* Meanwhile, Miles Ahead, the upcoming movie about Davis directed by and starring Don Cheadle, is on IndieWire's list of "100 Most Anticipated Films of 2015." The film currently is in post-production, and the soundtrack will feature musical contributions from pianists Herbie Hancock and Robert Glasper, as well as trumpeter and St. Louis native Keyon Harrold, whose photo in the studio with Cheadle and Glasper, taken from the latter's Instagram account, accompanies this post.
* St. Louis Volunteer Lawyers and Accountants for the Arts will present another free seminar for artists, "Navigating Healthcare Reform," next Tuesday, January 20 at KDHX in Grand Center. The program will explain relevant aspects of the Affordable Care Act for self-employed artists and "provide strategies for acquiring quality and affordable health care coverage, including tax credits and subsidies." Admission is free, but because space is limited, advance registration is required.
* Jazz radio update:On this Saturday's edition of Radio Arts Foundation - St. Louis' “Somethin’ Else,” host Calvin Wilson will highlight the drumming and compositions of the late Tony Williams.
Right after that on "The Jazz Collective," host Jason Church will be spinning music from Groove Ltd., Brian Culbertson, Paul Brown, Ken Navarro, U-Nam, Melissa Manchester, Funky Butt Brass Band, Jim Manley, Sarah Jane and the Blue Notes, Jim Stevens, Sonny Rollins, Chuck Mangione, Michael Franks and Eumir Deodato.
Congratulations also go out to Church and radio station Hip 96.3 HD-3, as the HD sub-channel service, for which Church programs a mix of contemporary jazz, R&B and pop, celebrated five years on the air this week