Wednesday, January 31, 2018

Confirmation: Weekly News & Notes

*Marilyn Maye was featured in an eight-minute segment on CBS Sunday Morning.

*A travel writer for The New York Times noted Kansas City’s “City of Music” designation by UNESCO .

*Deborah Brown chatted with Steve Kraske on Up to Date.  Jessie Riggins reviewed Brown’s concert at Polsky Theatre.

*Jon Batiste, the musician caught up in the American Jazz Museum’s $18,000 flight scandal, will perform at the Madrid Theatre on March 9.

*Ben Allison, Jeremy Pelt, Steve Cardenas and Allan Mednard will perform at the 1900 Building on April 7.

*Lonnie McFadden was featured on KCUR’s Up to Date.

*A blogger ponders George Gershwin’s 1934 appearance in Kansas City.  (Via Tony’s Kansas City.)

*William Hughes, a longtime member of the Count Basie Orchestra, died earlier this month.

*Marc Myers saluted the Basie-ites.

*Tweet o’ the Week: UMKC Conservatory- We’re down at the historic #Gem, celebrating jazz, dance, and #JosephineBaker! #dance #UMKCDance @UMKansasCity @americanjazzkc (photo)

*From a press release: Logan Richardson returns to Kansas City for his fourth studio album… Blues People.  Recorded in Omaha and mixed in KC, the album features local musicians Ryan Lee on drums, DeAndre Manning on bass, Justus West on guitar, and the Berlin based, Ukrainian guitar player Igor Osypov.  Blues People begins with an assault on the senses – heavy guitar sets the tone... If you were hoping for a nice Jazz lounge evening sipping brandy, you are immediately informed that this will not be the case.  The album will be released March 2 on Ropeadope.

(Original image by Plastic Sax.)

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