Some links we didn't get to mention:
- NBC's The Today Show and Pepsi recently gave the Jazz Foundation of America a nice little $50,000 grant. Couldn't have happened to a better organization, from what I know about the group. Here's the TV feature, featuring New Orleans pianist Davell Crawford.
- There was a minor conflagration over this well-intentioned but critically flawed (IMHO) Nextbop post regarding jazz opening acts. Writer Anthony Dean-Harris was gracious enough to post some of the feedback he received, including some from this blog's Twitter feed, in a separate post.
- The Jazz Education Network, presumably a successor to the defunct International Association for Jazz Education, just had its first conference. DownBeat publisher Frank Alkyer was there, and wrote about it.
- Destination: Out on AACM members Steve and Iqua Colson.
- Jamie Cullum's top 10 jazz musicians of all time.
- Terry Teachout notes that there is now a third book on Kind Of Blue, and asks if we might be better off not celebrating our overexposed masterpieces (in all artistic disciplines) so much.
- The Colored Musicians Club, a great Buffalo, N.Y. jazz institution, recently won $600,000 in funds to build a museum. Which is cool, but does anyone else wonder if they could have won that much money for gigs instead?
- Nat Hentoff on Myron Walden.
- John Hollenbeck made a funny video.
- The Jazz Session this week interviews New York club managers Spike Wilner of Small's and Seth Abramson of the Jazz Standard.
- The Checkout this week features Travis Sullivan's scaled-down Bjorkestra, Pete Robbins' sILENT Z band and bassist Joe Sanders' iPod. Plus, online we get a sneak preview of next week's show, with Orrin Evans' trio plus Bobby Watson.
- RIP Edgar Bateman, the Philadelphia drummer who recorded with Walt Dickerson, Eric Dolphy and Orrin Evans, among others. More info here.
And some we did mention:
Finally, a roundup of jazz elsewhere at NPR Music: