Friday, August 31, 2007
Bob Stewart, Program Director
Thanks to the members of the Rod Pierson Big Band, Eddie Piccard Quartet, Euforquestra and GrooveShip for the awesome performances, to our sponsors for supporting the series and to YOU for attending! Pictures from each night are here.
We still have a few 20th anniversary commemorative T-Shirts remaining. They're navy blue, and on the back, list every band who has ever played Jazz Under The Stars. A true collectors item. We still have some youth sizes, as well as several XLs, 2X and 3X.
They're just $12.00. Reserve yours by emailing Kim. Tell her which size you want and a daytime phone number. Don't delay! When they're gone, they're gone.
Thursday, August 30, 2007
We will have at least one, and possibly two chances to see Christian this fall. He's a part of the Pat Metheny Trio, playing at Hancher on Oct. 10. Details here.
And we may see him nine days earlier, also at Hancher, as he has been touring with Queen Latifah's band. Details.
If he wants to save on air travel, he can crash at my place...
Thursday, August 23, 2007
We've had to postpone tonight's Jazz Under The Stars concert to next week, due to continued rain and saturated grounds at Noelridge Park, with the threat of more showers tonight. There is standing water all over the park and the seating area is a marshland. Even if it's not actually raining at concert time, the soggy ground makes for an unpleasant concert experience and a safety hazard for the sound crew and musicians.
But, that's why we have rain dates. So, please mark your calendar for next Thursday, Aug. 30 for both the KCCK Member event, Dinner At The Duck Pond at 5:30, and the concert with GrooveShip at 7pm.
The 7-day forecast for next Thursday?
Partly Cloudy and 76.
Wednesday, August 22, 2007
If you came to the blog via KCCK's website, you've already noticed the new and improved kcck.org. We're really pumped about the new look and functions.
One of the coolest new things is that we are now feeding the information from the online playlist directly to the home page, so when you visit, one of the first things you see is the title and artist of the song currently playing. The current producer or show is listed right below, along with upcoming programs. Recent blog headlines now display on the home page as well.
The other major improvement is an enhanced way for you to listen to or download some of our programs on demand. You can listen to Talking Pictures, Gotta Minute and artist interviews right from the site, or you can subscribe to them as podcasts and they'll load automatically to your ipod or other media player. There's an easier to navigate Photo Gallery as well.
(Music licensing rules prevent us from offering music programming as podcasts, in case you're wondering.)
The online playlist, webcast and other areas of the site are still there, although we'll be updating their layout in the coming weeks to bring them in line with the new look. Coming soon: an enhanced Concert Calendar, Culture Crawl podcast and other improvements.
Thanks to an outstanding design team for this dynamic new look: Web designer John Shultz of Codejazz and graphic design by John Foster of Avatar Design Group.
So, what do you think? Post a reply in this space or email me directly.
Monday, August 13, 2007
I told her that in addition to airing at 2 a.m. Sunday, it was also broadcast at 2 a.m. Tuesday. She was really excited to hear that.
"Are you up listening at that time?" I asked her.
"When I can't sleep," she replied. "But now that I know when it's on, I'll probably just get up and listen." (!)
Do you listen to KCCK at odd times of the day? We'd like to hear from you if you do.
George Dorman - News and Operations Director