SISTAS’ DOIN’ IT : FIREY STRING SISTAS!


Coming April 20th 2019  a creative, diverse Jazz chamber-like Improvisational music in an all-female band . I will be chatting with the founder and leader of this band of stellar musicians, Ms. Nioka Workman and the Firey String Sistas, they also include the offspring of legendary jazz musicians.. follow us on http://www.hipstersanctuary.com

SOLD-OUT PLAY INTERVIEW WITH THE HIGH PRIESTESS:NINA! – MEET THE CAST


posted by Kamaad Tauhid Robert J. Carmack – KARL LEE the reporter from Ebony Magazine. Robert is a veteran of the theater, producer, writer, poet and musician. Mr. Carmack has over 5 decades in the entertainment field as musician, show producer, promoter or journalist in the genres of Jazz,classic soul, and pop. Mr. Carmack has…

COMING 2018 INTERVIEW WITH THE HIGH PRIESTESS:NINA SIMONE ~ ORIGINAL PLAY


an Original Play by Robert J. Carmack – Black History Month COMING  to the Los Angeles area  February 2018 The Actors Ms. Jana Wilson as High Priestess Nina Simone ~in Loving Tribute~           Robert J. Carmack as    the Reporter~Karl Lee written,produced and directed ~R.J.Carmack Music-Poetry-Drama

TODD BARKAN’S KEYSTONE KORNER 45 YEAR ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION IN JAZZ


posted by Robert J. Carmack #@blues2jazzguy Keystone Korner’s 45th Anniversary Celebration  July 7 & 8 2017 One of the best Jazz weekends in the San Francisco Bay area in decades. First, after you get over the initial shock of the lineup and why, then it all makes sense. I was in touch with Todd Barkan as soon…

ROYAL LION BOTANICALS SUPPORT LOCAL JAZZ & POETRY GROUP ~ PLIGHT


RUSSELL HARRISON – Master Herbalist/Owner  “Changing your life can be difficult. What are the options if you do not? More sickness, sadness and pain. Create a habit of loving yourself – being kind to yourself – enhancing your life. Give us 21, 30 or 45 days to detox your body and re-invigorate your well-being. We…

OPEN LETTER TO ALL MY FAMILY AND SOCIAL MEDIA FRIENDS


posted by #@blues2jazzguy Hello friends and family,  (Heads-Up) I’m less than 30 days away from launching my Crowd Funding Project to raise $25,000. dollars for my new theater project ” Chitlin’ Circuit” : a Glimpse into the Los Angeles Club Music Scene of late 40s,1950s & early 60s. featuring music of T Bone Walker, L.A….

REMEMBERING A HIT MUSIC MACHINE: RIP SKIP SCARBOROUGH


posted by Robert J. Carmack  #blues2jazzguy Clarence Alexander Scarborough wrote,co-wrote, or produced hit records for Earth Wind & Fire, LTD, Anita Baker, Blue Magic, and so on. How did he do all this, where most people never heard of him, nor did they recognize his face. Ashford & Simpson wrote for people and you knew…

WORLD STAGE HONORS BILLY HIGGINS WITH HEAVENLY LEGACY CONCERT


posted by music journalist Robert J. Carmack   photos credits: Robert Carmack and Sol Washington You know, one of the benefits of living in Los Angeles or Southern California period, is the weather. This particular Sunday was no different than the 54 Summers past I have lived in California.But this one was very special though….

Sonny Criss – Talented But Tragic


Originally posted on Geezer Music Club:
We haven’t featured a jazz musician for a while and today’s spotlight falls on one of the best, alto saxophonist Sonny Criss. A contemporary of Charlie ‘Bird’ Parker — in fact, he played alongside him in the early years — Criss was an early bloomer musically, but his career…