Wednesday, June 8, 2016

Confirmation: Weekly News & Notes

*The Kansas City Jazz Orchestra unveiled its 2016-17 concert season.

*KCUR aired a segment about Matt Hopper.

*The Pitch plugged Hermon Mehari’s regular appearances at The Majestic.

*The Kansas City Star reviewed Roy Ayers’ concerts at the Blue Room.

*Marc Myers extols John Park’s If Winter Comes, an out-of-print album that includes tracks recorded in Kansas City in 1975 with George Salisbury, Milt Abel and Leon Brady.

*The Wichita Eagle published an interesting profile about a smooth jazz crusader.

*The Kansas City Star provides an update on the funding initiative for the Jazz District.

*KCUR examines a potential makeover for a few structures in the Jazz District.

*An editorial published by a libertarian think tank cites the public’s disinterest in jazz- “(w)e’re just not that into it”- as one reason the proposed funding for the Jazz District is ill-advised.

*The editorial board of The Kansas City Star questions the wisdom of the $27 million funding proposal for the Jazz District.

*“Jazz Speaks for Life: Discovering the Civil Rights Journey Through Visual and Musical Expression,” a new exhibit at the American Jazz Museum, is examined by The Kansas City Star.

*KC Jazz Lark highlights articles from the new edition of Jam magazine.

*A television station reports that several shots were fired in the Jazz District on Sunday night in an apparent robbery attempt.

*Tweet o’ the Week: Greg Franklin- Watched an incredible Roy Ayers set tonight in Kansas City. Turned around and Tyler The Creator was singing every song right behind me.

*Comment o’ the Week: Gary- Call me late to the party but "Shift" is really great. As always thanks, BB.

*The Kansas City Jazz Calendar has been updated for June.

(Original image by Plastic Sax.)

1 comment:

bgo said...

Delighted to see that the John Park recordings are available again. His son Kim, who is an excellent saxophonist himself, always said to me that his dad was his biggest inspiration. Thanks for the tip, Bill