EVERYTHING/EVERYTHING RIC POWELL Chats with..VOICES FROM THE WINDOW


DON’T miss out on a candid and soulful chat with musician, songwriter,record producer AND MUSICIAN, RIC POWELL stopped by the studio during Black History month, and we were able to finally get the video edited and readied for action. a fun time was had discussing the historical debut album of Donny Hathaway.. where Ric attended Howard with the great Donny Hathaway and gigged around the DC area.

Check Out Ric Powell as special guest of Voices From the Window… the Donny Hathaway story regarding Everything /Everything! Now debuting new Virtual Online Show.. view the show at Facebook group,

“Black History” 365 & at Pocket jazz Presents pages ..all on Facebook April 25th – recurring shows on Demand

https://www.facebook.com/ric.powell.92

Artists Donny Hathaway/ Ric Powell Producer / Drums/percussion

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SOUL MUSIC IS AGELESS..LIKE LOVE and ROMANCE VEL OMARR ~ HERE & NOW!


Soul singer and actor, Vel Omarr .. making a strong statement for Love.

Catch Vel Omarr in his latest dramatic production with Pocket Jazz presents: The Awakening with Vel Omarr as Sam Cooke.. Catch your copy of his latest recording , How can I make You Mine.

go to http://www.vel-omarr.com or Soultown Artist on Facebook

LOCAL ARTISTS COLLABORATE ON POST PANDEMIC PROJECTS


Los Angeles,Calif. It was announced today by Pocket Jazz Presents creator and chief content developer,Robert J. Carmack, MFA. Story by Kamaad Tauhid

Robert J. Carmack, writer, producer and musician, is currently arranging a new collective made up of elite unsung artists and craftspeople the pandemic forgot about.. actors,musicians, poets,painters,sculptors, music arrangers,set designers,sound and lighting. 

Pocket Jazz Presents was formed as themed, small jazz concerts produced by Carmack ,in and around the Los Angeles / Southern California area. hence, pocket-size jazz concert, big in quality and creativity, infusing jazz,poetry and Improv theater together.

One of the most innovative ways of telling stories about Black Historical characters or events that were traumatic or Game-changing. Voices From the Window series; a collection of short vignettes and infotainment programs to educate and entertain. Beginning, April  25 2021,  the new series will debut on several Facebook pages: VOICES FROM the WINDOW- a Zoom formatted show about social change subject matter,black historic characters, and past events that impacted the lives of a people..‘

Debuting Voices from the Window – a 30 min interview with artists on artists about artists- April 25th – Donny Hathaway: Everything Everything – 50 Years! Special Guest, Ric Powell – producer/co writer, musician and co-publisher. album released 1970.

April 27-  The Awakening: Sam and L.C. Cooke- a dramatic fantasy about Sam Cooke awakening to find his Brother,L.C. staring at him, asking him questions. Since Cooke died in 1964, ??

April 30- Dynamite Hill:Bombingham 63 – a dramatic and searing look into the lives of four select characters from the Alabama 16th street church bombing in 1963, 4 girls dead and many severely injured.Pocket Jazz Presents are creating the concepts and arranging the historical data into a dramatic presentation. All performed improv, no scripts!

Its riveting and speaks volumes of early black theater memories of NEC, or Karamu House, Mafundi Institute and Paul Robeson players, in which Robert was a co-founding member going back to 1972. 

Mr. Carmack went out and recruited his old friends from his early years with The Paul Robeson Players, former players include Vel Omarr and Naomi Pryor-Stenson. characters and cast members ~

The Awakening: cast~ Sam Cooke/Vel Omarr   and L.C. Cooke- Robert J. Carmack,MFA ~ Dynamite Hill: cast~ Naomi Pryor-Stenson as Sister Collins..Vel Omarr as Deacon Trass, Mechelle LaChaux as Mrs./Mother Johnson and Robert  J. Carmack as Dr. Robert Johnson, DDM & surgery

Voices From the Window_ a innovative approach of relaxed informal chat with artists on artists about art with artists.all in a Zoom format, opening up to Q&A after show and engaging through email or texts. Hosted by Robert J. Carmack and Vel Omarr, both men, are producers for Pocket Jazz Presents. 

