Wednesday, May 23, 2018
Confirmation: Weekly News & Notes
*Laura Spencer of KCUR and Bill Turque of The Kansas City Star report on developments concerning the reorganization of the American Jazz Museum. The editorial board of The Kansas City Star expresses displeasure with the latest news.
*A La Mode is featured in The Pitch.
*Jeff Shirley was interviewed by a representative of Johnson County Library.
*Deborah Brown, Bobby Watson, Sylswester Ostrowski and the Kansas City Jazz Orchestra will perform at a concert titled Building Cultural Bridges Through Jazz at the Gem Theater on May 31.
*Teddy Dibble recalls Sun Ra’s 1982 residency in Kansas City at the 12:50 mark of his vinyl-oriented video.
*An engaging interview with Jay McShann was recently made available. (Tip via Marc Myers.)
*Dean Minderman examines Jazz St. Louis’ 2018-19 bookings. Highlights include the Bad Plus, Lonnie Smith and Chucho Valdes.
*Tweet o’ the Week: Holly Forsman- Donated a rare Charlie Parker album of 78s to the Kansas City Jazz Museum. Didn't want them to wind up in a garage sale when I died. They kindly made me CDS as a thank you.
*Comment o’ the Week: BGO- Cheptoo is now history with The American Jazz Museum. Perhaps she'll come crawling back here to the library.
(Original image by Plastic Sax.)