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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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  • Kem Owens
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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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  • Law school creates more than a few challenges. There are hours upon hours of studying, grueling hours interning at law firms, and financial bills that need to find a way to get paid. For many law students the adversity is…
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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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Piety Street is the gospel according to guitar legend John Scofield. Originally starting out as a blues project, Piety Street evolved into gospel and R&B …
Alain Caron is an impressive Canadian fretless bass virtuoso. A Berklee college alumnus and founder of the fusion super band UZEB, Caron has toured extensively throughou…
"De Cuba y De Panama’ is a new joint project between the musical group Asere and legendary, versatile and virtuosic drummer Billy Cobham.…
The Revolutions cd is a Jim Beard led project with collaboaration from Vince Mendoza and the Dutch based Metropole Orchestra. Mendoza and Beard reviewed Beard’ s …
Toronto born bassist, Roberto Occhipinti, has played on and produced Grammy nominated and Juno award winning albums. In addition, Occhipinti is a member of the Canadian …
Love Pages is a vocal R&B session aimed at smooth-jazz FM radio play. The project evolved from the New Orleans based Essence Music Festival of 2000, a project spe…
Nima & Merge are a fusion outfit incorporating many styles, which include jazz, rock and world sounds from all over the globe, blending into their own signature sound. …
Altered State is the 2005 release from the pop/jazz outfit called Yellowjackets. The cover art is courtesy of highly regarded painter and long time Yellowjackets …
Walls of Akendura is the latest release from jazz pianist Keiko Matsui. Matsui is a proven artist, playing concert halls and festivals and claiming to the fact of…
Machine and the Synergetic Nuts were founded in late 1997 by prominent Japanese musicians: drummer Sudoh Toshiaki and keyboard player Iwata Noriya. Saxophonist Masahide ‘Ma…
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