Coming attractions: Ric Powell musician producer and songwriter Donny Hathaway story/ everything everything. Jazz musician and saxophonist Ghasem Batamuntu, Sandra Booker.  June 2021- Black Music Month!

For more details follow us on facebook  Pocketjazzpresents/ @Freedomjazzdance or http://www.hipstersanctuary.com 951-456-5874

Vel Omarr as Sam Cooke and Robert J. Carmack as brother, L.C. Cooke

SHOUT IT OUT!! For Your Consideration..Elephants Nda Park Band..Now On Amazon.com


Don Littleton Elephants Nda Park Band.. Now Available on http://www.amazon.com all media inquiries or booking: pocketjazz@musician.org 951-456-5874

Don Littleton & Elephants Nda Park are Performing a Virtual Concert 4 Peace

Through their medicinal music from latest CD.. Elephants Nda Park. for Access to virtual online performance: go to http://www.barbaramorrison.com, September 24th 8pm – 9pm ~ Donations are encouraged. However, please support the local musicians as best you can.. Not mandatory. show support of this wonderful Band.. Helping to calm the anxiety in the air. “ Our music is the medicine “that can be used as a healing force.. for direct donation to musicians Zelle:blues2jazz2003@yahoo.com & Cash App: $1932Ruby

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GRASSROOTS JAZZ ENSEMBLE~ PLIGHT ~ DEBUTS JULY 30


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posted by  Kamaad Tauhid  #blues2jazzguy

L.A. Calif_ It was announced by leader/spokesman Robert J. Carmack, that a collaboration of musicians,vocalists,arrangers and poets have formed PLIGHT. Plight is a grassroots performance ensemble featuring iconic jazz compositions integrated with spoken word and “vocalese” arrangements. Seriously dedicated to preserving the legacy of improvised American classical music,better known as Jazz.

R J Carmack- Producer-Poet-musician-journalist R J Carmack- Producer-Poet-musician-journalist

Robert J. Carmack ,musician,poet,producer and journalist first came up with the concept through a long time association with some of  the core group members, when in August of 2015, he got together with master pianist, Bobby West, on a project paying homage to Blue Note Records jazz icon, Duke Pearson.

West was instrumental in taking the hand-selected compositions of Pearson, which gave plenty of challenges with spiritual,hard bop and swinging tunes integrating poetry by Carmack and other writers. Adding Northern California pianist/arranger , James Armstrong was a no brainer,according to…

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PACHYDERMS NDA LEIMERT PARK?? MUSICAL Rx ~


Our Music is Medicine

Join Barbara Morrison, Pocket Jazz Presents with Don Littleton & Elephants Nda Park

Lets Team-up with the Healing Force to soothe and Heal from everyday anxiety and frustration

One hour of a global musical palette of sounds and rhythms.. the Right Rx!

Log in at http://www.barbara morrison.com to gain access or donate

Thursday, September 24th 8PM ~ Stream Time

Just added!! Robert J. Carmack – poet/cultural narrator

In addition to performing in a Virtual Live Stream concert @ http://www.barbaramorrison.com The new release of Elephants Nda Park (Title of album) available immediately on http://www.amazon.com & http://www.cdbaby.com in download format… if in the area of Leimert Park on day of Live stream Hard copy CDs available and signed by Don Littleton bandleader and drummer..

Info / Media contact: pocketjazz@musician.org attn: Robert J. Carmack ~951- 456 -5874

L.A. JAZZ PIANIST BOBBY WEST OUR MAN IN THE EAST


巴比將首次於台北藍調 以完整的三重奏編制 (鋼琴 低音提琴 鼓組) 呈現出他心目中完美三重奏音樂的靈魂 Bobby West Trio will perform popular jazz standards, featuring Lin Weisheng on bass and Alex Morris on Drums.
Bobby West was born in Louisiana, the birth place of jazz. His fingers were so long he was told that he’d either be a piano player or a pick pocket. Fortunately for us, he chose the piano.
[ 巴比韋士特 Bobby West | Piano ] [ 林煒盛 (Weisheng Lin)| Bass ] [ Alex Morris | Drums ]

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