L.A. JAZZ JOURNALIST ADDED TO CAST OF AWARD WINNER-NORTH ON SOUTH CENTRAL


posted by Kamaad Tauhid   #@blues2jazzguy

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Robert J. Carmack as Robby Royale – Club Alabam-2014

Our Publisher and Editor in Chief has been tapped to perform a role in the One Night Only Production of “North On South Central” a musical Play directed by Carla Clark and produced by TPC. Warner Grand Theater   478 W.6th Street San Pedro, California   310-548-2493

Mr. Carmack is a Theater Arts major and alumnus of Cal State University,Dominguez Hills. Robert was asked to recreate his character from the N.O.S. spin-off, The Club Alabam MC, Robby Royale. He’s the house M.C. for the club. He will charm the audience and introduce the show and engage with the audience as a “Host with the Most” should. Alabam, another TPC production was staged in 2014 ,Inglewood California. Mr. Carmack is well-known  locally as a jazz archivist and journalist/musician/poet in Los Angeles. He’s constantly working with local musicians on various jazz/poetry projects..such as last year’s Bobby Hutcherson & Jackie McLean Tribute , and 2015’s  Duke Pearson:Thank You Uncle Duke and a 95th Birthday celebration at the Leimert Park venue , World Stage for a 21 saxophone Salute to Charlie Parker. Carmack is already gearing up for a  “Thelonious Monk turns 100” project.Plight Pixs Robert Rasta hat

Carmack has also written several plays and produced them in Los Angeles, Oakland, California  and Atlanta,Georgia. Prior to Mr. Carmack’s years in theater and producing and promoting shows ,He was a musician,playing saxophones and flute.Robert grew up in Watts and Compton, and traveled around the world playing or promoting music of various genres.”BUT, JAZZ is my Passion!,said Carmack as he eases on a classic CD with McCoy Tyner and Charles Davis with Jimmy Garrison,Elvin Jones 1964 album “Illuminations” .

Robert J inside Stage squating 21 sax

Robert kneeling on right next to Azar Lawrence 21 Saxophone salute

“I’m inviting all my family and friends to come on out that Sunday afternoon, March 26th at 5PM . Let us take you on a time-machine trip back to Los Angeles 1940s and 50s. as we explore all that Black Hollywood had to offer then. Billie Holiday, Dorothy Dandridge, Sarah Vaughn, Little Walter the Blues man and many others. They will all be there along our own special Alabam Chorus Girls high stepping and raising raucous all night long.. Our very special Alabam Jazz musicians orchestra.” boasted  Carmack..We bring the Party flavor of yesterday inside of two hours…More information Call 562- 2159616 or go to website for tickets at http://www.WGT.tix.com

sepia Robert on sax

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