Proust Eats a Sandwich collects my latest words, thoughts and contributions about music, mostly, but also dance, cartoons, arts journalism, criticism, and poetry, in Kansas City and abroad. "Read Me" selects some personal favorite posts and links to other publications. Everything else is just for fun.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4BFiM7Az3R0&feature=emb_title I didn't have very much to do with this, other than play a few trombone licks, but it is lovely to make music with the people you love. Shout out to the 5 year old who made up the song and the dad who put it all together.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XVh_s3Tu13k KC-based musician David George wrote a new tune to raise awareness and funds for out-of-work artists for the KC Bands Together fundraiser for the Midwest Music Foundation, an organization that supports healthcare for musicians. It's both a fund- and spirit-raiser and the line-up over the two nights of the event (May 15 and 16, 8:30... Continue Reading →
Shout out to the hustlers who didn't stop when the world caught fire, whether it was because they couldn't stop the hustle or they couldn't stop the fire. Many months ago, I put an innocuous notification in my calendar: 10 years ago was my first published article. My start, to some extent, as writer, critic,... Continue Reading →
Concert to Come: "The Music of Ed Frazier Davis" Feature: "The Shining" at Lyric Opera of Kansas City Arts News: Kansas City Women's Chorus