NYC PIANIST RUDI WONGOZI LAUNCHES LATEST RELEASE: JAZZ FOR R&B LOVERS


The word “Balance” has many definitions, especially as a verb or noun..the ones I chose to use here in speaking about Rudi Wongozi are; an even distribution of weight enabling someone or something to remain upright and steady. OR, a condition in which different elements are equal or in the correct proportions , as in “Trying to…

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…

CALIFORNIA MUSEUM JAZZ & BLUES: MUSICAL TRIBUTE TO ELLA AND JOE


California Jazz and Blues Museum presents A Shirt and a Skirt Tribute to Ella Fitzgerald and Joe Williams Starring jazz legend Kevin Mahogany with special guest jazz vocalist Barbara Morrison Friday, November 17 8:00 pm Regency West 3339 West 43rd Street Los Angeles, CA 90008 $50 per person Light Buffet No-Host Bar The proceeds of…

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…

ONE NIGHT ONLY !! NOW’S THE TIME: SPIRITS OF OUR ANCESTORS


ONE NIGHT OF ENCHANTING MUSIC & POETRY a robert j. carmack production NOW’S THE TIME: SPIRITS OF OUR ANCESTORS ONE NIGHT ONLY !!    One Night Only!!   One Night Only!!   SATURDAY  AUGUST 29  8:PM Doors open 7:00PM The World Stage Performance Gallery 4344 S. Degnan Blvd Los Angeles, California  90008 (Leimert Park) ATD…

THE JAZZ PIONEERS ROOM BIG JOHN PATTON B3 & GREASE = SOUL JAZZ


posted by #@blues2jazzguy  Robert J. Carmack John Patton, often known as “Big John” Patton, was one of Blue Note Records most active soul-jazz organists during the golden age of the Hammond B-3s. Between 1963 and 1970 Patton developed 11 albums’ worth of material as a leader and “sat- in” with an enormous procession of skilled…

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STILL NOT  FOLLOWING HIPSTER SANCTUARY.COM YET ?? 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…