Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Confirmation: Weekly News & Notes

*The Kansas City Star reports that the Mutual Musicians Foundation has received approval to proceed with plans to open a 100-watt radio station.  Anita Dixon was interviewed by a television station about the concept.  A blogger examines the viability of the plan.

*A profile of Gunnar Gidner, a saxophonist studying at UMKC and the winner of the 2015 Vandoren Emerging Jazz Artist Competition, was published by KCUR.

*KC Jazz Lark reports that Take Five Coffee + Bar was filled to capacity during a performance by the Boogaloo 7. 

*Sonny Gibson speaks about Charlie Parker in a television news report.

*Joe Klopus recommended Gerald Albright’s concert at the Gem Theater.

*The Pitch touted Mark Southerland's Mardi Ra show at Take Five Coffee + Bar.

*KCUR previewed Marcus Hampton’s gig at the Blue Room.

*“Jazz: Then and Now,” an exhibit at the American Jazz Museum, is promoted in a three-minute television segment.

*The Millennial Society, a new initiative of the American Jazz Museum, “aims to reach out to more millennials.”

*Rudresh Mahanthappa spoke to NPR about his new Charlie Parker-inspired album.

*Tweet o’ the Week: Trey Sanchez- @ExploreKC Comparing the green lady to the Broadway club. At the green lady I experienced a luxury called a "PARKING SPOT" #Jazz #parking

*From Take Five Coffee + Bar: Friday, February 13, 8pm: Mardi Ra with Mark Southerland- ...Join us for Sun Ra meets Mardi Gras, hosted by Mark Southerland on saxophone and various wind-powered creations, with Clarke Wyatt on keyboards, Nick Howell, trumpet, Bill McKemy, bass and sousaphone, and Arnold Young on drums and cymbals. $10 cover.  Saturday, February 14, 8pm: Second-Line Valentine!- ....Drummer (and Take Five barista!) Brad Williams leads the second-line jam… $5 cover.  Sunday, February 8, 10am - 2pm: Sunday Jazz Brunch: Jeff Harshbarger- Master bassist Jeff Harshbarger has long been one of the city’s leading creative spirits... Andrew Ouellette on piano, Brian Steever on whisk broom. No cover.

(Original image by Plastic Sax.)

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