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FATHER OF ROCK & ROLL CHUCK BERRY PASSES 1926 ~ 2017- In Loving Memory


Rock & Roll Legend Chuck Berry

The “Best of the Best in Music” of all genres as we say goodbye to the master Chuck Berry..“The Real King of Rock & Roll” 

“NUFF SAID!”

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SINGER ELOISE LAWS JOINS AWARD WINNER “NORTH ON SOUTH CENTRAL” MUSICAL


posted by Kaumaad Tauhid      #@blues2jazzguy

 

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Los Angeles _It was announced recently by Carla Du Pree Clark Director of the hit Musical,”North On South Central”, Ms. Eloise Laws has joined the talented cast. The Houston born singer/songwriter is well-known for her gifted voice being heard on radio stations and concert halls around the world. But, in recent years,she’s also put her vocal skills to work on the Theater stage as well. while most will remember her chart toppers,You’re Incredible,Love Comes Easy, and Baby You Lied..she also excelled in her theatrical endeavors with a Tony Award Nomination for a musical she co-wrote and starred in “It’s Nothing But the Blues.”    17022235_10212551378763295_5203571639174267846_n

Ms. Laws comes from a very talented family of singers and musicians, including iconic brothers, Hubert and Ronnie…with younger sister Debra, fully established in her own career.

 

Eloise is asking all of her fans in Los Angeles to come out and support this award-winning Musical, “North on South Central”.. It’s a Keeper! eloise-laws-1-silver-gown

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YOUNG JAZZ PIANIST OPENS 59th MONTEREY JAZZ FESTIVAL GALA


posted by Robert J. Carmack via Contributor Wayne Hooper

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photos provided by Wayne Hooper Collection-all rights reserved c/2016

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Opening Night in Monterey CA ..59th annual Monterey Jazz Festival! Gala Dinner Honoring Quincy Jones w/guest MC and teenage friend in Seattle in the 1940’s,Clint Eastwood! Live music by child prodigy Jazz pianist Joey Alexander and his trio!  Many thanks to my good friend, Wayne Hooper for his contributions to this article & photos.

Happy Wedding Anniversary Wayne!

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SAXOPHONIST DALE FIELDER LAUNCHES NEW DOUBLE CD RESILIENCE!


" Fresh New Material" from Saxophonist Dale Fielder

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dale Fielder is a jazz saxophonist, composer and band leader. Fielder is best known for his work as a baritone saxophonist since his 2004 CD, “Baritone Sunride“.  He is devotee of the late great jazz baritone saxophonist Pepper Adams. Fielder was actively involved  in producing and performing at the 1st International Pepper Adams Jazz Festival in Los Angeles in October 2012 where he shared the stage with jazz baritone sax great Gary Smulyan.

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The MAN and his GOLDEN HORNS

Fielder followed the Pepper Adams celebration by touring with his Tribute Quintet performing his project: “The Music of the Donald Byrd/Pepper Adams Quintet 1958-1961”. Their CD ‘Each Time I Think Of You‘ was released in Oct. 2012. In 2014, Fielder released his 15th CD, “Dream Dancing” – Live at Lincoln Park with guitarist Eric Johnson. Fielder is releasing his 16th CD, “Resilience” August 5th  2016, with his long-time Quartet featuring pianist Jane Getz. The project celebrates the quartet’s 20th Anniversary in 2015.

Come Out and See Dale Fielder Quartet perform from his new CD, RESILIENCE!  with Special Guest Vocalist Rita Edmonds Los Angeles County Museum of Art Wilshire Blvd & Ogden Ave.

Two Sets: 6pm to 8pm for more info: http://www.dalefieldermusic.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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TACO PETE SUPPORTS BAND ~ PLIGHT


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“Take my word for it, You will keep coming Back! My Favorite is the Classic Turkey Taco in a crispy shell”-Robert J. Carmack- Hipster Sanctuary.Com

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Support the Band PLIGHT Jazz Ensemble event

Night of the Grassroots Hip-Nosis   an evening of music & spoken word paying tribute to jazz icons Bobby Hutcherson & Jackie McLean. Sat July 30th 8pm  World Stage Performance Gallery   4321 Degnan Blvd LA California 90008

Tickets:$20/$25 at door  more info  call 951-840-7120

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MILES & TRANE: TWO TITANS TURNING 90


posted by ROBERT J. CARMACK  #blues2jazzguy

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Its 2016, that means Messers ,Miles Dewey Davis and John William Coltrane,both born in 1926 is turning 90 years old . I’m excited and curious about what’s going to happen event-wise. What is radio,print and internet going to do? Miles has a tremendous jump on things ,since a movie about part of his life is due out. Probably around his birthday weekend which is in May.

John Coltrane’s peeps have been rather silent and crickets-like when it comes to making a splash..Not a peep. Don’t get me wrong I’m not admonishing them for not being all social media “blitzy” like the Miles Davis camp. But its par for the course when you’re dealing with the rather flamboyant persona and spirit of Miles Davis. Films, postage stamps,Tee shirts,posters and tribute CDs and “live”concerts with artists all paying homage.

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It’s really amazing that these two, of all the musicians that matter are still attached, even after their leaving this earth. With Coltrane being gone the longest (July 17 1967) this year marking 49 years in July. Miles transitioned in September of 1991, which is at 25 years. I suspect there will be a lot more events and activity for Miles before his birthday gets here, all aiding in promoting the new film by Don Cheadle as Director and Actor.

From this day forth, I will be monitoring the scene nationally to see “who does what and when.” The beauty of such a monumental occasion is a great opportunity for the jazz community to come together and promote the legacy that these two left behind for us to study, enjoy, and pass along to the next generation. in my lifetime, I have been able to absorb a great deal of their art on vinyl,CDs,tapes,canvass,film and video.

My hope is that, someone or organization will put together an assortment of events that will garner international attention as these two giants of Jazz approach a “MILESTONE.” No pun intended! Lol!!