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.)
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HIB - Thanks for covering the jazz scene at PlasticSax.com (those of us who love the music don't say it enough) and for posting the link about the kind Jazz Beat feature by Larry Kopitnik in The Pitch! Dino has been here since Wednesday (May 6) and really loves Kansas City. We are looking forward to performing at the Blue Room on Friday May 8 and at Take Five on Saturday May 9. However, for some odd reason, I could not find any trace of Joe Klopus' column "Jazz Town" in The Star online. Best, Cb
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