Did you miss the meeting we held this past Sunday? Well here’s your chance to see what we discussed. If you would like to have your input, feel free to e-mail us thesoundkc(insert @)gmail.com
The Sound is headed in a non profit direction and is becoming a more organized entity. We wanted to see how the community felt as far as things we could do as an organization to help things out.
Questions that were asked:
-Whats needed to support a dynamic creative jazz scene in KC?
-What are your ideas for connecting and strengthening the scene?
-What are some other organizations in town we can connect with?
-What kind of scene would you like to see for the scene in the future? 10 years from now, etc
-We need a central place everyone feels they can come to and connect with others
-Educational outreach at places such as the Southwest Early College Music program and other high schools
-Getting more people interested in “The Sound”
-Hosting another session at a time other musicians can make it; possibly a “Composers Jam” where musicians can play new music
-Ensure that we collaborate with other groups in town and not step on toes
-Work with groups such as: Artists, INC; Charlotte Street Foundation; MMF; 1809 Troost; Urban Culture Project; American Jazz Museum; UMKC
-Work on opening new spaces and venues for musicians to play and maintain the pre-exisiting venues
-Reach out to different communities in Kansas City such as the visual arts people, hip hop, theatre, gay, dance, etc
-Look into creating opportunities in Johnson County
-Work with organizations outside of Kansas City: St. Louis, NYC, LA, Denver, Minneapolis, Monk Institute, 17 East (London), Brooklyn Jazz Underground, LAJC, Lincoln Center, et al