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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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  • 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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  • 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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  •  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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Christie Goodwin

Christie Goodwin

This is an independent recording debut for guitarist/composer/bandleader Clay Ross. He was recently named Jazz Ambassador by the U.S. State Department and is also a memb…
I was very curious and skeptic when I found out that this was a CD by a 15-year-old boy who’d be playing some contemporary jazz. Believe me, he just blew me away in the …
The CD presents itself as the ultimate African urban music. So, I was ready for some joyous beats that would get my feet up and down the floor. As expected the fi…