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GET YOUR PhiL! One Incredible Weekend, 3 Shows-One Price!!

PhiL Bell Time & Theatre Perception Consortium  presents

Got PhiL? da Weekend wit PhiLip Bell

actor/singer PhiLip Bell
actor/singer PhiLip Bell

This is a festival of  three(3 )days and three(3) different shows starring PhiLip Bell, with host Roz Browne, live band ‘Nem featuring Maggie Daniec (Keys), Sumit Das ( Bass), Jon Monter (Guitar) & Sivan Carmi (Drums) June 27 -29 @ 7:30 pm. each night.

3 Shows 3 Nites 1 Price $20 or 10 per show!!! 
323-674-5024         www.PhiLBelltime.com 

*Friday  –  Chillin’ wit PhiL – a nite of songs  featuring Jazz, Calypso and R&B, with live band with special guest vocalists Erin Elizabeth Muir & Saudia Yasmein.

*Saturday-  U PhiL Me?  a night  of eclectic R&B & Hip Hop featuring music from PhiL’s CD, UPhiL Me?   (available on iTunes) special guest Rap Artist, Huned P da Eagle

*Sunday  “Tha Intimate PhiL”  the no bars held back, life ups & downs and faith’s journey     featuring live band, music and monologue.

A great way to spend the weekend with friends, and to meet new friends  as you experience, Unlimited Talent…@                    

ThE Performers Corner 214 Hardy Street                                     (off La Brea Blvd.)Inglewood,Calif 90301                                  RSVP TODAY!  Limited Seating!!


GoT PhiL? da Weekend wit PhiLip Bell

Spend your weekend with PhiL and see just what everyone is raving about!!

3 Shows 3 Nights 1 Price $20 or $10 per show!!

Airto Moriera Eclectic Brazilian Group EYEDENTITY WOWED L.A. CROWD

posted by Robert J. Carmack   @blues2jazzguy

As I sped down the 60 Freeway headed into Los Angeles’s wilshire/fairfax district on my way to see the Latin concert with Airto Moriera and the LA group, Eyedentity , Oh Crap! I realized I left my camera.  Driving into LA made me realize why I chose to move to away from the traffic and into the inland empire. By the time I got there, I still had enough time left before it started, to grab some seats up front. since I was not working , just relaxing and chillin’ with the vibe.

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L-R Airto Moriera master percussionist & journalist Robert J. Carmack

since i I was not working , I had no work tools, computer, camera etc. I jotted down all my notes on players and people I wanted to talk about Saturday at LACMA on my paper bag I brought food in, I even asked a guy to take this pix for me on my phone. Well the pix came out great , but I think while I was taking the pixs  the crew mistook my notes on the paper bag as trash… quite trying!! Anyway, I know that Airto’s  and Flora Purim’s daughter( Diana Booker) was singing and singing she did. she blew blistering Portuguese -laced songs  with  grooves  that was out of this stratosphere. followed by a medium tempo samba , sprinkled with hip hop effects. Then, as  if that was not enough for us, the Band laid – out(did not play) while she and the conguero (Krisna Booker , son of jazz bassist Walter Booker) tore the house down with their Hip-Hop infused song.  Krisna did a Beat-Box style rhythm  with his throat, as she sang over that  remarkable  tune.  Before that, she went back in time of  African slaves “field holler” type Blues version of “Feelin Good” with no music, just her  voice. I found her “jazz & blues chops” to be just  sublime.


If You are doing nothing on Saturday evenings, try coming to the Saturday concerts all summer at LACMA  in the park.  Sorry to say,         I can only remember a couple of players (the dog ate my notes)Lol!!       It was good see a great musician I have admired for years as a master percussionist Mr Airto Moriera!!  BTW,interesting was the pianist , who just a week ago was burning down the stage with his playing  as part of the Cal Tjader legacy band, Soul Sauce, Mr  Brian Volasco. The bass player is a monster as he was “tearing up Sh—” with his 6-stringed bass, Mr. Gary Brown, longtime Band mate of Airto and member in good standing with  Drummer E.W. Wainwright  &  saxophonist Richard Howell groups in the San Francisco bay area. http://www.lacma.org/programs/music/jazz-at-lacma

Next week,Saxophonist  Ernie Watts review  on Friday Jazz @ LACMA!