MOON GLOW PRODUCTIONS presents The SATURDAY JAM                 

eclectic jazz Improvisations and riveting original poetry

THE DALE FIELDER QUARTET  with Special Guest Poet  

Dale fielder  sax orange shirtROBERT J. CARMACK          


SAT.  APRIL 18 2015   7pm to 9pm 

$15 cover (pay at door only)  

Limited Seating 

Robert J. Carmack Publisher ,writer, musician, playwright ,poet http://www.hipstersanctuary.com

  KINGSTON CAFE    Upscale Jamaican Cuisine restaurant featuring all of your favorite entrees, along with a fully-stocked Bar for your pleasure and delight .

2015 is proving to be a very special year for both talents as The Dale Fielder Quartet is celebrating 20 years as a group, virtually unheard of in today’s music business. Robert co-founded a jazz newsletter 17 years ago (The Hipster) as part of the Atlanta International Jazz Society, thats grown into a full-blown music Blog dedicated to classic Jazz, Blues and Soul music makers and their roots/history.

Both Leos, Dale Fielder & Robert Carmack are longtime friends and artists in constant creative mode. Fielder is set to record his 16th CD; “RESILIENCE.”  A release date has not been set yet.

Carmack has penned another unique musical revue set in the 1950s and 60s Los Angeles, weaving a story around the music scene in L.A. while paying Homage to the music of, Nellie Lutcher, Ray Charles, Etta James, Bobby Blue Bland and Sarah Vaughn to name a few.

“CHITLIN’ CIRCUIT” written,directed and produced by Carmack, is debuting a Sneak Preview in late June 2015, as part of Black Music month (www.hipstersanctuary.com) production. “I met Dale while hanging out at a very popular coffeehouse in the 90s, 5th Street Dick’s in Leimert Park, said Carmack. It was in early 1993 as the area was trying to get back on track after the L.A. riot in 1992. an entire community of artist all came together inside a small area called Leimert Park (Village) groups of small business people, often marketing Afro centric wares, and crafts. One was a former homeless person living on the streets of downtown Los Angeles, who parlayed his 12 step-recovery and saved enough money to open a Jazz coffee-house. That owner gave Dale Fielder a spot hosting the jam sessions at midnight every weekend, while jazz flowed downstairs and out into 43rd  and Degnan sidewalks. People came and came and came including the media cameras, movie celebrities and all the best young cats in jazz to jam and people watch.

This all coincided with what was happening with the Wynton Marsalis crowd, created an upsurge in Jazz spots in LA once again, because of three spots, Marla’s Memory lane, 5th Street Dick’s and Billy Higgins, master jazz drummer & Kamau Daaood developed the World Stage. A performance /workshop for musicians, poets and writers. Dale Fielder was at the forefront of all that. He went on to win the Jazz Discovery artist at TV network, BET in 1995/96. By then, he’d already produced three very solid CDs, including “Dear Sir” a moving tribute to Wayne Shorter’s music and was getting wide rotation and coverage on radio across the country. Fielder even had the blessings of Wayne Shorter himself as Dale performed songs from the newly released CD with the maestro himself in the house staying late and digging on the young saxophonist peppering solos.

Dale has been all around the world practically with the Quartet, sometimes Quintet. After 20 years, the passion has only gotten stronger with Dale, and his historic band, Pianist Jane Getz, Drummer Thomas White and Bassist, Bill “The Count” Markus. This band just knows how to squeeze every drop of soul, power, passion and sometimes romance out of the notes. The stories they tell through their instruments are like classic volumes in your personal library.

Don’t miss out on celebrating 20 years of fun-filled excitement and adventure with Dale Fielder as leader of the DFQ.

Save the date and RSVP for April 18th 7pm to 9pm @ The Kingston Café Pasadena California  

333 South Fair Oaks Avenue, Pasadena, CA 91105

For questions about show or tickets *** contact Moon Glow Productions Marcia (626) 818-3160

Hipster Sanctuary.com  Robert 951-840-7120

@Moon Glow



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ANNOUNCEMENT !   #jazz2bluesguy      #wildsax    #musasaxophone

To all those who appreciate the music that comes from the soul of the artist, the following information speaks to the loss of a great saxophonist, Zane Musa.       zane-musa

For those who did not get the opportunity to know of him or his music, the following will give you some insight into this talented man who contributed so much to our jazz history.

“There Will Never Be Another You”


The family and friends of Zane Musa will come together
for a memorial service and celebration of his life on
Monday Feb 16th, 7PM at the Sofitel Hotel in Beverly Hills.

Opportunities will be available to share recollections, stories,
Zane-isms, and a multimedia presentation of some of the
highlights of Zane’s life and career will be shown.

The event will be held in the Sofitel ballroom and a
reception and music tribute/jam session will be held
downstairs at Riviera 31 bar/lounge following the service.

Refreshments will be available.

Parking is available at the Beverly Center across the street
and for those staying after midnight free parking
is available at the Beverly Connection.
Sofitel Los Angeles at Beverly Hills
8555 Beverly Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90048

Parking: Beverly Center
8500 Beverly Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90048
also Beverly Connection
(free if staying past midnight)
8489 W 3rd St, Los Angeles, CA 90048

If anyone has meaningful pictures, videos, quotes, or memories that
you feel best portray Zane’s spirit feel free to email them to: rememberingzanemusa@gmail.com

There will be no separate funeral other than this memorial service. This is a public event.
Feel free to share and invite anyone who may have been touched by Zane.


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IT never “Rains” in Southern California is not true, its just a matter of what type rain..as I laugh out loud. I went into Leimert Village  on Saturday, Feb. 7 to catch a special show at the small, but mighty World Stage in Leimert Park Village. Yes, the same one founded by Billy Higgins and Poet Kamau Daaood  over 20 years ago. Tonight , I was invited out by drummer/percussionist Don Littleton who was fronting a TRio of sort “without Piano”  just drums/percussions, woodwinds and Bass Violin.  what an Order!  a quick peek at The personnel told me not to miss it. Though its been over 30 years since I lived in Leimert Park, I still enjoy driving back out from the Inland empire area to “GET MY REAL JAZZ FIX”.  DON had assembled an eclectic trio of master Jazz musicians . including Don himself, Bassist John B. Williams, who many of you may remember in the early days at the Lighthouse Jazz  Club with The Horace Silver Quintet, and fans of the Arsenio Hall first show in the 80s. He was Bass player /Poet in the “POSSE” Band led by Michael Wolff.  Mentors and teachers like Ron Carter,  no wonder John is one the premier bassist on a “first call status.”  Muti-Reed man Pablo Calogero was the glue on saturday night as he weaved his way through Jazz Pioneer’s compositions without piano, with him carrying the onus of melody and creating new melodies off the harmonics of the original. MONK, DUKE ELLINGTON, Coltrane, just to name a few.  The “Entree” was the mastery of improv.   One of the tunes that stood out  for me was a “call and response” ditty by Ellington  re-spunned by the Trio.

(hear original  Angelica by Ellington/Coltrane by clicking on link)

This group was able to get up under the skin and  find your soul  to connect with you in the audience. No fluff  or gimmicks, just pure  Jazz, soul , passion and experience took us on a 90 minute journey.  I was particular amazed at the woodwind player, Pablo Calogero, who played masterfully on Saxes,Flute and a rare appearance of the infamous BASS Clarinet..a monster on any set.   Don Littleton  on Traps Don Littleton Trio B w Pablo Colgero & John B


John B. made it easy  for us in the audience to complete the picture that was being painted by the group all evening. I love it when I don’t have to deal with musicians just “faxing it in” just because the ideal environment is not there.  all of the musicians were true professionals on an obvious slow night at the door.. it did not bother their creativity one bit. (www.johnbwilliams.com)

Slap drum & Bass Clarinet alone
Bass Clarinet & Soprano sax with Cajons(slap Drums)




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posted by Robert J. Carmack  #blues2jazzguy zane-musa Los Angeles,Calif.  The L.A. jazz community cried out in agony over the apparent suicidal death of local saxophonist Zane Musa on Monday,Feb  2.  A welcomed fixture on the Southern California jazz scene for almost 20 years. Musa died in Fort Lauderdale, Florida at the age of 36.  Details are still sketchy at present as close friends and peers try to wrap their head around the cloudy circumstances  surrounding his demise.  News of Musa’s passing came from trumpeter Arturo Sandoval, who’d used Zane often in recent years in his bands, including a popular annual jazz cruise that had docked in Fort Lauderdale on Sunday after a week in the Caribbean. Sandoval first tweeted on Monday morning that Musa had been in a “terrible accident” and asking for prayers for “my brother,” then tweeted again a few hours later to say that he had passed. Musa was reportedly taken from a parking structure near the Fort Lauderdale Airport to Broward Health Medical Center’s Intensive Care Unit, where he was pronounced dead on Monday night, according to a family spokesperson. Sandoval was overheard saying, “I have played with a lot of great musicians, but there are very few that really impress me — Zane Musa was one of those very few. I considered him to be a true master of his instrument on a level with some of the great jazz masters, and I always felt it was an honor just to be able to play with him. His control and his imagination on his instrument was second to none.” He was later a regular at Charlie O’s in Van Nuys, a club dedicated to the local mainstream/bop jazz scene that closed in 2011. Further details will be forthcoming if and when family members release it. In speaking to L.A. based Jazz drummer Don Littleton, He was quoted as saying ,” This Kid was one of the great ones early on and, I just had to embrace him. When you run across a young person of his skill-set and attitude, doing it the right way, Man, you just got to support them as much as possible.” “Zane Musa in an incredible virtuoso of the saxophone. His versatility amazed me every time we played. It is and honor and a privilege to play alongside him.” – Arturo Sandoval, (legendary trumpet player) Zane Musa had solidly established himself as one of the most innovative and studied musician of the Los Angeles, California jazz scene. His playing had been sought out and showcased by the likes of Arturo Sandoval, Roy Hargrove, Macy Gray, Christina Aguilera, and John Mayer. He also lent his talents to the house bands of several popular television shows including The Voice, Jimmy Kimmel Live, and The Carson Daily Show. He was playing regularly in the prominent clubs of Hollywood with several bands, including Jeff Goldblum and the Mildred Snitzer Orchestra, fronted by the well-known actor and accomplished pianist, Jeff Goldblum.


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L-R George Benson,Paul Jackson,Jr., Jacques Lesure
L-R George Benson,Paul Jackson,Jr., Jacques Lesure

Shown here with his brethren of the “Git’ Box,”  jazz man Jacques Lesure trading road stories , flats and sharps, and whats on tap for the next Jacques Lesure CD. Left to Right, Grammy winner George Benson, Paul Jackson Jr and Jacques. Noted Jazz Drummer, Willie Jones III , president at WJ3 Records announced the release date as sometime in the spring of 2015 , possibly April stated,  Ed Lovell, Lesure’s longtime friend and manager. Jacques Lesure’s sophomore  CD on WJ3 Records will feature Jones III hitting drums, but also composition contributions from journeymen jazz artists, Donald Brown (grammy nominated pianist) and Eric Wyatt. Jacques Lesure, a Los Angles-based guitarist is originally from Detroit, Michigan; home of the famous Motown sound. Jacques attributes his sense of style and signature sound to his development in Detroit. “Growing up in Motown, you can’t help but be influenced by some of the greats like Tommy Flanagan, Kenny Burrell, Betty Carter; great gospel artists such as The Clark Sisters, The Winans  and  singer Fred Hammond, they’re all from Detroit” said Jacques Lesure.