Notable features of organizational catalyst activities
8/6/2014 by Rick Hellman – There’s a line in the New Testament—“A prophet is without honor only in his hometown”—that could describe the way Kansas City has sometimes regarded its most famous musical son, Charlie “Bird” Parker.
KC BUSINESS JOURNAL
Aug 12, 2014 by Leslie Collins, Kansas City Business Journal – The Charlie Parker Celebration is not just about the Kansas City saxophone great. It is about celebrating the area jazz and uniting the jazz community.
THE KANSAS CITY STAR
August 13, 2014 by Joe Klopus – The group KC Jazz Alive has put together a Charlie Parker Celebration, the first sizable community effort on behalf of Parker’s memory and achievements in this town in too many years.
08/05/14 by Jeff Tamarkin – A citywide, 17-day celebration of Charlie Parker is planned for Kansas City, Mo., Aug. 14-30. A joint effort by KC Jazz ALIVE, the series of events will explore and celebrate the life and legacy of Kansas City native Parker.
Kansas City Jazz ALIVE is a 501 (c)(3) catalyst group organized to implement opportunities for the Greater Kansas City jazz community.
Its members work in concert to “Raise the Tide that Lifts all Jazz Boats”.
The mission of Kansas City Jazz ALIVE is to:
A-Build AWARENESS of the needs of the metropolitan jazz community
L-Serving as a LISTENING body
I-Provide a platform for the integration of IDEAS
V-Function as a VOICE for the jazz community
E–Provide EXPOSURE to applicable resources for the Kansas City jazz community.
Representing Several Key Arts Organizations
Updates from the founders and board of directors
LAST MINUTE REMINDER: IV COMMITTEE MEETS TODAY (JUNE 16), 4PM, GEM THEATER LARGE CONFERENCE ROOM: CPC 2015 PLANNING
Social Media FOCUS OF MEETING TODAY IS Charlie Parker Celebration 2015! · We will have updates from all CPC2015 subcommittees: o Communications and Marketing-Chris & Don-plans, schedules o Licensing, Legal & Finance-Steve-licensing status o Programming (Events)-Bill-calendar, participants, cost, activities. o Jazz Venue Liaison-Kurt-featured artists, times, cover charges if any. o Volunteer Services-Sarah-participants update o Government[…]
Social Media Hi Everyone, Attached is the agenda for today’s meeting 11:30 at the GEM theatre conference room 2nd floor Look forward to seeing you – John Nobles – – – KC Jazz A.L.I.V.E. AL Committee Meeting June 12, 2015 1. Process Review : Venue Owner Listening 2. Meeting Summary: Venue Owner Listening 3. Actions[…]
IV (Ideas & Voice) Committee, Kansas City Jazz ALIVE: Meets Next TUESDAY!!! (THIS INCLUDES ALL CPC2015 COMMITTEES AND PARTICIPATING VENUES)
Social Media Hi, Everybody, · 68 DAYS until Charlie Parker Celebration 2015: August 20-29, 2015 · The closer we get, the more VITAL our gatherings become! · We will have updates Tuesday from all CPC2015 subcommittees: o Communications and Marketing-Chris & Don o Licensing, Legal & Finance-Steve o Programming (Events)-Bill o Jazz Venue Liaison-Kurt o[…]
Social Media Jazz AL’s ~ Please confirm your calendars for the upcoming AL Committee meeting next Friday June 12th from 11:30a to 1p at the GEM theater 2nd floor conference room. As you have done in the past, please reply back and let me know if you will be able to attend no later than[…]
The American Jazz Museum is proud to present the winning compositions from our Jazz Palette composition contest in a special performance by the Hermon Mehari Quintet in the Blue Room, Monday, April 20, 2015 at 7:00 p.m…
The American Jazz Museum will join thousands of musicians and hundreds of concert presenters across the country this May in celebrating National Chamber Music Month…
“It is with sadness that I inform you of the passing of drummer, Richie Pratt (March 11, 1943 – February 12, 2015) at his home in the Kansas City metro area”, stated Artists Recording Collective label COO, Christopher Burnett…
The American Jazz Museum presents Women In Jazz Programming in March during a month-long celebration featuring a stellar line up of musicians, entertainers, music and art scholars in a wonderful cultural setting…
They come into jazz with impressive skills and big dreams. But what happens to young musicians when reality catches up to them? There are so many good young players and singers who want to perform jazz, with more coming in all the time…
A steady thump of bass quiets the wiggling toddlers and preschoolers gathered in the atrium of the American Jazz Museum…
The American Jazz Museum continues on Saturday, February 15th with the second concert in its “Jammin’ at the Gem” performance series 2013-2014 season with two-time Grammy Award Nominee, the internationally known jazz saxophonist and flautist, Najee, wh…