JOSE RIZO’S MONGORAMA LATIN JAZZ ORCHESTRA~ BAILA QUE BAILA!


                  The Latin Jazz in the Park, Saturday  August 11 was headlined by Jose Rizo’s Latin Band, “MONGORAMA” Pots and Pans were being “cooked-on” and at a high temperature in my opinion. The mood was set just right as the Weather was low 80’s degrees. Sponsored by LACMA Programs …

REMEMBERING SWEET LOU WILSON~ MANDRILL FOREVER AND BEYOND


posted by blues2jazzguy RIP Sweet Lou 1939-2013               We ask that you light a candle, hum a song, play a drum or say a prayer as we remember Lou. vocalist,trumpeter,composer,percussionist and co-founding member of Mandrill.                        

KCSM JAZZ 91 SAY THANK YOU JAZZ COMMUNITY FOR YOUR SUPPORT


posted by Robert J. Carmack #@blues2jazzguy KCSM Jazz 91 invites you to spend the day with us at           Jazz On The Hill! This day-long celebration is our gift to you, our jazz community, to thank you for the support you’ve given to your favorite jazz station: KCSM 91.1 FM. Join us…

KENNY DORHAM: RE-VIEWING HIM THROUGH DIFFERENT LENSES


repost from the JAZZ  DADDY  Blog  by Justin Scoville November 11, 2014 | The Jazz Daddy | Leave a comment To loosely paraphrase Jazz critic Gary Giddins, Kenny Dorham (1924-1972) has become synonymous with anything starting with “under”–underrated, understated, under-appreciated, etc. Dorham was a phenomenal bop trumpet player who was game enough to record with…

LOS ANGELES HOSTED 19TH ANNUAL CENTRAL AVENUE JAZZ FEST


posted by Robert J. Carmack   All photos by  Robert J. CarmacK Los Angeles Just completed hosting their 19th annual Central Avenue Jazz Festival on the very historic Central Avenue between Vernon Ave. and Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd  . The city was a gracious host to some of the most colorful  and diverse audiences in…

CHARLIE HADEN KEPT IT SWINGIN’ 1937 – 2014 RIP


posted by Robert J. Carmack    #@blues2jazzguy Charles Edward Haden  was a Jazz bassist. He’s best known for his long association with saxophonist , Ornette Coleman, pianist Keith Jarrett, and his Liberation Music Orchestra. This group was co-led with pianist Carla Bley.  born-August 6 1937 ** died-July 11 2014.            …

JAZZ@LACMA: AIRTO MOREIRA & ERNIE WATTS In-Concert


posted by hipster staff   #@blues2jazzguy   June 7, 2014 5:pm Legendary Brazilian percussionist/drummer Airto Moreira fuses the worlds of Afro-Brazilian and Samba and Bossa Nova with jazz, Fusion, and African, Latin, and hip-hop influences. Airto, multiple winner of Down Beat’s reader and critic’s poll, is known for his celebrated work with Miles Davis, Joe Zawinul,…