posted by Robert J. Carmack ~ @blues2jazzguy -You know its very hard to find a word that describes a person perfectly, but I just may have. what I mean is, I googled the word Destiny and it read, ” the events that will necessarily happen to a particular person or thing in the future. Also,… Read More MUSIC IS YOUR DESTINY: INTERVIEW WITH DESTINY MUHAMMAD~ “HARPIST FROM DA’ HOOD”
posted by Robert J. Carmack The Lighthouse Café is a nightclub located at 30 Pier Avenue in Hermosa Beach, California. It has been active as a jazz showcase since 1949 and, under the name “The Lighthouse”, was one of the central West Coast jazz clubs from the 1950s through the late 1970s. Purely talking Jazz years,… Read More LIGHTHOUSE 68″ ~ JAZZ CRUSADERS LIVE ! CELEBRATING 50 YEARS…STILL FUNKY FRESH
posted by Robert J. Carmack @blues2jazzguy I always try to keep an open mind about today’s music and vocalists, particularly, Jazz vocalists. However, I’m a man of distinct taste and panache’ with a “side of groove and swing”. In the case of Sandra Booker “nobody out-swings” her… Read More SANDRA BOOKER~ ” LIL’ SASS ON SASS” AT HERB ALPERT’S VIBRATO GRILL,JAZZ,ETC
A brilliant Ms. M. Productions presented an intimate evening (Feb.17) with Oakland based vocalist and school principal Ms. Tyfahra Singleton. (shown in picture above are l-r, Tyrone Singleton, Tyfahra, pianist Bradley Young and bandleader/drummer Jerrell Ballard.) Tyfahra came into the “quite full” Barbara Morrison Performing Arts Center,with her “breath of fresh air” approach to the Nancy Wilson song book. Highlighted Nancy favorites… Read More TYFAHRA SINGS NANCY WILSON : AN INTIMATE EVENING OF TRIBUTE TO THE FANCY MS. NANCY!
The Booth / Kim Eclectic Nativity – a Free Music creative force featuring master bassist Juini Booth and violinist Kathleen Kim. JUST ADDED: Robert J. Carmack – Echoes of SUN RA Poetry Juini Booth and friends w/ supporting performances by Guillermo E. Brown (solo) and L.A. Fog. and DJ Xandão bringing the Brazilian funk. On this… Read More JAZZ MASTER BASSIST JUINI BOOTH RETURNS TO ZEBULON CAFE FEB 21 2018
posted by Robert J. Carmack It seems that a bevy of greats have left the stage and building since January of 2017. I realize that’s just life as we know it. Nothing to say about it case closed. However, I did not want to allow the sudden death of a great man and musician go… Read More SOUTH AFRICAN MUSICIAN HUGH MASAKELA JOINS THE ANCESTORS-RIP 1939-2018
JANA WILSON Portrays Nina Simone the High Priestess of Soul! TICKETS ON SALE NOW LIMITED SEATS! Click Link!! https://www.eventbrite.com/e/interview-with-the-high-priestess-nina-an-original-musical-play-tickets-40769094459?aff=ehomesaved Robert J. Carmack~ Writer-Director_Producer and Actor
Mel and wife waiting in green room to go onstage at Bach Dancing and Dynamite Society -Half-Moon Bay – Todd Barkan’s Keystone Korner 45th anniversary July 8 2017-photo by R.J. Carmack. jazz saxophonist Mel Martin and Herbie Hancock COMING SOON: Profiles in Jazz;MEL MARTIN- Reeds & Flute posted by… Read More FAREWELL JAZZ SAXOPHONIST MEL MARTIN: PRIDE OF THE S.F. BAY AREA 1942-2017 RIP
Meet Newly added Jazz Editor at Large.Coming July 30th Kristina McBride debuts at the Hipster Sanctuary with an in-depth interview with the soulful and quite sublime, vocalist, Dwight Trible.