POCKET JAZZ PRESENTS: CHARLIE YARDBIRD PARKER “21 TOOT SALUTE!”


Coming August 2019  a nationwide Yardbird Parker 21 Toot salute on Charlie Parker’s 99th birthday in Los Angeles and the World. Robert J. Carmack of newly created Pocket Jazz productions are planning a 2020 celebration of “Bird at 100” project .. a 3 day event involving artists, jazz musicians, poets and actors and dancers. details…

BLACK MUSIC MONTH:50 YEARS BOLD SOUL SISTER ARETHA FRANKLIN


Originally posted on Hipster Sanctuary:
posted by Robert J. Carmack    #@blue2jazzguy photo by associated press Congratulations!! Aretha Franklin receives an honorary degree from Harvard University  May 29 2014.  There are Divas and there are DIVAS, Aretha Franklin isn’t just the Queen of Soul, she’s THE Voice of  All Ages. Gospel, Soul, Pop, and dare…

Obit: Cecil Taylor — Hawkins Bay Dispatch


Jazz pianist with a radical improvisation style described as one of the most ‘incorrigibly sublime’ figures in the recent history of music 08 April 2018 |John Fordham | The Guardian “The maverick African-American jazz pianist and poet Cecil Taylor, who has died aged 89, gave an impression of constant motion and restless speed. He fused…

TYFAHRA SINGS NANCY WILSON : AN INTIMATE EVENING OF TRIBUTE TO THE FANCY MS. NANCY!


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…

CHARLIE HADEN KEPT IT SWINGIN’ 1937 – 2014 RIP


Originally posted on Hipster Sanctuary:
posted by Robert J. Carmack    #@blues2jazzguy Charles Edward Haden  was a Jazz bassist. He’s best known for his long association with saxophonist , Ornette Coleman, pianist Keith Jarrett, and his Liberation Music Orchestra. This group was co-led with pianist Carla Bley.  born-August 6 1937 ** died-July 11 1937. ?…

9 YEAR OLD ATLANTA DRUMMING SENSATION ADDED TO LONDON BASED TV SHOW


Originally posted on Hipster Sanctuary:
? ? ? ? ? ? posted by Robert J. Carmack    #@blues2jazzguy                    At a recent interview with a Chief Executive at London 5 Studios in England, It was announced that 9 year old Joshua Grant has been selected to the cast of ” Little Melanie” a new TV show still in pre-production development. The show…