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  • Born in Dallas, Texas and now happily domiciled in Los Angeles, bass player Edwin Livingston could be described as being on the crest of a wave.  His CD 'Transitions' was released in late 2010 and when recently I caught up…
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  • George Duke is a multi Grammy Award winning legend. So, when I called him to get a few quick quotes for my France Joli interview (he produced her album 'Witch Of Love') I quickly realized I needed to milk this…
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  •  New Orleans trumpeter Nicholas Payton has never conformed to anyone or anything. Reading his Facebook posts and Twitter “tweets”, you sort of get an idea about how un-traditional he is. He speaks his mind and, should someone attempt to challenge…
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    Adekemi Owens, known professionally and affectionately to music fans as "Kem," has come a long way from Nashville, Tennessee to his current hometown of Detroit, Michigan. So, one figures that is why this musical genius has written and performed songs…
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Ade Hamzah

Ade Hamzah

Perry Pattiselano (55), a senior jazz musician and session bass player from Indonesia died as a victim of the Grand Hyatt-Amman bombing last Wednesday November 9, 2005.

He was performing on stage with Sukat, a jazz piano player, and Pinky Safira, a female jazz singer, both also from Indonesia, when it happened and the blast threw him about 20 meters from the point where he was standing. He died on the way to the hospital. Pinky and Sukat survived the attack with minor in …