HAPPY 85 TO JAZZ LEGENDARY SAXOPHONIST SONNY ROLLINS !


posted by robert j. carmack  #@blues2jazzguy SONNY ROLLINS  SEPTEMBER 7 1930 Sonny Rollins turned 85 years old today . its hard to believe ,not because of his age, but, in spite of his age. He still holds court somewhere in the world on major stages blowing long, multi-note phrases, swinging  violently on the most miniscule…

BENNIE’S FROM HEAVEN: BENNIE MAUPIN BASHIN’ AT THE BLUE WHALE


posted by Robert J. Carmack with photos by Chuck Koton August 29 is a very lively day for many and jazz is no stranger, as it’s the birthdate of three prominent saxophonists, Charlie Parker, Bobby Watson and multi-reeds man,Bennie Maupin. The Blue Whale jazz club of Los Angeles was rocking for two nights as Bennie…

LOVE IT WHEN A GREAT JAZZ CONCEPT COMES TOGETHER : THANKS UNCLE DUKE


posted by @blues2jazzguy concert photos only by Jerone Myles One of the best feeling in the world is when you plan,execute and get back a return on your effort in double spades..No, I’m not playing cards, even though I am using a card game metaphor. On August 22,last saturday night, a group of master musicians, two vocalists!…

BILLY HIGGINS WORLD STAGE HEATS UP IN AUGUST : A CELEBRATION of LEGENDS


posted by #@blues2jazzguy COMING ATTRACTIONS IN AUGUST  August 22nd– 7:30PM Genius of DUKE PEARSON:Thanks Uncle Duke Enjoy an evening of classic jazz and vocals paying homage to the great Duke Pearson, who produced some of jazz’s greatest albums and had a major impact on hard bop compositions and arrangements for big band and large ensembles….

JAZZ VESPERS AT BROOKS MEMORIAL UMC – JULIAN MEYERS QUINTET


posted by #@blues2jazzguy June 20th 5 pm Jazz Vespers at Brooks Memorial Umc, Jamaica, NY. 143-22 109th Ave. The event happens every third Saturday and features a different artist. This Month is featuring Saxophonist  Julian Meyers Quintet: Charles Carrington- Piano, Motoki Mihara-Bass                    Michael Quarles-Drums,Kevin Williams-Percussion  Julian…

HAPPY BIRTHDAY AMBASSADOR HERBIE HANCOCK LOOKING GOOD


posted by Robert J. Carmack   #@blues2jazzguy Its the birthday of the very man who once thought he would never reach the the greatness of an Oscar Peterson or a Thelonius Monk. Now 75,looking 40ish is the jazz icon who has accomplished every possible music, presidential and international recognition & Lifetime Achievement Award there is….

PHILLY PRODIGAL SON McCOY TYNER HONORED BY MAYOR NUTTER & CITY


posted by  Robert J. Carmack   #@blues2jazzguy HE’S WIDELY considered one of the most influential jazz pianists of the 20th century, and yesterday McCoy Tyner was given the keys to the city – or our equivalent, a brass, mini Liberty Bell. Mayor Nutter recognized Tyner as the 2015 Jazz Legend Honoree during the fifth annual…

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…