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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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  • 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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  •  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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With the re-emerging popularity of Cuban music in mainstream America, Edmonton-based Bomba! is bound to have an enormous hit on their hands with Entre Sol Y Luz…
Jazz vocalist Maria Marquez doesn't cross boundaries, she merges them into an exotic melange with her third release, Princesa de la Naturaleza (Nature's Princess),

Canadian Jazz News Canadian Jazz Quartet to Perform at Giant Steppes Jazz Festival, Mongolia Calgary based jazz ensemble Northern Lights Quartet are about to take the sound of Canadian jazz to far-away Mongolia where they are slated to perform October 5-7th at the Giant Steppes Jazz Festival in Ulaanbaatar.

The quartet will appear alongside fellow headliners, pianist Steve Tromans U-Bop Band (Ulaanbaatar) and pianist Bob Bellows (US) for the Main Stage Concert Thursday O …

Canadian music news Jann Arden, Corb Lund lead the way with four nominations

The nominations for the Western Canadian Music Awards were announced yesterday in Winnipeg. The music and industry awards will be handed out during a ceremony to be held in that city October 22, 2006. Jann Arden and Corb Lund lead the way with four nominations each, while other multiple nominees include Bif Naked, Michael Buble, Hedley, Diana Krall, Nickelback and The Road Hammers. The Winnipeg- …

The 28th annual Festival International de Jazz de Montreal kicks off today and will run through July 8th. With over 2,500 musicians from around the world appearing over the 11 days, headliners include such names as Bob Dylan, Manu Chao, Keith Jarrett, Mike Stern, Zachary Richard, Francis Cabrel, Wynton Marsalis, Richard Bona, Harry Connick Jr., Oliver Jones, Angélique Kidjo and many more.

Festival International de Jazz de Montréal has created an awards program to honour musician's and th …
Canadian jazz news Jazz drummer Bernard Primeau Dies at 67 Renowned Canadian jazz drummer Bernie Primeau died of cancer Monday at St. Luc Hospital in his native Montreal. He was 67. Primeau's death occurred the day before he was to be honoured at the launch of his 11th album at the Salles du Gesù. He had described his latest effort as the album of his career and it will be released as planned. It had already been announced he would not attend the launch due to his health. Best know …
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