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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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    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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  • 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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Bill Mcbirnie

Bill Mcbirnie

Canadian jazz flutist Bill McBirnies recent release Mercy has been nominated in the USA for The 10th Annual Independent Music Awards (IMAs) in the best Jazz Album category.   Although based in the USA the IMAs are international in scope with submissions from 70 countries across five continents.  Both the IMA nominees and winners are determined on the basis of artistic merit and this year's judges in the Jazz category will include McCoy Tyner Arturo Sandoval and Lee Ritenour.   The IMA also provides a Vox Populi jukebox featuring a “People's Voice” poll where you can listen to all of the nominees and vote for your favourite at t...

Bill McBirnie is a jazz and Latin flute specialist located in Toronto. He has been chosen Flutist of the Year by the Jazz Report Awards, nominated ...

The Bill McBirnie Duo/Quartet

(Featuring Robi Botos)

Mercy

Following up on his two previously acclaimed acoustic projects (Nature Boy with Mark Eisenman and Paco Paco with Bernie Senensky), "extreme flutist", Bill McBirnie, has come out swinging and scintillating once again with yet another exceptional acoustic flute release, Mercy.

On Mercy, Bill joins forces w