WHO ARE THE POCKET JAZZ CONTRIBUTORS: LEADERSHIP/FACILITATORS


POCKET JAZZ MANAGEMENT ~ Robert J. Carmack-Band Leader,Producer, Writer, Actor, Director, Publicity, Percussion, Photo Artists: Chuck Koton, Robert J. Carmack, Valerie Huffman-Herring, Craig Johnson Artists (Painters, Assemblage,Graphics) SAM PACE, MICHAEL BRADLEY, SANDRA MARCHAND Musicians: Robert J. Carmack -percussion/sax/spoken word,Bobby West-Piano, Keyboards,music directo ~Andrew Acosta, all Percussion & Toys, Don Littleton Traps/ Percussion, Pablo Cologero -flutes,saxes…

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

SAN FRANCISCO BAY AREA MUSIC EDUCATOR MOURNED BY MANY


San Francisco Bay area jazz pianist, arranger, composer and educator from East Moline(Iowa) widely known as “The Jazz Professor” died Saturday evening at the age of 80 at his home in Oakland, Calif.    July 1936 – March 2017 “Professor” Bell mentored and inspired many professional musicians as a college music professor and jazz band director. He also recorded several jazz albums and…

STRATO-SPHERE: THELONIOUS SPHERE MONK TURNS 100 – JAZZ-POETRY TRIBUTE


                A ROBERT J. CARMACK PRODUCTIONS Presents Strato-Sphere:Thelonious Monk Turns 100 A moving and eclectic project involving Jazz legend Thelonious Monk’s most prized compositions performed by Los Angeles’s most talked about Jazz musicians,vocalists, poets and dancers.  Follow this blog for all information forthcoming. If you’re interested in participation as co-sponsor, artist or media …

POETRY JAZZ ENSEMBLE PLIGHT DEBUTS AT BILLY HIGGINS WORLD STAGE


Posted by Kamaad Tauhid   #blues2jazzguy Recently in Los Angeles California, Night of the Grassroots Hip-Nosis featuring PLIGHT Jazz Ensemble took the Billy Higgins World Stage’s audience on a “Time machine” ride back to the Jazz scene 1960s style.” according to one audience member. Plight ,a jazz/poetry band led by jazz journalist and producer Robert J….

THE WOLFMAN OF JAZZ ~ VIBIST WARREN WOLF


posted by Robert J. Carmack  #blues2jazzguy The phenomenal multi-instrumentalist Warren Wolf is one of the most important and exciting young jazz artists performing today. The jazz bassist Christian McBride once said that “Wolf’s talent is so far off the radar screen. Everything you want in a musician:he has that times 20.” Christian met Wolf in…

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…

DALE FIELDER QUARTET ROBERT J. CARMACK PERFORMS JAZZ & POETRY CONCERT


MOON GLOW PRODUCTIONS presents The SATURDAY JAM                  eclectic jazz Improvisations and riveting original poetry THE DALE FIELDER QUARTET  with Special Guest Poet   ROBERT J. CARMACK           @ KINGSTON CAFE 333 FAIR OAKS Blvd.  off  DEL MAR Ave.  PASADENA, CALIFORNIA 91105 SAT.  APRIL 18 2015…

HIPSTER RETRO-JAZZ SERIES: POINT OF DEPARTURE * ANDREW HILL


  POINT of DEPARTURE -Andrew Hill  posted by  Justin Scoville     Andrew Hill (1931-2007) was a masterful jazz pianist and composer whose impact on jazz is only beginning to be understood and appreciated. Largely overshadowed during his early career by both the monumental contributions of Miles Davis’s “Second Quintet” and John Coltrane’s cosmic forays…