SAXOPHONISTS WANTED TO PARTICIPATE: 21 SAX SALUTE TO BIRD’S 95th BIRTHDAY


posted by #@Blues2jazzguy

COME JOIN US AND BECOME A PART OF HISTORY!!

AUGUST 29 3PM  Saturday

COME BLOW YOUR HORN..NOW’S THE TIME & Take a Picture with  other JAZZ SAXOPHONISTS in your Own City, Town, or  Country. Organize a Group or Be part of someone jazz ensemble

HOW CAN I PARTICIPATE? Call us 951-840-7120  

In LOS ANGELES  We Are ORGANIZING AT BILLY HIGGINS  WORLD STAGE 4344 DEGNAN BLVD. L.A. Calif. 90008

We will be posing for a GREAT DAY in HARLEM-type picture

3PM sharp  Must RSVP You will show up for picture..With saxophone!

Call NOW!!

step 1 . Organize a group of saxophonists that know the tune, NOW’s THE TIME by Charlie Parker.

step 2.  Assemble and have a friend or photographer Video tape with a phone or a video camera while the group is Riffin’ the head of  “Now’s The Time” INFO-Call Us NOW! 951-840-7120

step 3. Submit your video snippet or Jpegs to the following Email: blues2jazz2003@yahoo.com  – It will be posted in on-line page that will open up on face book just prior to Charlie Parker’s birthday. HAPPY 95th BIRD !!

FYI: HAPPY BIRTHDAY SAXOPHONIST BENNIE MAUPIN- AUGUST 29 1940

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HAPPY Birthday Bennie Maupin August 29th

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


http://www.nightjourneyrewind.com/home/archives/08-2015

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Radio programming produced and hosted by James Graves

McCoy Tyner with Robert J. Carmack
McCoy Tyner with Robert J. Carmack

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 and Blues. Co-founded The Paul Robeson Players, The Atlanta International Jazz Society, The SFBAAAM (San Francisco Bay-Area African American Musicians)works as publicist,promoter and producer for live concerts and awards shows.

An expert in Jazz & blues history, Robert studied Music, Communications and Theater Arts in college. He holds a Bachelors of Arts Degree from California State University Dominguez Hills. A passionate patron of Youth in the Fine Arts & Education.

RIFFIN’ WITH CLASSIC AVANT GARDE JAZZ MAN BOBBY BRADFORD


posted by Robert J. Carmack / Chuck Koton-Photos

Jazz Trumpeter Bobby Bradford
Jazz Trumpeter Bobby Bradford

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 some I missed. Unfortunately, I missed the recent Friday evening’s lineup (August 14) when the Bobby Bradford Ensemble came on like “a Tsunami” to the capacity audience in the outside venue.  what a band he brought on this warm,sunny day. (Band ) Bobby Bradford on cornet, Vinny Golia on bari sax and bass clarinet, William Roper/tuba, vocalist Dwight Trible, trumpeter Josh Aguiar, Cathlene Pineda/piano, bass clarinet, tenor sax Brian Walsh, Tina Raymond/drums and Zephyr Avalon on bass.

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Vinny Golia bari-Sax & Trumpeter Bobby Bradford

Fortunately for me, my good friend and well respected jazz photographer Chuck Koton attended the outstanding concert  where he was able to  capture some of the electricity coming out of the musicians, including special guest vocalist Dwight Trible. Trible “delivered the word” on the now classic ode to Lester Young, by legendary bassist Charlie Mingus, Good Bye Pork Pie Hat.  

Dwight Trible singing Good Bye Pork Pie Hat
Dwight Trible singing Good Bye Pork Pie Hat

It was less than two weeks ago, a maximum crowd watched Dwight Trible perform with his own group at LACMA ,taking the audience on a pleasant mystic journey. Bobby has always had the midas touch in knowing which ingredients to toss into the Jazz gumbo he’s been known for. Putting the right personnel for the sound chemistry that exist in the players.

Vinny Golia Bari sax Now
Vinny Golia bari sax

My first experience with Bobby Bradford was in college, as he was my professor of Afro-American music, circa 1972. At that time Bradford was co-leading a local band of journeymen musicians including fellow music educator and co-founder, John Carter, an able-bodied woodwinds player,primarily clarinet.  You can dismiss without investigation, but listening to Bradford in 2015 is like being a time machine,catapulting you into an Astral -traveling scene that constantly changes, which is what improvisations is all about.. go to the internet for further study on Bobby Bradford..

LOCAL JAZZ MUSICIANS & SINGERS SUPPORT BILLY HIGGINS WORLD STAGE


posted by Robert J. Carmack   #@blues2jazzguy

Local Jazz artists are throwing their hat in the ring, or in this case their voices and instruments. I have assembled a plethora of very talented musicians and singers to produce the “POCKET JAZZ SERIES”, a group of concerts. I’ve coined that phrase to emphasize the “small in stature, big in content” being presented at the World Stage Performance gallery, a limited seating space for the performing arts. However, “My thinking was to have two very different shows back to back weekends, so those that cannot make one, they maybe able to make the other.”

