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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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  •  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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  • 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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  • 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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Anthony J. Agostinelli

Anthony J. Agostinelli

Tony Agostinelli will offer a course at the Brown Learning Community about the Newport Jazz Festival. The course will take place on Tuesdays, from 7-9 pm on April 5, 12, 19 & 26, 2005.

This past summer the Newport Jazz Festival celebrated its fiftieth birthday. Although now recognized as an institution of immeasurable influence and international reach at inception in July 1954, the now-venerable event was far from a guaranteed success. The inspired idea of Boston nightclub owner George Wein …