One of my Jazz heroes passed away yesterday at the age of 94. Arkansas born Bob Dorough was a friend and inspiration for many years. A truly unique man and the ultimate hipster who created most of the music for School House Rock, wrote some of the coolest jazz tunes ever (Devil May care, I'm Hip, I've Got Just About Everything, Three Is a Magic Number) and was perhaps the only vocalists to record with Miles Davis. Never pretentious or self-important, when we'd bring Bob to town to perform he'd stay at the house in the spare bedroom, and even in his 90's , he'd always be up drinking coffee before me, hangin' with our cat. Look up Cool in the dictionary and you'll see his picture. R.I.P. brother Bob!
KUAF Summer Jazz Concert Series
Bill Frisell Trio featuring Thomas Morgan & Rudy Royston
June 14 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pmWalton Arts Center – Starr Theater
2 days 10 hours ago
Annual meetings could take a page from the NAJS annual meeting / Jazz in Bloom concert this afternoon at Botanical Garden of the Ozarks. President David Crittenden (L) noted the Board's recent strategic planning initiative and closed by declaring "We have money in the bank!" Executive Director Robert Ginsburg (c) reviewed the list of NAJS accomplishments in 2017; toplined the upcoming NAJS / KUAF 91.3 Public Radio Summer Jazz Series, thanked the Walton Family Foundation for its generous gift; applauded NAJS volunteers and introduced the Masakowski Family Trio: Steve Masakowski, Sasha Masakowski and Martin ~Tino~ Masakowski from New Orleans, Louisiana. Big fun, clips to come!