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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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  • 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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  • 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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Brian S. Lunde

Brian S. Lunde

To gain an understanding of the density of Claire Ritter's musical persona, consider the following influences that make their way into her work for Waltzing The Sple…
Tenor saxophonist Jane Fair demonstrates why she is a much-beloved fixture of the Canadian jazz scene with the release of Chances Are. Recorded live at The Cellar…
The Jon Hemmersam/Dom Minasi Quartet opens immediately with a statement about its jazz style: the tune "Sprint" announces that the musician's intentions are to …
Marty Ehrlich and Myra Melford have been collaborating since 2000, and Spark! is evidence of the supernatural musical bond the two have built with each other. You …
Greg Chako is one of those musicians who has been inexorably pulled into a professional jazz career despite numerous obstacles in his personal life as well as his own at…
The interpretation of classic Christmas tunes by jazz artists is a time-honored tradition that has resulted in many wonderful records and compilations over the years, fr…
Scott Marshall is a present and future master: he already has his Master's Degree in jazz studies (University of North Texas), and he is emerging as a masterful jazz com…
Mike Taylor was a British pianist-composer who died as a young man in 1969; in June 1973 Mike Taylor Remembered was recorded in London as a tribute album by a col…
Brooklyn-born, Manhattan-based Joan Stiles is an iconic New York jazz musician. Hurly-Burly features several of Stiles' strengths: bop-style piano, arranging, and…
Guthrie P. Ramsey Jr. (a.k.a. "Dr. Guy") is associate professor of music history at the University of Pennsylvania, with an impressive academic track record in ethnomusicol…
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