Here's the latest wrap-up of assorted links and short local news items of interest:
* The Miles Davis Memorial Project's benefit dinner and auction on March 22 at Lewis and Clark Community College raised more than $21,000 for the effort to put a statue of Davis in downtown Alton, IL, the trumpeter's birthplace.
* Saxophonist Dave Stone's trio recently visited the studios of KDHX to record some music, and you can see and hear the sessions here.
* Pianist and Jazz St. Louis education director Phil Dunlap is a recipient of one of the new artist support grants from Regional Arts Commission, which he'll use to help produce his first album as a leader. Recording of his band, including trumpeter Danny Campbell, saxophonist Ben Reece and drummer Montez Coleman, is set to begin in July, with the release date TBD.
* Jazz radio update: On this Saturday's episode of "Somethin' Else" on Radio Arts Foundation-St. Louis, host Calvin Wilson investigates the compositions of saxophonist John Coltrane, as performed his son Ravi Coltrane, saxophonist David Murray, Medeski Martin & Wood, and others.
Right after that, Jason Church's "The Jazz Collective" will feature an assortment of cover songs as interpreted by Jeff Golub, Jumaane Smith, Jeff Lorber, Miles Davis, Pat Metheny, Ella Fitzgerald, the Classical Jazz Quartet, Kim Massie, Jim Manley, Hugh "Peanuts" Whalum, and more.
Wilson's program airs at 8:00 p.m. Saturdays, followed by Church at 9:00 p.m., on 107.3 FM, 96.3 HD-2, and online at http://www.rafstl.org/listen.