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Robert grew up in Los Angeles (Watts & Compton) and has spent almost five decades in entertainment as musician, actor,producer ,writer and photo/journalist across many genres including Jazz, Soul/R&B and Blues. Co-founded The Paul Robeson Players, The Atlanta International Jazz Society, The SFBAAAM (San Francisco Bay-Area African American Musicians)works as publicist,promoter and producer for live concerts and awards shows.
An expert in Jazz & blues history, Robert studied Music, Communications and Theater Arts in college. He holds a Bachelors of Arts Degree from California State University Dominguez Hills. A passionate patron of Youth in the Fine Arts & Education.
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JAZZ SPOKEN HERE is a combination of JAZZ and POETRY being performed by Jazz man Dale Fielder and his Quartet. also performing as special guest poet is longtime jazz promoter and journalist,Robert J. Carmack. DALE FIELDER QUARTET is celebrating its 20th year as a group playing together, and Carmack’s Jazz Blog/E-Zine, Hipster Sanctuary.Com is in its 17th year of promoting jazz, By Any Medium Necessary”.
All of the festivities get started at 7pm at the upscale Jamaican restaurant ,Kingston Cafe located at 333 Fair Oaks, Blvd. in Pasadena,California. $15 at door
The two guys met at an artists enclave in Los Angeles , called 5th Street Dick’s Coffee House in Leimert Park, literally weeks after the 1992 LA Riots. “Dale was running a Jam session that started at midnight every weekend, soon it became THE SPOT for serious jazz lovers and players. At the time I wasn’t playing much saxophone, I was doing more writing and working a
Straight Gig 9-5 every day. I had started quite young playing and began blowing professionally just out of Junior High school. I knew all the hot spots and gin joints in LA over the years where jazz once flowed freely and now had given way to Dance Hall clubs, and Hip Hop culture. but this new Leimert Park village as we called it, was clicking.“ Then came the poets, actors, sculptors,painters, chess players, incense makers,Kente cloth and afrocentric wares flourished, even coffee drinking now took the place of brown-bag sessions on the corner, then came the media.. Through all of this quick growth, Dale Fielder was honing his craft that included some of the best musicians in L.A. appearing with him and showing up at his Jam sessions in the L.A. village .
See above picture circa 1993 The Dale Fielder Quintet featuring Greg Kurstin piano, Bill(the Count) Markus on bass, Drums was Ocie Davis III, with Dan ( Bag of Soul) Bagasoul trumpet and Dale Fielder leader /saxophones.
see above picture that includes Robert J. Carmack (center) tenor sax/flute & spoken word, seated upfront is vocalist Mark Broyard, Guitar is Blascz ?(too difficult to remember),Bassist is Kent Brinkley, not seen is Bill Madison drums and Soprano sax/flutes,vocals – Alaadeen. *************************************************************************************** Fast Forward 20 years later, and Dale has traveled all over the world and won many awards including the 1995 winner of TV’s BET Jazz Discovery contest. But, more importantly he is about to record his 16th CD sometime this fall. Not a bad body of work.
Jazz Appreciation month is only weeks away , when a cavalcade of events are unleashed across the globe and especially in the USA . Venues spring up everywhere with festivals, concerts, symposiums, exhibits and just good old-fashioned Jam sessions. However, fortunately for many of us, the fans of classic jazz and spoken word together. we have a special performance one night only event in Pasadena California. The Kingston Cafe debut of The Dale Fielder Quartet, celebrating 20 years of music together . In addition, Poet /Actor and Playwright, Robert J. Carmack performing original and some poems written by local grassroots poets from Los Angeles.
The evening’s festivities are being presented by Moon Glow Productions , a jazz presenter in Pasadena, in association with the Music Blog, Hipster Sanctuary.Com, celebrating this month, 17 years of writing about jazz and musical icons legacies .
JAZZ SPOKEN HERE: The Dale Fielder Quartet with special Spoken Word performance by Robert J. Carmack
April 18 7PM – 9PM One Night Only
KINGSTON CAFE Just South of Del Mar at Fair Oaks.
333 S Fair Oaks Ave, Pasadena, CA 91105
(626) 818-3160 more info – Moon Glow Productions
Every April, Jazz Appreciation Month (JAM) highlights the glories of jazz as both a historical and a living treasure. Here is one special month to draw greater public attention to the extraordinary heritage and history of jazz and its importance to American culture. Musicians, concert halls, schools, colleges, museums, libraries and public broadcasters are encouraged to offer special programs during this month.
The Smithsonian Institution’s National Museum of American History (which operates the world’s most comprehensive set of jazz programs) leads this initiative in concert with a distinguished roster of federal agencies, nongovernmental organizations and broadcasting networks.
The story of America is embedded in the spirit and rhythms of jazz; captured in beats that have traveled through the African Diaspora and a spirit of freedom that has impassioned slave and free-born, immigrant and migrant since America’s founding.