With me not being able to attend this electrifying show, Lucky for me one of my contributing photographers was there , Mr. Chuck Koton. Chuck Koton is a well-respected shutter-bug of our genre, that always seem to be on the scene. when the downbeat is signaled, Chuck’s lens is working to capture the essence of the sessions.
Thanks again for these great pictures. The world Stage , Founded by Drummer Billy Higgins and Poet Laureate Kamaau Daood over 25 years ago. The new World Stage is off to a great start in its new facilities . Over the last 4 months they have procured a plethora of legendary jazz artists. This past weekend was no different as multi-instrumentalist and composer, Bennie Maupin brought in his aggregation of players.
In addition to his group of fine musicians, He also showcased Shana Tucker, a new face and voice thats been making a lots of noise on the east coast with superior skills on cello, guitar and vocals. Spurred on by her success of her debut CD “Shine” just a couple of years ago. The young entertainer did not disappoint with her sublime performances on all her instruments.
This writer promises a more personal interview very soon with the young musician, Ms. Shana Tucker, on her latest projects and coming tour venues. Stay tuned to this blog or #@blues2jazzguy – twitter
Posted by Robert J. Carmack-All Photos by Chuck Koton
Jazz Shutter Bug, Chuck Koton was just able to eek out the last set at Catalina’s Jazz Bar & Grill in Hollywood recently. Miller was in town for a short stint to promote his latest effort entitled Afro Deezia. the Band seemed to push out a mix of Originals and covers. Miller was just in town last month for two big concerts at the Hollywood Bowl. The talented multi-instrumentalist was showcasing all his skills as jazz musician and bandleader. Often Marcus found himself trading licks with alto saxophonist, Alex Hahn and Atlanta-based Trumpeter Russell Gunn. One of his tunes that stood out during the last set was a thunderous bass-thumping version of Papa Was a Rolling Stone. also, a special tribute to “Goree” was highlighted by his mastery of the bass clarinet. Thanks Chuck for the pictures.
Sandra Booker @ LACMA_Singer/songwriter Sandra Booker returns to the Los Angeles County Museum of Art for her eighth appearance at part of the Jazz at LACMA series. Back by popular demand, she is a museum favorite and guaranteed to swing the night away with a collection of jazz and R&B standards as well as her original compositions.
Andy Langham, piano/keyboards Edwin Livingston, acoustic/electric bass Thomas White, drums
Friday, October 7 6:00 to 8:00pm
Los Angeles County Music of Art
5905 Wilshire Boulevard Los Angeles, CA 90036