Monday, April 24, 2017

Jazz Author Carolyn Glenn Brewer - "Changing the Tune - The KC Women's Jazz Fest"

Welcome to a new edition of the Neon Jazz interview series with Jazz Author Carolyn Glenn Brewer .. She writes a vital piece of jazz history about two Kansas City women, Carol Comer and Dianne Gregg, that got the support of jazz luminaries like Marian McPartland and Leonard Feather to launch the Kansas City Women’s Jazz Festival (WJF) .. Over the year
s, it built plenty of steam and had seminal performances by Betty Carter, Mary Lou Williams, an unprecedented All-Star band of women, Toshiko Akiyoshi’s band, plus dozens of Kansas City musicians and volunteers – it’s an era and movement that needed to be brought to the forefront and Carolyn talks about it at length ..

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