BILLY HIGGINS WORLD STAGE PRESENTS: POCKET JAZZ SERIES AUGUST 22 & 29


posted by #@blues2jazzguy Coming August 22/29 The World Stage Performance Gallery Pocket Jazz Series  Saturday August 22, 7:30pm The Genius of DUKE PEARSON:Thanks Uncle Duke Uncle Duke Legacy Band–Bobby WEST pianist/music director, Reggie Carson bassist,Ishmael Hunter drums,Derf Reklaw Flute/sax/percussion, Pat Sligh , Mechelle LaChaux and Jana Wilson Vocals;  M.C./Poet:Robert J. Carmack ********************************************************************************** Saturday August 29  7:30pmContinue reading “BILLY HIGGINS WORLD STAGE PRESENTS: POCKET JAZZ SERIES AUGUST 22 & 29”

HIPSTER SANCTUARY JAZZ APPRECIATION MONTH IN APRIL COVERAGE: GIVE THE DRUMS SUM’


posted by Robert J. Carmack #@blues2jazzguy  Hipster Sanctuary.Com is promising some excellent coverage of Jazz in April and International Jazz Day Coming April 1st ! POETS, MUSICIANS, DANCERS and DRUMMERS , and The DRUMMERS, and Did we say the DRUMS! All month we will be celebrating Jazz and The people that keep it going, especiallyContinue reading “HIPSTER SANCTUARY JAZZ APPRECIATION MONTH IN APRIL COVERAGE: GIVE THE DRUMS SUM’”

WELCOME AWARD WINNING WRITER ERIC WATTREE TO HIPSTER SANCTUARY


posted by blues2jazzguy    #hipster Eric L. Wattree is a writer, poet, and musician, born in Los Angeles. He’s a columnist for The Los Angeles Sentinel, Black Star News, The Atlanta Post, and a member of the Sigma Delta Chi Society of Professional Journalists (http://www.spj.org/). He’s also the author of “A Message From the Hood.”Continue reading “WELCOME AWARD WINNING WRITER ERIC WATTREE TO HIPSTER SANCTUARY”

ECHOES OF AN ERA: THE FABULOUS QUINCY JONES


posted by  Eric L. Wattree via R.J. Carmack #blues2jazzguy Quincy Jones is one of the last truly GREAT composers and arrangers to come out of jazz, or any other form of music, in quite some time. NOBODY is greater, and no one ever has been. He stands among Ellington, Basie, Mancini, and Gershwin in completeContinue reading “ECHOES OF AN ERA: THE FABULOUS QUINCY JONES”

POP ICON SHEILA E’s E-SPOT LOUNGE PROVES MUCHO CALIENTE


posted by Robert J. Carmack #blues2jazzguy  #E-SpotLounge    “Where The Stars Go to Shine” Stephanie Spruill will be at (Sheila E’s) E. Spot Lounge  Friday-March 13th, 2015- 8PM showtime 4349 Tujunga Ave, Studio City, Ca 91604  (formerly Vitello’s Upstairs) Call for Reservations / More information 818-769-0905

DALE FIELDER QUARTET ROBERT J. CARMACK PERFORMS JAZZ & POETRY CONCERT


MOON GLOW PRODUCTIONS presents The SATURDAY JAM                  eclectic jazz Improvisations and riveting original poetry THE DALE FIELDER QUARTET  with Special Guest Poet   ROBERT J. CARMACK           @ KINGSTON CAFE 333 FAIR OAKS Blvd.  off  DEL MAR Ave.  PASADENA, CALIFORNIA 91105 SAT.  APRIL 18 2015Continue reading “DALE FIELDER QUARTET ROBERT J. CARMACK PERFORMS JAZZ & POETRY CONCERT”

HOWLIN’ BLUES and DIRTY DOGS ..BIG MAMA THORNTON STORY 2014 BEST PLAY


written & photographed by Robert J. Carmack  @blues to jazzguy Howlin’ Blues & Dirty Digs opened on Sunday, June 8.  The star of the play, Ms Jewell Tompkins IS Big MAMA. One of the first thing you notice as she moves into the spotlight, she is a full-figured woman, but not the hulking  six footer Big MamaContinue reading “HOWLIN’ BLUES and DIRTY DOGS ..BIG MAMA THORNTON STORY 2014 BEST PLAY”

THE PERFORMERS CORNER NEW L.A. BOUTIQUE PERFORMANCE GALLERY


posted by staff    #@jazz2bluesguy Larry James Robinson, Tu’Nook and Carla Dupree-Clark sat down and planned their partnership around a common theme, produce quality plays.  All three were already successful in their own right as life individuals, family, friends and career. Something else was missing,  The need for consistent, quality shows that didn’t spill aContinue reading “THE PERFORMERS CORNER NEW L.A. BOUTIQUE PERFORMANCE GALLERY”