Six years later, my awe has grown.
Six years later, I’m writing jazz previews and an occasional article for The Pitch and have just taken over editing Jam magazine. Both have cut into the time available to produce a blog post each week (and find time to sleep), and the blog has seen more weeks off than it used to. I expect that to continue.
But I also expect this blog to continue. Because it remains a unique forum where I can be snarky and critical (can’t do that in Jam. I have to be nice in there) or lavish praise.
And it remains a place to post photos of the amazing musicians who I listen to with awe.
This week, let’s look back at some of the older photos, from 2009 and 2010. These are some of my personal favorites.
Thank you, musicians, for the music. You make being a jazz fan in Kansas City in 2015 a genuine delight.
Bob Bowman at Jardine's in November, 2009
Zack Albetta at Jardine's in December, 2009
Logan Richardson at The Record Bar in December, 2009
Angela Hagenbach and Matt Otto at The Blue Room in January, 2010
Paul Smith and Megan Birdsall at Jardine's in January, 2010
Diverse with Matt Chalk on sax at Czar Bar in February, 2010
Shay Estes at The Blue Room in May, 2010
Bobby Watson at Jazz in the Woods in June, 2010
Curtis Lundy at Jazz in the Woods in June, 2010
Steve Lambert in The Blue Room in June, 2010
Hermon Mehari at the Mutual Musicians Foundation late night jam in August, 2010
Jeff Harshbarger at R Bar in August, 2010
The People's Liberation Big Band of Greater Kansas City at the Record Bar in November, 2010