Around The Jazz Internet: May 28, 2010 : A Blog Supreme News and notes from around the Web, including the Jazz Foundation of America on The Today Show, the Jazz Education Network conference, Jamie Cullum's all time favorites, overexposed masterpieces and a salute to the late Edgar Bateman.
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Around The Jazz Internet: May 28, 2010

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: