REMEMBERING KENNY DORHAM -1924 -1972


posted by Robert J.Carmack Kenny Dorham’s soft, energetic, be-bop style and confident, smooth lyrical playing has influenced countless musicians. One of the great trumpet pioneers of the bebop era, Kenny had the misfortune to play beneath the shadows cast by Gillespie, Fats Navarro, Clifford Brown and Miles Davis. He worked with most of the giants…

CELEBRATE JAZZ IN CHICAGO !! CHICAGO JAZZ FESTIVAL SEPTEMBER 3-6 2015


http://jazzinchicago.org/jazzfest/ http://jazzinchicago.org    posted by #@blues2jazzguy    Robert J. Carmack What would an installment of the Chicago Jazz Festival be without a Freeman family reunion? But September 4th’s performance by saxophonist Chico and his guitarist uncle George will offer, in the parlance of Monty Python, something completely different. Performing music from their new Southport Records…

ONE NIGHT ONLY !! NOW’S THE TIME: SPIRITS OF OUR ANCESTORS


ONE NIGHT OF ENCHANTING MUSIC & POETRY a robert j. carmack production NOW’S THE TIME: SPIRITS OF OUR ANCESTORS ONE NIGHT ONLY !!    One Night Only!!   One Night Only!!   SATURDAY  AUGUST 29  8:PM Doors open 7:00PM The World Stage Performance Gallery 4344 S. Degnan Blvd Los Angeles, California  90008 (Leimert Park) ATD…

LOVE IT WHEN A GREAT JAZZ CONCEPT COMES TOGETHER : THANKS UNCLE DUKE


posted by @blues2jazzguy concert photos only by Jerone Myles One of the best feeling in the world is when you plan,execute and get back a return on your effort in double spades..No, I’m not playing cards, even though I am using a card game metaphor. On August 22,last saturday night, a group of master musicians, two vocalists!…

SAN FRANCISCO BAY AREA SCHOLAR AND ARTIST DUANE DETERVILLE @ LACMA JAZZ


posted by #@blues2jazzguy Duane Deterville shown  here with Editor of Hipster Sanctuary, Robert J. Carmack. Deterville in Los Angeles recently for a guest lecture examining the iconography, structure, and layered meanings in Kahlil Joseph: Double Conscience. The scholarly artist,writer specializes in African and Afro-Diasporic Visual Culture. Deterville previously wrote on Joseph’s film Until the Quiet Comes…

WILLIE JONES III QUINTET SET TO APPEAR AT SMOKE JAZZ & SUPPER CLUB


This Friday night in New York City promises to be unforgettable. The hard-driving drummer & bandleader,Willie Jones III slides in for one-night only,three dinner sets. August 21, 1st set begins at 7:30pm. Willie Jones III, one of the hardest swinging drummers in modern jazz, is an important bandleader who leads groups that have irresistible chemistry….

Remembering Duke Pearson:Jazz’s Other Duke


Originally posted on Hipster Sanctuary:
posted by Robert J. Carmack Jazz pianist and composer who also had experience as producer,bandleader,arranger and A&R  man for Blue Note in the 1960s and beyond. His talent and perseverance help shape the Hard Bop  direction for Blue Note records. “Even after 30 + years past his death, his legacy…

NIGHT JOURNEY REWIND JAZZ RADIO INTERVIEWS WRITER,PRODUCER ROBERT J.CARMACK


http://www.nightjourneyrewind.com/home/archives/08-2015 (click on the link above to access the radio program) Radio programming produced and hosted by James Graves Robert J. Carmack Editor in Chief,Hipster Sanctuary.Com. Robert grew up in Los Angeles (Watts & Compton) and has spent almost five decades in entertainment as musician, actor,producer ,writer and photo/journalist across many genres including Jazz, Soul/R&B…

RIFFIN’ WITH CLASSIC AVANT GARDE JAZZ MAN BOBBY BRADFORD


posted by Robert J. Carmack / Chuck Koton-Photos One of the best part of living in Los Angeles besides the weather, is the plethora of great art museums. The County of Los Angeles on Wilshire for Modern Art has been pumping out great live jazz concerts for years. many I have been witness to, and…