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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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  • 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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Chuck Vecoli

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Joe Chambers is the quintessential drummer, for many reasons. To begin with, his discography is a who's who of jazz. His own compositions are no less worthy of praise. …
"I'll See You In C.U.B.A." is the latest release from Pablo Menendez and Mezcla. It features a large cast of musicians and some very special guests. The one thing I can …
Empirical, adjective, derived from or relating to experiment and observation rather than theory. In the case of the ensemble called Empirical, a band out of the UK, the def…
Nilson Matta's Brazilian Voyage: Copacabana is just that, a voyage across the beautiful landscape that is Brazilian jazz music. Your tour guide is uniqu…
"Curiosity" is everything you would want from a band featuring nine horn players, remarkably skilled soloists and great compositions!"Curiosity" is the continued …
Continental Talk is the latest release by Croatian-born guitarist Ratko Zjaca. You may not have heard of Zjaca, but you will surely have heard of the sidemen he…
Trichotomy are a jazz trio out of Australia. They are without a doubt among the best at what they do and that is saying a lot in the world of jazz trios. …
"Summertime Lullaby" the latest release from pianist, vocalist and arranger Peggy Duquesnel is a satisfying collection of originals and standards executed by a ve…
New World Flamenco, the collaboration of Tierra Negra and Muriel Anderson is a bright, vivacious celebration of life through song. Tierra Negra is the German duo o…
Merengue the latest work by Carlos Barbosa-Lima is an overwhelming collection of brilliant interpretations of some of the finest pieces ever composed for guitar…
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