The group seeking to place a statue of Davis in Alton, where he was born, also has posted to their Facebook page an album of photos from the fundraiser. The project's IndieGoGo campaign continues until September 4, and a "trivia night" fundraiser is scheduled for September 12 at the Commons on the campus of Lewis and Clark Community College.
* Drummer Dave Weckl and his new acoustic band, which also includes St. Louis native Tom Kennedy on bass, started their tour this week with three dates in California. After that, they'll go to Phoenix, back to Los Angeles and then on Washington DC and NYC.
* New Music Box has published the second of my four guest blog posts scheduled this month. It's about opportunities for Missouri students grades K - 12 to get involved in new music via the University of Missouri's Creating Original Music Project (C.O.M.P.) and a collaborative program offered by Alarm Will Sound and the Community Music School of Webster University.
* Jazz radio update: This Saturday on Radio Art Foundation- St. Louis' “Somethin’ Else,” host Calvin Wilson will be spinning sounds from underappreciated jazz pianists including Sonny Clark, Andrew Hill and Herbie Nichols.The program con be heard at 8:00 p.m. Saturdays on 107.3 FM, 96.3 HD-2, and online at http://www.rafstl.org/listen.
Then Sunday on KWMU, "Jazz Unlimited" host Dennis Owsley continues his 10-art documentary series on the history of St. Louis jazz with episode number six, covering the the 1970s and '80s. "Jazz Unlimited" is broadcast from 9:00 p.m. to midnight Sundays on KWMU (90.7 FM) and also can be heard online at http://www.stlpublicradio.org/listen.php.