HAPPY 85 TO JAZZ LEGENDARY SAXOPHONIST SONNY ROLLINS !


posted by robert j. carmack  #@blues2jazzguy SONNY ROLLINS  SEPTEMBER 7 1930 Sonny Rollins turned 85 years old today . its hard to believe ,not because of his age, but, in spite of his age. He still holds court somewhere in the world on major stages blowing long, multi-note phrases, swinging  violently on the most miniscule…

BENNIE’S FROM HEAVEN: BENNIE MAUPIN BASHIN’ AT THE BLUE WHALE


posted by Robert J. Carmack with photos by Chuck Koton August 29 is a very lively day for many and jazz is no stranger, as it’s the birthdate of three prominent saxophonists, Charlie Parker, Bobby Watson and multi-reeds man,Bennie Maupin. The Blue Whale jazz club of Los Angeles was rocking for two nights as Bennie…

CELEBRATE JAZZ IN CHICAGO !! CHICAGO JAZZ FESTIVAL SEPTEMBER 3-6 2015


http://jazzinchicago.org/jazzfest/ http://jazzinchicago.org    posted by #@blues2jazzguy    Robert J. Carmack What would an installment of the Chicago Jazz Festival be without a Freeman family reunion? But September 4th’s performance by saxophonist Chico and his guitarist uncle George will offer, in the parlance of Monty Python, something completely different. Performing music from their new Southport Records…

SAN FRANCISCO BAY AREA SCHOLAR AND ARTIST DUANE DETERVILLE @ LACMA JAZZ


posted by #@blues2jazzguy Duane Deterville shown  here with Editor of Hipster Sanctuary, Robert J. Carmack. Deterville in Los Angeles recently for a guest lecture examining the iconography, structure, and layered meanings in Kahlil Joseph: Double Conscience. The scholarly artist,writer specializes in African and Afro-Diasporic Visual Culture. Deterville previously wrote on Joseph’s film Until the Quiet Comes…

JAZZ APPRECIATION MONTH:HIPSTER SANCTUARY SALUTES L.A. DRUMMERS


posted by #@blues2jazzguy       #jazzappreciationmonth If You live in L.A. or, have lived in Los angeles for any length of time like myself, You would have seen, heard or experienced one of these guys or maybe all of them. One thing for sure, I know all of them and they all are groove…