Wednesday, May 11, 2016

Confirmation: Weekly News & Notes

*Gina Kauffman conducted a Portait Session with Krystle Warren for KCUR.

*Jessie Riggins reviewed a recent concert by the Kansas City Jazz Orchestra.

*C.J. Janovy reported on the American Jazz Museum’s new First Friday initiative.

*Joe Klopus anticipates a handful of forthcoming concerts in his column for The Kansas City Star.

*The Pitch recommends a Jammin’ at the Gem concert featuring Ida McBeth and the McFadden Brothers.

*Kathleen Holeman has released a new album.

*Tweet o’ the Week: @CJ Janovy- First Friday at @americanjazzkc #18th&Vine (video)

*From a press release: The KC Bass Workshop will be held July 15­19 2016, at Shawnee Mission North High School 7401 Johnson Dr. Overland Park, KS 66202… This world­class symposium is in its seventh year of inspiring an artful future in playing the double and electric basses…  We proudly welcome the return of maestro ​Fran├žois Rabbath, ​a famed bassist known for his work with Michel Legrand, Edith Piaf and Jacques Brel, whom jazz master Ornette Coleman dubbed as the "inventor of free jazz". We welcome the amazing ​Mark Dresser​, one of the most unique voices on the Double Bass in the past 20 years. ​For more information, visit​ Kansas City Bass Workshop.

(Original image by Plastic Sax.)

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