Wednesday, August 23, 2017

Confirmation: Weekly News & Notes

*Joe Klopus interviewed Tivon Pennicott. The saxophonist is in town for the annual Charlie Parker Celebration.

*City Councilman Jermaine Reed insists that the Jazz District “is already experiencing a renaissance” in an editorial published by The Kansas City Star.

*A reader objected to an editorial in the The Kansas City Star about the reasons for poor attendance at the American Jazz Museum’s festival in May.

*Joe Dimino interviewed Ken Lovern.

*Krystle Warren’s new album Three the Hard Way was released last week.

*Tweet o’ the Week: KC Jazz Ambassadors‏- How do we convince area audiences that a LIVE JAZZ PERFORMANCE is the same kind of once-in-a-lifetime experience.

*From a press release: The Linden Root Dickinson Foundation awarded $25,000 to the American Jazz Museum for the preservation and maintenance of its one-of-a-kind, priceless collection… One of the Museum’s priorities is digitizing the collection of documents, film, and memorabilia amassed by Ohio attorney John H. Baker. Digitizing this collection of over 700 hours of film will increase public access. Completing this project will enable the American Jazz Museum to share these cultural assets with broad audiences and continue promoting America’s musical heritage.

(Original image by Plastic Sax.)

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