Wednesday, May 6, 2015
Confirmation: Weekly News & Notes
*Mark Lowrey’s contribution to Tech N9ne’s new album is detailed by the producer of the project.
*This weekend’s collaborations between Chris Burnett and Dino Massa are highlighted by The Pitch.
*Karrin Allyson’s new recording with Kenny Barron and John Patitucci will be released by Motéma Music later this year.
*Joe Klopus notes the May 9 concert by the Kansas City Jazz Orchestra.
*Joe Cartwright was interviewed by Joe Dimino.
*Tweet o’ the Week: Rick Hellman- @KCMO I loved and still miss Claude "Fiddler" Williams b/c he swung hard and had a unique sweet-yet-grating tone #KCJazzDay
*From Paul Shinn: ... (T)he trio will be performing in Kansas City for four evenings this week at our "home-away-from-home" -- the Green Lady Lounge! Dominique, Ryan and I will be performing in the Orion Room (downstairs level) at the GLL located at 18th & Grand in the Crossroads District at the following times: Thursday, May 7th 9pm-12am, Friday, May 8th 9pm-1am, Saturday, May 9th 6pm-9pm, Sunday, May 10th 8pm-11pm… Also, be on the lookout for another album from the trio that will be released towards the end of 2015 and more appearances in KC before then to promote the upcoming release.
*From the American Jazz Museum: The '15 Jammin' at the Gem concert series concludes with Marilyn Maye, who will also receive the American Jazz Museum's 2015 Lifetime Achievement Award… Once nominated for a Grammy in the mid-1960s as Best New Artist, her career is still going strong at age 87 as audiences are amazed to discover she still exudes the vocal strength and stamina of a singer half her age… Sat., May 23. Gem Theater.
*The Kansas City Jazz Calendar has been updated for May.
(Original image by Plastic Sax.)