Wednesday, October 21, 2015
Confirmation: Weekly News & Notes
*Feast reports that the jazz venue Broadway Kansas City may soon become a Scandinavian restaurant.
*Chris Hazelton’s Boogaloo 7 and Molly Hammer are among the critic’s picks in The Pitch’s Best of Kansas City awards. The Green Lady Lounge, Mark Lowrey and the 18th & Vine Jazz and Blues Festival are among the reader’s picks.
*Mike Metheny created a video preview for his forthcoming album Twelve For the Road.
*The Count Basie Orchestra will release its first Christmas album on November 6. Here’s a video trailer for A Very Swingin’ Basie Christmas.
*Christ Community is hosting the 2nd Annual Brookside Jazz Festival on November 7.
*The Pitch recommends Ron Carlson’s series of gigs at the Art Factory.
*A critic for KCUR reviewed Hmph’s Headrush.
*Joe Dimino interviewed Leo Wadada Smith and Charles Tolliver.
*Tweet o’ the Week: Beth Hanson- Classy jazz joint with all the ambiance. #kansascity #vacation @ Green Lady Lounge (photo)
(Original image by Plastic Sax.)