Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Confirmation: Weekly News & Notes

*Joey Alexander, Bobby McFerrin and a supergroup that includes Avishai Cohen, Wycliffe Gordon, Danilo Perez, Chris Potter and Lizz Wright are part of the recently unveiled 2016-17 season of the Performing Arts Series at Johnson County Community College.

*The Kansas City Star and a television station reported on a press conference at which the latest public investment in the Jazz District was officially announced.  KC Jazz Lark scrutinizes the allocations.

*Emanuel Cleaver, II submitted a congressional resolution that "recognizes that New Orleans, Louisiana, should be officially proclaimed as ‘'The Birthplace of Jazz’' and recognizes the Kansas  City, Missouri, ‘'The Home of Jazz’."

*Chris Burnett thoroughly documented Dino Massa’s most recent visit to Kansas City.

*Joe Klopus’ latest column focuses on a forthcoming concert by the Kansas City Jazz Orchestra.

*An unusual gig by a pair of overlooked veterans is highlighted by The Pitch.

*Tweet o’ the Week: Chacko Finn- Took my first jazz solo as a college student tonight at the UMKC Jazz Bands at the Folly Theater! Cannot wait to see what is ahead!

*From a press release: Jazz music will fill Kansas City Kansas Community College at the end of April as the 2016 Kansas City Jazz Summit returns to campus.  The Jazz Summit is 9:45 a.m. to 4 p.m. April 26 and 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. April 27, 28 and 29 in the KCKCC Performing Arts Center, 7250 State Ave. The event, which is produced by the Kansas City Jazz Alliance, is free and open to the public… The Jazz Summit caters to jazz groups at the middle school, high school and college level in both competitive and non-competitive sessions. It is a collaborative effort between the KCKCC Music Department, Audio Engineering department, Theater and the Intercultural Center. Awards are given for outstanding soloists, woodwinds, brass and rhythm section performers.

(Original image by Plastic Sax.)

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