Friday, October 14, 2011

So What: Local News, Notes & Links

Here's the latest wrap-up of assorted links and short local news items of interest:

* Pianist Matthew Shipp, in town with his trio to play tonight at 560 Music Center, was interviewed by Calvin Wilson of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch.

* Trumpeter Clark Terry recently was hospitalized again for several days, but a note on his website reassures fans and friends that he's doing OK. In other Terry-related news, the trumpeter's new book Clark: The Autobiography of Clark Terry was reviewed here for Jazz Times by Jack Cooper.

* Jazz St. Louis has posted a photo album here of guitarist Stanley Jordan and his trio performing last week in St. Louis area schools.

* Saxophonist and St. Louis native Eric Person (pictured) is trying to fund a new recording project via Kickstarter.

* Guitarist Larry Brown Jr. and his new CD release were featured in the SIUE student newspaper The Alestle.

* Singer Erin Bode performed in, of all places, an elevator at the recently refurbished Cheshire Inn for a new Post-Dispatch feature offering original online music videos from local acts. See the clip here.

* St. Louis Volunteer Lawyers and Accountants for the Arts is sponsoring a workshop on "Money & More" at 7:00 p.m. on Monday, October 17 at the VLAA offices in the Regional Arts Commission building at 6128 Delmar. Topics will include a local micro-loan program, plans for The Railway Exchange building incubator spaces, and “fiscal sponsorship,” which allows artists to access funding opportunities usually restricted to tax-exempt organizations. For details or to sign up, check the VLAA website.


CandiRae said...

Whoo ouu! Was excited to see you mention Shipp! I actually got to hear him once--he's one talented man!!!

Dean Minderman said...

CandiRae, you may have seen this already, but there's lots more on Shipp here:

Gary said...

Funnily enough we aso played at a refurbished Cheshire inn recently, although our Cheshire was in the UK...

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