COMING JULY 2017 TODD BARKAN KEYSTONE KORNER 45TH ANNIVERSARY


JOIN TODD BARKAN & FRIENDS at KEYSTONE KORNER 45th ANNIVERSARY A Celebration of the North Beach Jazz venue in San Francisco (Established July 7 1972) Three Exciting Dates of Electrifying Music for You July 7th 2017 – KUUMBWA JAZZ CENTER  7pm- Santa Cruz,CA. July 8th 2017 – BACH DANCING & DYNAMITE SOCIETY – 2pm HALF…

REMEMBERING FREDERICK DEWAYNE HUBBARD: “HUBB”


written by Robert J. Carmack  #@blues2jazzguy As this writer was trying to decide on subjects and artists to write about during Jazz appreciation month, “Hubb”, BKA Freddie Hubbard, came into my mind It’s not easy to write about an eclectic figure like Frederick Dewayne Hubbard. So I’m just going to go against all traditional musings about Hubbard, as…

JAZZ LEGENDS BAND THE COOKERS POURS ON HARD BOP LEGACY


Posted by Robert J. Carmack & photos by George Jeffries & Robert Hill Recently in Los Angeles on a stormy Friday night the heavens opened up due to The Cookers Band performing at the Nate Holden Center for the Arts. A truly rare Los Angeles appearance by 7 legendary Jazz Band, that included Tenor saxophonist Billy Harper, Trumpeter David Weiss, Bassist…

JAZZ MASTER BASSIST BOB CRANSHAW DEAD AT 83


posted by  #@blues2jazzguy   Robert J. Carmack The Great Bassist from Indiana, who more times than not was the steady bass player for Sonny Rollins. Cranshaw had been battling a series of challenging ailments. but it’s believed that he succumbed to his battle with Cancer. Cranshaw, IMHO, was one of the top five bassists in…

JAZZ LEGENDARY VIBIST BOBBY HUTCHERSON 75 HAS PASSED 1941 – 2016


posted by Robert J. Carmack         Bobby Hutcherson:1941-2016 The most accomplished vibraphonist and composer to emerge in the latter half of the 20th Century,has passed at age 75 Monday, August 15th. Bobby Hutcherson is survived by a wife and a bevy of family and close friends all grieving. Hutcherson redefined the role of…

PHILLY PRODIGAL SON McCOY TYNER HONORED BY MAYOR NUTTER & CITY


posted by  Robert J. Carmack   #@blues2jazzguy HE’S WIDELY considered one of the most influential jazz pianists of the 20th century, and yesterday McCoy Tyner was given the keys to the city – or our equivalent, a brass, mini Liberty Bell. Mayor Nutter recognized Tyner as the 2015 Jazz Legend Honoree during the fifth annual…