SAXOPHONIST DALE FIELDER RETURNS TO HERB ALPERT’S VIBRATO GRILL JAZZ


by Robert J. Carmack   #blues2jazzguy Coming Saturday October 3 2015 9PM DALE FIELDER with PAT SENATORE TRIO at Herb Alpert’s Vibrato Grill Jazz 2930 N Beverly Glen Cir, Los Angeles, California 90077 The Players:Dale Fielder saxes, Tom Ranier, piano Pat Senatore bass, Ramon Banda, drums Check out some vintage Dale Fielder music 1993 Free…

STEPHANIE SPRUILL AT CLIVE DAVIS THEATER: 4 YOUR GRAMMY CONSIDERATION


*by Robert J. Carmack  #blues2jazzguy  #itsajazzday “Stephanie Spruill is a great performer and she reminds me of Eartha Kitt and Sarah Vaughan.”Barry Gordy-Founder Motown ************************************************************************************** “Stephanie Spruill is phenomenal.I met her in the mid – 70s when she was starting out in L.A .at some sessions she was singing on for my cousins Larry and…

HAPPY 85 TO JAZZ LEGENDARY SAXOPHONIST SONNY ROLLINS !


posted by robert j. carmack  #@blues2jazzguy SONNY ROLLINS  SEPTEMBER 7 1930 Sonny Rollins turned 85 years old today . its hard to believe ,not because of his age, but, in spite of his age. He still holds court somewhere in the world on major stages blowing long, multi-note phrases, swinging  violently on the most miniscule…

ICONIC JAZZ SAXOPHONIST PHIL WOODS PERFORMS LAST CONCERT


posted by Robert J.Carmack It was announced recently at the Manchester Craftsmen’s Guild in Pittsburg,Pennsylvania that alto saxophonist and NEA Jazz Master Phil Woods  is retiring from performing because of challenging health issues. Woods was on hand to lead a local trio and the Pittsburg Symphony Orchestra in a swinging reprisal of the Charlie Parker With…

THE SPIRIT OF CHARLIE PARKER FLOWED AT WORLD STAGE -LOS ANGELES


posted by #@blues2jazzguy Saturday, August 29  at the World Stage kicked off a double-header of  fiery jazz events beginning at 3pm where a smattering of jazz musicians assembled and paid homage to the great Charlie Parker on his 95th birthday.       Billed as A 21 SAXOPHONE SALUTE to BIRD.      A modest,…

BENNIE’S FROM HEAVEN: BENNIE MAUPIN BASHIN’ AT THE BLUE WHALE


posted by Robert J. Carmack with photos by Chuck Koton August 29 is a very lively day for many and jazz is no stranger, as it’s the birthdate of three prominent saxophonists, Charlie Parker, Bobby Watson and multi-reeds man,Bennie Maupin. The Blue Whale jazz club of Los Angeles was rocking for two nights as Bennie…