Martin Z. Kasdan Jr. has a story on John La Barbera’s impending retirement and the impact he has had on the U of L School of Music. Read it here.
Liberation Living Room has posted the videos from Norah Jones’ appearance. Watch:
Martin Z. Kasdan, Jr. had an interview with jazz cat Craig Tweddell in this week’s LEO. His first album, Away With Words, is getting good national press, according to Kasdan. Tweddell’s band and that of fellow U of L alumnus, guitarist Brandon Coleman, celebrate the release of their new recordings with a show at Willis Music in Jeffersontown on Sunday at 2 p.m. There’s a five dollar ticket..
The folks at jamband.com naturally keep track of MMJ’s frontman on his path around Austin, sitting in with The Preservation Hall Jazz Band here and there.
LMN Jazzin’ columnist Marty Kasdan fussed at his humble editor for failing to note that in this week’s LEO, he had a lengthy phoner with jazz saxophonist Antonio Hart, who played Friday as part of U of L’s Jazz Week. Apologies all around.
Some days, it’s necessary to dig a little deeper for print news about music in the city. In today’s Gannett Louisville Profit Center, there’s a story by Martha Elson about John Gage’s health problems and the efforts to raise money to help him with them in the Neighborhoods section. (Warning: sl-o-o-o-o-o-w loading). There’s also a story about a new Drummer Superstore opening Saturday on Bardstown Road just west of Bonnycastle. This store is operated by the father and son team that have run the The Music Store, now also called Drummer Superstore, at 1122 Eastern Blvd. in Clarksville since 2001.
Over at ye olde neo LEO, Mat Herron has a long piece on Michael Martin Moore, who’s playing a show at the Rudyard on Friday. Herron also mentions the upcoming Krazy Fest 2011 at Expo 5, set for May 20-22. The current lineup (which is still developing) is here.
Herron also discusses the new Discover Jazz series at ear X-tacy, the first of which will feature trumpeter Ansyn Banks on Sunday, February 13 at 2 p.m.
The New Orleans Jazz Fest 2011 lineup has been announced. For those of you interested, here it is. the list is not yet complete, however.