THOMAS SIMMONS JAZZ HOST AND MASTER RECORDS COLLECTOR


posted by Robert J. Carmack           #@blues2jazzguy Atlanta resident, Thomas Simmons invites you and yours for a seat right down front at your favorite listening space. Holding it down each and every Friday night 10pm to midnightt eastern standard time at WRFG FM 89.3 ,Jazz to Soothe Your Soul. Thomas explores…

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…

HIPSTER SANCTUARY ADDS NEW JAZZ RADIO SHOW NIGHT JOURNEY REWIND


posted by Robert J. Carmack #@blues2jazzguy It was announced recently by Publisher/Editor in Chief , Robert J. Carmack, Hipster Sanctuary.Com is expanding it jazz menu to include a hip and stimulating Jazz  radio show featuring  past, present, and emerging Jazz artists inside an hour interview format. NIGHT JOURNEY REWIND (NJR) is hosted by veteran radio…

HAPPY BIRTHDAY RAMSEY: STILL THE IN CROWD @ 80


posted by Robert J. Carmack  #@blues2jazzguy Composer, Pianist, TV host and Jazz legend RAMSEY LEWIS has been referred to as “the great performer,”  a title reflecting his performance and style. It seems strange saying Ramsey Lewis in the same sentence as 80 years old.  Still youthful looking and playing at the peek of his power…

HBO BESSIE: MORE B FLAT THAN B NATURAL


posted by R.J. Carmack   #@blues2jazzguy BESSIE: More B FLAT Than B Natural by Robert J. Carmack Watching the HBO produced TV movie “Bessie” with Queen Latifah as Blues singer Bessie Smith was quite painful. I not sure which was worse the writing or the acting, to be honest, the acting was scattered by instances…

ECHOES OF AN ERA: THE FABULOUS QUINCY JONES


posted by  Eric L. Wattree via R.J. Carmack #blues2jazzguy Quincy Jones is one of the last truly GREAT composers and arrangers to come out of jazz, or any other form of music, in quite some time. NOBODY is greater, and no one ever has been. He stands among Ellington, Basie, Mancini, and Gershwin in complete…

CBS STEVIE WONDER’S SONGS IN THE KEY OF LIFE CELEBRATION “GOT IT RIGHT”


posted by robert j. carmack #blues2jazzguy #chefrobb #GrammyAwards #GrammySalute  #CBSNetwork “Songs in the Key of Life: An All-Star Grammy Salute” aired Monday on CBS, which featured the best of the new generation performers, all paying respect to the legendary Stevie Wonder. http://www.complex.com/music/2015/02/beyonce-ed-sheeran-gary-clark-jr-cover-stevie-wonder-higher-ground Performers including Beyonce, Ed Sheeran, Lady Gaga, Ariana Grande, Pharrell, Tony Bennett and The Band…

The Jazz Spotlight With Harvey McKnight


Join Harvey McKnight -the Jazz Warrior  each and every Sunday  11:AM to 3:PM EST.   WGVU 88.5 and 93.5 streaming Online at http://www.wgvu.org      WGVU FM 301 W.Fulton   Grand Rapids, Michigan 49504 Jazz has been called America’s classical music, and for good reason. Along with the blues, its forefather, it is one of the…