REMEMBERING TWO ECLECTIC ~CONTROVERSIAL PLAYS FROM A GONE ERA


Who Remembers these two plays and what were the circumstances in which you remember?  please comment. WHAT THE WINE-SELLERS BUY- RON MILNER SLOW DANCE ON THE KILLING GROUND – WILLIAM  HANLEY a young Clarence Williams III  showcases his acting skills – 1964 Veteran  Actor Glynn Turman ,is the only actor connected to both plays.  HeContinue reading “REMEMBERING TWO ECLECTIC ~CONTROVERSIAL PLAYS FROM A GONE ERA”

HAPPY BIRTHDAY WALTER BISHOP JR.~ UNCLE BEBOP


Walter Bishop, Jr. ( pianist ) was born on April 10, 1927 in New York City and passed away on January 24, 1998 at the age of 70 in Manhattan.       posted by Robert J. Carmack   twitter: @blues2jazzguy A pianist during the bebop era, he played and recorded with many jazz greats,Continue reading “HAPPY BIRTHDAY WALTER BISHOP JR.~ UNCLE BEBOP”

I Remember CARMEN McRAE in APRIL ~ HAPPY BIRTHDAY


April 8, 1920 – November 10, 1994 An  american jazz singer, composer, pianist, and actress. Considered one of the most influential jazz vocalists of the 20th century, it was her behind-the-beat phrasing and her ironic interpretations of song lyrics that made her memorable Carmen McRae  Eight years younger than her idol, Billie Holiday, Carmen McRae was a contemporary of Ella Fitzgerald and Sarah Vaughan.Continue reading “I Remember CARMEN McRAE in APRIL ~ HAPPY BIRTHDAY”

WORLD JAZZ MUSIC ICONIC DUO ~MICHAEL WHITE and LEISEI CHEN DUO


posted by Robert J.  Carmack   twitter:@blues2jazzguy Premiere: Inspirations for “Orbit” Video combining examples of Michael White’s past musical work with photographs by Leisei Chen and various artists that have inspired the new work Orbit, created by Leisei Chen. 32 minutes. Sponsored by 2013 DCA COLA Individual Artists Fellowship Award, premiered at Los Angeles MunicipalContinue reading “WORLD JAZZ MUSIC ICONIC DUO ~MICHAEL WHITE and LEISEI CHEN DUO”

WAYNE HENDERSON: THE LAST CRUSADE 1939-2014


posted by Robert J. Carmack   twitter: @blues2jazzguy Wayne Henderson (1939-2014)  Wayne Henderson born September 24, 1939 in Houston, Texas was  soul-jazz and hard bop trombonist and record producer. In 1961, he co-founded the soul jazz/hard bop group, The Jazz Crusaders. Growing up in Los Angeles 1961, I was just learning  about real jazz . One day while listening to a new local radioContinue reading “WAYNE HENDERSON: THE LAST CRUSADE 1939-2014”

WOMEN IN JAZZ SOUTH FLORIDA INC. SUPPORTS ARTS SYMPOSIUM


Since 2007, Women in Jazz South Florida, Inc., has been a 501(c)(3) non-profit, educational organization that promotes women musicians, globally, through events, concerts, performances, clinics, lectures, workshops, articles, interviews, newsletters, courses, contacts, research, history, archives, websites, film, audio and video recording, and recognition. We propose to have a SYMPOSIUM OF WOMEN IN THE ARTS at TheContinue reading “WOMEN IN JAZZ SOUTH FLORIDA INC. SUPPORTS ARTS SYMPOSIUM”

Award-Winning Playwright Set to Direct Hit Musical Revue Club Alabam


Award-winning Playwright and Poet, Tu’Nook has been tapped to direct the Theatre Perception Consortium’s production, The Club Alabam. It was announced recently by Robert J. Carmack, company Marketing and Media Consultant. Tu’Nook is an educator,performance poet,playwright and actress. She has been published in Guild Press Anthology,  “Full Circle Eight”, UCLA’s Black English Student Association Journal “TAZ”Continue reading “Award-Winning Playwright Set to Direct Hit Musical Revue Club Alabam”