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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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  • 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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  • 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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Jazz lovers agree that Suede's "On The Day We Met" CD,released in 2001, is definitely one of the best! AlSantos, from 105.9 WJZW, ranked this CD #1 on histop-20 list for 20…
Jazz lovers agree that Suede's "On The Day We Met" CD, released in 2001, and recorded at the BIRCHMERE, is definitely one of the best! Al Santos, from 105.9 WJZW, ranked this CD #1 on his top-20 list for 2001; he also ranked the cut "Emily Remembers" (a beautiful song about true love) #6 on his top 50 songs for 2001. Suede's crystal clear voice and amazing range blend smoothly with David Pearl on piano and Max Murray on bass. If you get a chance to go to a live show grab it, as they are phenomen …
My Dad was a jazz piano player in the 1950's and 1960's and I grew up around some of the great jazz giants. Seeing Suede live and hearing her incredible scatting definitely brings me back to the time of the great talent from many years ago!

Jazz lovers agree that Suede's 2001 release, "On The Day We Met" (title cut written for Suede by David Pearl) is definitely one of the best! Al Santos, from 105.9 WJZW (arguably Washington, DC's favorite jazz station), ranked this CD #1 on his top-20 …