*Joe Klopus runs down the week on Kansas City’s jazz scene.
*The Pitch touts Roy Ayers’ appearance at the Blue Room.
*Krystle Warren’s concert at Johnson County Community College was reviewed by Jessie Riggins.
*Doug Auwarter was interviewed by Joe Dimino.
*Shades of Jade’s new release indicates that the band’s dramatic transformation into a neo-soul ensemble has been completed.
*Tweet o’ the Week: Brian Scarborough- 4 hours in the studio with PLBB tonight. Making slow and steady progress on this record. #KCJazz
*From a press release: An original exhibit examining the impact of the Civil Rights Movement on daily life, politics, and the creative process of the arts takes center stage in the Changing Gallery of the American Jazz Museum, June 2-September 30, 2016. Jazz Speaks for Life: Discovering the Civil Rights Journey through Visual and Musical Expression explores how art and music did their part to break down the barriers of racial discrimination in the 1950s,' 60s, and '70s… Complementary programming features locally renowned jazz performers Bobby Watson (July 8) and Angela Hagenbach (July 21) (and) South African music star Jonathan Butler (September 30).
(Original image by Plastic Sax.)