Friday, April 10, 2015

So What: Local News, Notes & Links

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

* The Bosman Twins and their new album When Lions Roar were the subjects of a feature story airing on the jointly produced local newscasts of both KPLR (Channel 11) and KTVI (Channel 2).

* KDHX has posted on their website a photo set from last Friday's New Music Circle concert by On Fillmore.

* The late trumpeter Clark Terry's 1958 album In Orbit is being reissued on vinyl by Original Jazz Classics on May 5. The album (pictured) is the only session originally recorded for the historic Riverside label to feature pianist Thelonious Monk as a sideman.

* Guitarist Vincent Varvel's song "The Plaza After Rain" from his album Third Person recently was featured on's "Download of the Day."

* Noting that he's the first Wash U student to headline a concert for the Jazz at Holmes series, Washington University's news service published online a brief profile of saxophonist Adam Schefkind.

* St. Louis Volunteer Lawyers and Accountants For The Arts' next "Business Edge" workshop, "Ask The Entertainment Lawyer," will take place at 7:00 p.m., Monday, April 20 at the Regional Arts Commission, 6128 Delmar. The presentation will feature a panel discussion with local entertainment attorneys Barbara Graham, Eric Kayira, Jeff Michelman and Gary Pierson. The cost is $10 in advance, $15 at the door, and you can register by email by sending your name and phone number to

* Calvin Wilson's latest article in the Post-Dispatch reviews new releases from pianist Myra Melford and Sound Prints, the quintet led by trumpeter Dave Douglas and saxophonist Joe Lovano that also features St. Louis native Lawrence Fields on piano. 

* Jazz radio update: And speaking of Lovano and Wilson, the music of the former will be featured by the latter this Saturday's episode of his program  “Somethin’ Else” on Radio Arts Foundation - St. Louis. Wilson will spin samples of Lovano's work as a bandleader and as a sideman for the likes of John Scofield and Paul Motian.

Following that, "The Jazz Collective" host Jason Church will play something from the new David Sanborn album, as well as music from Eric Darius, Byron Miller, Jonathan Butler, Boz Scaggs, Lee Ritenour, Grover Washington, Jr., David Benoit, Wilton Felder, Lettuce, Farshid Etniko, Jeanne Trevor, Al Hammerman, and the Funky Butt Brass Band.

"Somethin' Else" can be heard at 8:00 p.m. Saturdays, followed by "The Jazz Collective" at 9:00 p.m. on 107.3 FM, 96.3 HD-2, and online at

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