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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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  • 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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Antonio Terzo

Antonio Terzo

Many jazz cats would surely remember of Francesco Cafiso, the young sax player that has been taken under Wynton Marsalis’ patronage: under this teenaged jazz player’s artistic direction, the 1st edition of the "Vittoria Jazz Festival - Music & Cerasuolo Wine" was held in Vittoria, a small center of Ragusa area, in Sicily, from May 31st to June 22nd.

Italian All Stars Saturday 31 May 2008
The kicking-off concert featured Italian All Stars Andrea
Erik Truffaz is right when he highlights the difference between his own music, set towards research, and Miles Davis’s style. Although some critics have often matched his musical style to Davis, in actuality, he presents this no more than other jazz trumpet-players, since the Miles Davis style is, inevitably, the expressional template posed from bebop on. This difference is what soundly emerged from the fascinating concert Truffaz held for Brass Group at Church of "S. Maria dello Spasimo"
29.01.2011

Québec Jazz Festival

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Québec Jazz Festival, from Canada to Palermo, passing through New York

Québec Jazz Festival October 02\\03\\04\\05 2008 Palermo, "Kursaal Kalhesa" - via Foro Umberto I


On 2\\3\\4\\5 October 2008, from Thursday to Sunday, the city of Palermo, Sicily (Italy), will host the Québec Jazz Festival, travelling festival, of which the purpose is to introduce the jazz scene from Québec by hosting in the venues of its editions some of its most significant representa

Just released under the Italian label Jazz Eyes, Sticks & Strings is Joe Locke's newest album featuring Jay Anderson on bass, Jonathan Kreusberg on guitar and Joe LaBarbera on drums, who will perform elegant original compositions plus a couple of standards, favourite pieces of his. Connected to the album, the omonymous European tour, to be started from UK in november featuring the same musicians, will head California vibist to Germany, Spain and mainly Italy: the only opportuni

Flanking pianist Bill Evans for eleven years and chosen by Charles Mingus to play in his latest recording "Me, Myself and Eye": that would be enough as card to present double-bass player Edgardo "Eddie" Gomez from Puerto Rico. Countless his playing together with other relevant musicians, from Miles Davis to the drummers who followed each others in Bill Evan’s trios (’66-’77) Philly Joe Jones, Marty Morell, Jack DeJohnette (the latter with Gomez in "New Directions") , from Lee Konitz an

Gifted with personal style suffused through enviable versatility, precise in both soft ballads and fast paced rhythms, Hays is a surprising piano player who consolidates himself amongst the most interesting talents of international jazz piano.

Born in New York City but raised in Connecticut, this 37 year old piano player has employed his workmanship playing with Sonny Rollins, Benny Golson, Ron Carter, Joe Henderson, Roy Haynes, John Scofield, Donald Harrison, Chris Potter, Al Foster,