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NIGHT JOURNEY REWIND JAZZ RADIO INTERVIEWS WRITER,PRODUCER ROBERT J.CARMACK


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McCoy Tyner with Robert J. Carmack
McCoy Tyner with Robert J. Carmack

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 and Blues. Co-founded The Paul Robeson Players, The Atlanta International Jazz Society, The SFBAAAM (San Francisco Bay-Area African American Musicians)works as publicist,promoter and producer for live concerts and awards shows.

An expert in Jazz & blues history, Robert studied Music, Communications and Theater Arts in college. He holds a Bachelors of Arts Degree from California State University Dominguez Hills. A passionate patron of Youth in the Fine Arts & Education.

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LES McCANN’s INVITATION TO OPENNESS: JAZZ & SOUL PHOTOGRAPHY 1960- 1980


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This collects the photographs of legendary musician Les McCann; he documented the jazz scene and its players—Nina Simone, John Coltrane, Count Basie, and many others—from the inside, across several decades.

LES MCCANN  PHOTOGRAPHY OF A LONG AND ECLECTIC CAREER IN MUSIC
LES MCCANN PHOTOGRAPHY OF A LONG AND ECLECTIC CAREER IN MUSIC
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Les McCann Documented Jazz History- “HE WAS THERE”

“His perfect marriage of church and swing captured the spirit of the times in the same way that Ray Charles’ mixture of gospel and blues heralded the arrival of soul.”  Joel Dorn

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Les McCann during his Les McCann LTD. days at Pacific Jazz Records

DALE FIELDER QUARTET CELEBRATES 20 YEARS DURING JAZZ APPRECIATION MONTH


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Dale Fielder Quartet and Robert J. Carmack set for Jazz Appreciation Month Celebration

“The stories DFQ tell through their instruments are like classic volumes in your personal library.” Robert J. Carmack Publisher/Editor Hipster Sanctuary

THE DALE FIELDER QUARTET & SPECIAL GUEST POET ROBERT J. CARMACK @ KINGSTON CAFE

333 FAIR OAKS Ave. Off DEL MAR Ave. PASADENA, CALIF SATURDAY APRIL 18 2015   7pm to 9pm                                       $15 admission    (at door only) Limited Seating Dale Fielder Quartet 

                                                                                                      

2015 is proving to be a very special year for both talents as The Dale Fielder Quartet is celebrating 20 years as a group together, virtually unheard of in today’s music business. Robert J. Carmack and Glenn Davis co-founded a jazz newsletter 17 years ago (The Hipster) as part of the Atlanta International        Jazz Society,that’s now grown into a full blown music E-Zine dedicated to classic Jazz, Blues and Soul music. www.hipstersanctuary.com.

Both are Leos, Dale Fielder & Robert Carmack are longtime friends and artists in constant creative mode. Fielder is set to produce his 16th CD later in 2015. A release date has not been set yet. Carmack has written and is currently producing a unique musical revue set in the 1950s/60s Los Angeles, weaving a story around the music scene in Los Angeles, while paying homage to the music of Nellie Lutcher, T-Bone Walker,Ray Charles, Etta James, Bobby Blue Bland and Sarah Vaughn , including some Doo-Wop.

writer ,actor, musician and journalist Robert J. Carmack
writer ,actor, musician and journalist Robert J. Carmack

“CHITLIN’ CIRCUIT” is debuting a Sneak Preview Summer 2015, as part of a Black Music Series produced by RJC Mediatainment & Hipster Sanctuary.Com. “I met Dale while hanging out at a very popular coffeehouse of the time, 5th Street Dick’s in Leimert Park. It was in early 1993 as the area was trying to get back on track after the riot in 1992 and an entire community of artist all came together inside a small area called Leimert Park (Village) a group of small business people, often marketing Afro-centric wares, and crafts. One was a former homeless person living on the streets of downtown Los Angeles, who parlayed his 12 step-recovery and saved enough money to open a Jazz coffee house, which he gave a willing Dale Fielder a spot hosting the jam sessions at midnight every weekend, while jazz flowed downstairs and out into the 43rd & Degnan’s sidewalks, the people came and came and, came including, the media cameras, movie celebrities and all the best young cats in jazz.” This all coincided with what was happening nationally with the Wynton Marsalis crowd and an upsurge in Jazz spots in L.A. once again because of three spots, Marla’s Memory lane, 5th Street Dick’s and Billy Higgins, master jazz drummer & Poet Kamau Daaood developing a performance gallery, the World Stage. Dale Fielder was at the forefront of all that. He went on to win the Jazz Discovery artist at TV network BET in 1995/96. By then, he had already produced two very solid CDs, including “Dear Sir” a moving tribute to Wayne Shorter’s music and was getting wide rotation and coverage on radio across the country. Fielder even had the blessings of Wayne Shorter himself as Dale performed songs from the newly released CD with the maestro himself in the house staying late and digging on the young saxophonist peppering the solos. Dale Fielder has been all around the world practically with either the Quartet, or Quintet. After 20 years, the passion has only gotten stronger with Dale, and his historic band of Pianist Jane Getz, Drummer Thomas White and Bassist, Bill “The Count” Markus. This band just knows how to squeeze every drop of soul power, passion and sometimes romance out of the notes. The stories they tell through their instruments are like classic volumes in your personal library.

Don’t miss out on celebrating 20 years of fun-filled excitement and adventure with the leader of the DFQ. Save the date April 18th 7pm to 9pm @ The Kingston Café Pasadena, California  More Info: 951-840-7120   

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The Hipster Sanctuary  E-Zine/Blog  is focused primarily on UNSUNG  artists of  Jazz, Blues and Soul Genres. We’ll profile, explore, interview and publicize information to, commemorate, or uplift the legacy of these artists who gave it their all during their time in the public’s eye.  “By Any Medium Necessary”  From time to time, we may have special events recognizing these artists as groups, or individually honoring them. We will also include individuals who contributed to the innovations and quality of the music through Press,Radio and Film. Artists emerging or still performing on a high level will be acknowledged as well.  We welcome ideas, suggestions,photos, and guest writers to participate as well.      Contact Us: Email  blues2jazz2003@yahoo.com

 Robert J. Carmack , Editor/Photographer/Actor /Musician/Producer/Playwright/Promoter 

Oh Yeah… Just One More  Thing !  colombo21-214x300  Robert  grew up in Los Angeles (Watts & Compton) and has spent five decades in entertainment as musician, actor,producer,writer and photojournalist across many genres including Jazz, Soul/R&B and Blues. Co-founded,The Paul Robeson Players, The Atlanta International Jazz Society, The SFBAAAM  (San Francisco Bay-Area  African-American Musicians)worked as 1publicist ,promoter and producer for live concerts and awards shows. 

An expert in Jazz & blues history, Robert studied Music, Communications and Theater Arts in college. He holds a Bachelors of Arts Degree from California State University Dominguez Hills and a Masters in Fine Arts from Columbia University. A passionate patron for youth in the Fine Arts & Education.