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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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  • 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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Greg Osby Bares all in Bold Trio Configuration If Greg Osby can be considered mainstream, it shows just how far jazz has come in fifty years. At the core of Osby'…
Jeremy Davenport Brings It All Back Home A New Orleans tinged jazz trumpeter and vocalist inevitably draws to mind Louis Armstrong. Fair enough, but in terms of J…
Preserving New Orleans Jazz: Yesterday, Today, and ForeverPreservation Hall opened in New Orleans in 1961 as a center for traditional jazz. Since that time, on…
Guidi's Beachside Concept Album Finds New Significance in Katrina's WakeSaxophonist, composer, and educator David Guidi is a rising s…
A Fitting Tribute to Brass Masters of the Past You probably gathered from the band name, Manhattan Bones, where they’re from and what they play. But you probably …
Lauren Gray is here to stay Lauren Gray seduces on this diverse debut. Her voice draws you in with intimacy and immediacy, and ultimately leaves you longing for m…
The story of jazz saxophonist Todd Williams is truly one of a kind. He grew up in Saint Louis, playing in the University City High School Jazz Band during the early 1980…
You know that roof-raising black church soul shouting the movies are always trying to reenact? Well, they’ve got the real thing going on at Times Square Church in downto…
New Christmas Musical Co-Directed By Legendary Saxophonist Todd Williams While employed by Wynton Marsalis, saxophonist Todd Williams played jazz which symboli…
It’s impossible to fit a comprehensive anthology of Mississippi Blues on one disc--and sure, there are whole traditions neglected here--but Putumayo proves again they ca…
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