the Blue Room for Downbeat.

*The Pitch recommends a gig led by Matt Otto.

*Jon Poses praises the Prairie Village Jazz Festival in a roundup of upcoming jazz events.

*A one-man show titled Bird Lives! is playing in Los Angeles.

*Marc Myers offers a consumer guide to recordings of Charlie Parker's Rockland Palace concert.

*The Vanguard Jazz Orchestra's new album is titled OverTime: Music of Bob Brookmeyer.

*Tweet o' the Week: Mayor Sly James- Count Basie Orchestra at the Gem! (video)

*From a press release: The versatile vocals of Dan Doran, pianist, performing with Tim Whitmer & The Consort Band, Spirituality & All That Jazz, Unity Temple on the Plaza... Wednesday, September 3, 2014... Tickets at the door only - $7.00… .  Dan Doran has been a major presence on the Kansas City music scene for more than 30 years...

*From Rob Scheps: Baritone Sax Master Roger Rosenberg will give a Clinic with the Quintet including Rob Scheps, Roger Wilder, Bob Bowman and Brian Steever. Sunday October 26th, 3-6 pm, Take Five Coffee Bar… Roger Rosenberg, one of the greatest Baritone saxophonists in the History of Jazz, will: 1. Perform with the Quintet; 2.  Discuss his amazing career with Steely Dan (he is on a 3 month National tour with them right now); 3. The clinic is open to musicians who want to sit in, and receive constructive advice and criticism from Mr. Rosenberg.

(Original image of a window display in Westport by Plastic Sax.)

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