Wednesday, January 16, 2019
Confirmation: Weekly News & Notes
*Justin Wilson, the heir to Soundtrek Studios’ jazz-based legacy and the owner of Sound 81 Productions, is the subject of an audio profile created for KCUR.
*The Leavenworth Times reports that 424 Lounge, a venue with live jazz three nights a week, is slated to open this week.
*Forthcoming shows presented by Take Five Music Productions include Ben Allison & Think Free (February 17 at Mod Gallery) and Ryan Keberle & Catharsis (March 3 at Mod Gallery).
*The latest edition of Downbeat contains a 13-page spread about 25 of the “world’s best jazz cities”. Kansas City didn’t make the cut.
*Tweet o’ the Week: Alex Hutchinson- Ha -- well, I am heading to Kansas City next week, and hope to check out the American Jazz Museum, which has the plastic alto that Charlie Parker played at the famous Massey Hall concert in Toronto in 1953. Maybe someone will want to talk to me about that.
(Original image by Plastic Sax.)