Friday, August 21, 2015

So What: Local News, Notes & Links

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

* Following up on a story first mentioned here a couple of weeks ago, community radio station KDHX this week has launched their fall fund drive early and with a bit more urgency than usual.

A letter to the community from board president Paul Dever published Wednesday explains what's going on with the station in the wake of the recent dismissal of its longtime executive director, and why the need for donations now is especially acute. If you'd like to give, you can call 314-925-7514 or donate online at

* Jazz St. Louis has teamed with St. Louis Children’s Hospital and Washington University Neurofibromatosis (NF) Center to create called “Beat NF,” which combines jazz and physical therapy to promote socialization and improve gross motor skills in youngsters ages two to five with Neurofibromatosis Type 1 (NF1).

* Euclid Records, the indie label associated with the St. Louis based music store of the same name, will be releasing a two-LP 180-gram vinyl version of Talk Thelonious by keyboardist Terry Adams with NRBQ. The tribute to Monk will be out in November on vinyl from Euclid, and also will get a CD release from Clang!, both via Burnside Distribution.

* Via Facebook, Saxquest reveals that they've unearthed a vintage alto sax that's been verified as once belonging to Jimmy Dorsey.

* Saxophonist Eric Person has posted to Facebook a photo album documenting his week studying at 2015 Jazz Composers Orchestra Institute at UCLA's Herb Alpert School of Music.

* Before his performance at the John Coltrane International Jazz and Blues Festival in High Point, NC, saxophonist David Sanborn was interviewed by radio station WFDD.

* Mark Colenburg is featured on the Revive Music website as one of "5 Drummers You Should Know Off Supreme Sonacy Vol. 1"

* The People's Key are featured as one of ten "emerging St. Louis artists" profiled in the Post-Dispatch/

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