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It was announced recently by Publisher/Editor in Chief , Robert J. Carmack, Hipster Sanctuary.Com is expanding it jazz menu to include a hip and stimulating Jazz  radio show featuring  past, present, and emerging Jazz artists inside an hour interview format.

NIGHT JOURNEY REWIND (NJR) is hosted by veteran radio producer /On-Air personality, James Graves.The partnership was an idea of the two Jazz enthusiasts Robert J. Carmack and James Graves. “We’re attempting to fill the void of knowledgeable jazz radio personnel/journalists for the serious jazzy-philes who are seeking classic Jazz programming, and instant historical jazz content (Play On Demand).” said Carmack “All of this at a single source(www.hipstersanctuary.com.”

Debuting on July 4th, the Fireworks begin at midnight. the  curious person simply go to, http://www.hipstersanctuary.com and click on the Night Journey Rewind icon/hot link.

This opens up and provides the jazz fan access to the entire NJR archives for their selections by month or year,or, whenever they want it. the most recent Interviews with be under the “Featured  Interviews of the current month”  All previous interviews are listed in NJR’s  PODcast Archive section,  including a 1985 interview with iconic drummer Philly Joe Jones. How about a frank chat with tenor saxophonist Teddy Edwards? and, most recently, the highly touted percussionist/drummer, Famoudou Don Moye, to name a few.James Graves radio Jock pix

Mr. James Graves has dedicated over 25 years to broadcast production. He began his career as an on-air personality and Program Director for the popular college jazz station KXLU in Los Angeles, California.

During his tenure at KXLU James produced Night Journey – a radio show, where he interviewed many of the Jazz greats such as, Donald Byrd, Philly Joe Jones, and vocalist Janis Mann. In the mid 90’s, Night Journey was syndicated by the Pacifica Radio network broadcasting across the United States.

Rebranded in 2012’s, Night Journey became Night Journey Rewind (NJR); a weekly one-hour radio series of revealing conversations with pioneering legends and today’s entertainers. Kawseff Productions and Orion Brown produce the series which airs weekly through the website http://www.nightjourneyrewind.com®, and global podcast service providers.

Mr. Graves resides in the Los Angeles area and notes, “These writers/performers personify greatness and have developed loyal audiences worldwide , said Graves. NJR’s commitment to our listeners is to preserve the foundations of Jazz and contemporary artistic talent, honoring a well deserved legacy for the inspiration of future creative performance.”


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Dale Fielder Quartet and Robert J. Carmack set for Jazz Appreciation Month Celebration

“The stories DFQ tell through their instruments are like classic volumes in your personal library.” Robert J. Carmack Publisher/Editor Hipster Sanctuary


333 FAIR OAKS Ave. Off DEL MAR Ave. PASADENA, CALIF SATURDAY APRIL 18 2015   7pm to 9pm                                       $15 admission    (at door only) Limited Seating Dale Fielder Quartet 


2015 is proving to be a very special year for both talents as The Dale Fielder Quartet is celebrating 20 years as a group together, virtually unheard of in today’s music business. Robert J. Carmack and Glenn Davis co-founded a jazz newsletter 17 years ago (The Hipster) as part of the Atlanta International        Jazz Society,that’s now grown into a full blown music E-Zine dedicated to classic Jazz, Blues and Soul music. www.hipstersanctuary.com.

Both are Leos, Dale Fielder & Robert Carmack are longtime friends and artists in constant creative mode. Fielder is set to produce his 16th CD later in 2015. A release date has not been set yet. Carmack has written and is currently producing a unique musical revue set in the 1950s/60s Los Angeles, weaving a story around the music scene in Los Angeles, while paying homage to the music of Nellie Lutcher, T-Bone Walker,Ray Charles, Etta James, Bobby Blue Bland and Sarah Vaughn , including some Doo-Wop.

writer ,actor, musician and journalist Robert J. Carmack
writer ,actor, musician and journalist Robert J. Carmack

“CHITLIN’ CIRCUIT” is debuting a Sneak Preview Summer 2015, as part of a Black Music Series produced by RJC Mediatainment & Hipster Sanctuary.Com. “I met Dale while hanging out at a very popular coffeehouse of the time, 5th Street Dick’s in Leimert Park. It was in early 1993 as the area was trying to get back on track after the riot in 1992 and an entire community of artist all came together inside a small area called Leimert Park (Village) a group of small business people, often marketing Afro-centric wares, and crafts. One was a former homeless person living on the streets of downtown Los Angeles, who parlayed his 12 step-recovery and saved enough money to open a Jazz coffee house, which he gave a willing Dale Fielder a spot hosting the jam sessions at midnight every weekend, while jazz flowed downstairs and out into the 43rd & Degnan’s sidewalks, the people came and came and, came including, the media cameras, movie celebrities and all the best young cats in jazz.” This all coincided with what was happening nationally with the Wynton Marsalis crowd and an upsurge in Jazz spots in L.A. once again because of three spots, Marla’s Memory lane, 5th Street Dick’s and Billy Higgins, master jazz drummer & Poet Kamau Daaood developing a performance gallery, the World Stage. Dale Fielder was at the forefront of all that. He went on to win the Jazz Discovery artist at TV network BET in 1995/96. By then, he had already produced two very solid CDs, including “Dear Sir” a moving tribute to Wayne Shorter’s music and was getting wide rotation and coverage on radio across the country. Fielder even had the blessings of Wayne Shorter himself as Dale performed songs from the newly released CD with the maestro himself in the house staying late and digging on the young saxophonist peppering the solos. Dale Fielder has been all around the world practically with either the Quartet, or Quintet. After 20 years, the passion has only gotten stronger with Dale, and his historic band of Pianist Jane Getz, Drummer Thomas White and Bassist, Bill “The Count” Markus. This band just knows how to squeeze every drop of soul power, passion and sometimes romance out of the notes. The stories they tell through their instruments are like classic volumes in your personal library.

Don’t miss out on celebrating 20 years of fun-filled excitement and adventure with the leader of the DFQ. Save the date April 18th 7pm to 9pm @ The Kingston Café Pasadena, California  More Info: 951-840-7120   

Remembering Mulgrew; Terrell Stafford Featuring Mulgrew Miller

With Mulgrew Miller, Terell Stafford, Tim Warfield and Matt Wilson (Jazzbaltica 2006)

He Knows How Much We Can Bear
Terell Stafford – trumpet, flugelhorn
Tim Warfield – tenor sax, soprano sax
Martin Wind – bass
Matt Wilson – drums
Mulgrew Miller – piano (RIP)
Mulgrew Miller     2006, Große Konzertscheue, Jazzbaltica, Salzau, Germany