THE WORLD STAGE 25TH ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION


posted by Robert J. Carmack      @blues2jazzguy SUNDAY, AUGUST 24, 2014 6PM The World Stage returns to the Ford Theatres to recognize local jazz legend and L.A. native Billy Higgins. His profound contribution to the Los Angeles jazz community lives on in the work of the musicians he instructed and inspired. Performances by former studentsContinue reading “THE WORLD STAGE 25TH ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION”

WANDA RAY WILLIS PORTRAYS DOROTHY DANDRIDGE – THE CLUB ALABAM


posted by Robert J. Carmack    @jazz2bluesguy For tickets  RSVP  info Call 323-552-8283 –  limited seating TWO SHOWS REMAINS  MAY 4  & MAY 11 Venue: The Performers Corner 214 Hardy St. Inglewood,Calif 90301 Cast  of The Club Alabam  Revue  Dorothy Dandridge – Wanda Ray Willis Sarah Vaughn – Pat Sligh Little Walter  –  Larry RobinsonContinue reading “WANDA RAY WILLIS PORTRAYS DOROTHY DANDRIDGE – THE CLUB ALABAM”

Jacques Lesure AllStar Quartet Featuring Eric Reed Willie Jones III One Night Only!


Listen: http://www.jacqueslesure.com/live/ The LAX JAZZ CLUB presents Live & in Concert Performing Tonight August 15  7PM Jacques Lesure  All-Star Quartet  Featuring Jacques Lesure Guitar  Eric Reed Piano  Willie Jones III Drums  Mike Gurrola Bass  Guitarist, Jacques Lesure has performed with some of the greatest musicians in the world, Oscar Brown Jr., Stanley Turrentine, Wynton Marsalis , Les McCannContinue reading “Jacques Lesure AllStar Quartet Featuring Eric Reed Willie Jones III One Night Only!”

JAZZ EXCLUSIVE IN AUGUST: JACQUES LESURE WJ3 RECORDS DEBUT


posted by Robert J. Carmack Coming in August, This writer will sit down with L.A. based Jazz guitarist,  Jacque Lesure.  The veteran  musician will discuss his blazing hot new CD on WJ3 Records, When She Smiles….follow Robert J. Carmack   #@blues2jazzguy        

Patrice Rushen Ndugu Chancler Special Guest Paul Jackson Jr. Free Concert


Noted Jazz Master Pianist Mulgrew Miller Hospitalized After Massive Stroke


        #wingspan_With saddening news, I was informed by jazz insiders late this week regarding Jazz Pianist #Mulgrew Miller  was rushed to an unnamed hospital after  suffering  a severe Stroke. Close friends and family are asking fans to keep Mulgrew in their prayers. No details were offered at this time. As more informationContinue reading “Noted Jazz Master Pianist Mulgrew Miller Hospitalized After Massive Stroke”

Re-Launch Date of Hipster Sanctuary July 4 2013


It was announced by Robert J. Carmack ,the new relaunch date of Hipster Sanctuary originally scheduled for February of this year , that had to placed on hold until now ,due to an emergency life-threatning surgery procedure .Now that rehab is completed, this writer is chomping at the bit to get started. further announcements areContinue reading “Re-Launch Date of Hipster Sanctuary July 4 2013”

THE SONGS I LOVE:TRACEY WHITNEY BABY DOLL ENTERTAINMENT NEW RELEASE


Los Angeles’s very own Tracey Whitney is off and running with her new CD (Baby Doll Entertainment Label release), “I Am Singing.. Songs I Love”. a joyful homage to songwriters and performing artists who have inspired her own singing and writing. Tracey dives into classic works by Stevie Wonder, Laura Nyro,Antonio Carlos Jobim and MichaelContinue reading “THE SONGS I LOVE:TRACEY WHITNEY BABY DOLL ENTERTAINMENT NEW RELEASE”

Hipster Retro: Coming Soon Interview with Woodwinds/Percussionist Derf Reklaw


‘The Pharaohs were one of the forgotten treasures of ’70s R&B, a freewheeling jazz-funk congregation heavily influenced by Chicago’s jazz avant-garde as well as on-the-one funk and African motifs.’  Unfortunately, they recorded only one album before Earth, Wind & Fire frontman Maurice White (who played in an early version of the Pharaohs) hired several ofContinue reading “Hipster Retro: Coming Soon Interview with Woodwinds/Percussionist Derf Reklaw”