Starting with Saturday August 22 at 7:30 ,@ World Stage 4344 Degnan Blvd. Los Angeles,CA 90008, tickets/Info 951-840-7120  we’re kicking off the Series with a moving tribute. The GENIUS of DUKE PEARSON:Thanks Uncle Duke. the evening will be filled with sparkling Duke Pearson compositions, along with other composers who was either produced by Duke or, worked with him, such Donald Byrd, Cedar Walton, Bobby Hutcherson ,etc.  The music is being performed by The UNCLE DUKE LEGACY BAND featuring veteran jazz pianist/music director, Bobby West. voices featured are Aldene “Pat” Sligh, Jana Wilson and Mechelle La’Chaux .  Come out and celebrate a fresh new approach to exposing an audience to unsung greatness and such historic significance. writer of such popular jazz classics as Jeannine, Fancy Free, Sudel, Wahoo, Sweet Honeybee, Big Bertha’, Gaslight,ESP,and most famous , Christo Redentor, just to name a few.. make an evening of it. Tickets are $15-$20 limited Seating- first come first served, those with tickets will have seat priority.

Int'l Jazz Pianist Bobby West
Int’l Jazz Pianist Bobby West
Ishmael Hunter
Drummer Ishmael Hunter
Reggie Carson Bass
Reggie Carson Bassist
Derf Reklaw on Flute
Derf Reklaw Flute /Saxes/percussions
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Jana Wilson Jazz/Blues Singer
Mechelle La’ Chaux Actress/ Singer blues/Jazz/ R&B
Pat Sligh Jazz vocalist/ Actress
Pat Sligh Jazz vocalist/ Actress
Robert J. Carmack producer/actor/journalist - poet
Robert J. Carmack producer/actor/journalist – poet

BILLY HIGGINS WORLD STAGE PRESENTS: POCKET JAZZ SERIES AUGUST 22 & 29


posted by #@blues2jazzguy

Coming August 22/29 The World Stage Performance Gallery

Tender Feelins Duke P.

Pocket Jazz Series  Saturday August 22, 7:30pm

The Genius of DUKE PEARSON:Thanks Uncle Duke

Uncle Duke Legacy BandBobby WEST pianist/music director, Reggie Carson bassist,Ishmael Hunter drums,Derf Reklaw Flute/sax/percussion, Pat Sligh , Mechelle LaChaux and Jana Wilson Vocals;  M.C./Poet:Robert J. Carmack

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Saturday August 29  7:30pm

NOW’S THE TIME: Spirits of Our Ancestors

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Our great Legendary jazz icons

Featured Artists performing

An evening of music & poetry from our great icons and legends

Ms. Mechelle LaChaux-songs by Nellie Lutcher 1940s Jazz,Jive & Boogie , accompanied by Ms. Anqui Renise piano

Ms. Anqui Renise-Tin Pan Alley Jazz standards

Mr. James Love performing songs by Joe Williams,Lou Rawls    & others- backed by the Hipster Jazz Ensemble

very special invited guest Jazz bassist/guitarist and vocalist

AMIN EL (solo guitar/vocals) tribute to Gil Scott Heron

WORLD STAGE PERFORMANCE GALLERY  

4344 S. Degnan Blvd.  L.A. California 90008

Donations: $15-$20  (sliding scale)

Some tickets are still available for both shows

Ticket/RSVP info 951- 840-7120

JAZZ PIONEER ROOM: HAPPY BIRTHDAY LOUIS ARMSTRONG 1901 – 1971


posted by Archivist Jean-Marie Juif  & #@blues2jazzguy

Louis Armstrong (August 4, 1901 – July 6, 1971)

The Great Jazz Pioneer trumpeter Louie Armstrong
The Great Jazz Pioneer trumpeter Louie Armstrong

Louis Armstrong was born on August 4, 1901, in New Orleans, Louisiana, the birthplace of jazz. He is considered the most important improviser in jazz, and he taught the world to swing. Armstrong, fondly known as “Satchmo” (which is short for “Satchelmouth” referring to the size of his mouth) or “Pops,” had a sense of humor, natural and unassuming manner, and positive disposition that made everyone around him feel good. With his infectious, wide grin and instantly recognizable gravelly voice, he won the hearts of people everywhere. He had an exciting and innovative style of playing that musicians imitate to this day. Throughout his career, Armstrong spread the language of jazz around the world, serving as an international ambassador of swing. His profound impact on the music of the 20th century continues into the 21st century.

HAPPY BIRTHDAY EDDIE “MR. VOCALESE” JEFFERSON


Posted by Jean-Marie Juif  Archivist Jazz Pioneers Room

Eddie Jefferson  August 3,1918 – May 9,1979

Coleman Hawkins & Eddie Jefferson
Coleman Hawkins & Eddie Jefferson

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