Wednesday, September 30, 2015
Confirmation: Weekly News & Notes
*Hermon Mehari spoke to Tim Finn about his victory at a trumpet competition in Texas.
*A large swathe of Kansas City’s jazz community will receive new grants from ArtsKC.
*Sam Mellinger comments on the Kansas City Royals’ new baseball youth academy in the Jazz District. KC Jazz Lark speculates that the project could lead to a brighter future for the area.
*The Kansas City Star reports that four people were shot in the Jazz District early Sunday morning.
*The Kansas City Star reviewed Zappa Plays Zappa’s concert at Crossroads KC.
*Joe Dimino’s recent interview subjects include Ron Miles.
*Phil Woods, one of Charlie Parker’s most devoted acolytes, has died.
*Tweet o’ the Week: Tony Tixier- Playing a house concert with #Diverse on a beautiful lawn under the #lunareclipse @kctrumpeter (photo)
*Comment o’ the Week: Anonymous- Glad to have you back. Thrash metal and hip hop ain't got nothing on melodic bop!
*From a press release: The vivacious vocals of Lori Tucker performing with Tim Whitmer & The Consort Band, Wednesday, October 7, 2015, at Unity Temple on the Plaza. Tickets at the door only $7.00. The Pitch recommended the concert.
(Original image by Plastic Sax.)