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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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  • 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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Bruce Anderson

Bruce Anderson

Vocalists in big band recordings often seem to hide or are hidden behind a wash of horns and texture. Fay has a pure, beautiful voice and she doesn’t hide anywhere on this …
If you have spent any time listening to jazz in New York, guitarist Peter Bernstein will be a familiar name. If Peter Bernstein isn’t familiar to you, then by all means che…
Based on the long line braving the cold wind outside the Blue Note on Saturday, mine is probably a minority opinion but I’ve got to call it like I hear it. Ms. Monheit’s recent performance at the Blue Note left me wishing I’d taken a seat at the bar where I could have made a beeline for the door after a couple tunes. Along with a drink, I’d have enjoyed those first few numbers out of curiosity. Unfortunately, there wasn’t enough content, soul, or feeling to make an entire set. No amount of Ms. M