The Prairie Village Jazz Festival was revealed last week: 4 p.m. Shawnee Mission East Blue Knights; 5 p.m. Matt Otto Quartet; 6:20 p.m. Vine Street Rumble; 7:30 p.m. Marcus Lewis Big Band; 8:45 p.m. Dan Thomas & the KC All-Star Big Band, featuring Lisa Henry. The concert is Saturday, September 7, at 77th Street and Mission Road.
*Tony’s Kansas City considers a notable job opening at the American Jazz Museum.
*A man was shot to death at 18th & Vine last weekend.
*The duo of Ehud Ettun and Henrique Eisenmann returns to the 1900 Building on July 13.
*No artists from Kansas City were awarded first place in Downbeat’s 2019 Critics Poll.
*Tweet o’ the Week: Grace Prtichett- A logical next step is Green Lady Lounge before our pre-dinner break.
*From Chris Burnett: I am honored to announce that I have been asked to administrate and serve as the director of the 2019 Charlie Parker Student Music Boot Camp on Saturday, August 17 at the historic Gem Theater. I have already confirmed the clinicians who will work with the campers: Bill Crain, saxophone; Stanton Kessler, trumpet; Jason Goudeau, trombone; Roger Wilder, piano; Charles Gatschet, guitar; Bill McKemy, bass; Clarence Smith, drums; Greg Carroll, vibes; and, Queen Bey, vocalist/ historic interview.
(Original image by Plastic Sax.)