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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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  • 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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First-Rate Brass Band Defies StereotypesFirst off, there are two things about The Saint Louis Brass Band that need to be said: this isn't really jazz, and …
Howard Leshaw's Neo-Nostalgic Jewish Jazz Rings True Howard Leshaw is a criminally under-appreciated New York City jazz musician. He is a virtuoso on multiple win…
Long-time Jazz Advocate Takes Center StageHenri Smith is a stand-up guy. He’s been on the New Orleans scene for years and years, but only started singing profe…
Contemporary "Church Music" Led by Legendary Saxophonist Todd Williams Fans of the Wynton Marsalis bands of the late 80’s and early 90’s may recall his phenome…
"This is Nina’s greatest work on one album which roams across all of popular song, from show-tunes to jazz and blues to dark protest and delves deep in…
Steve Lott Band Serves Up Seconds of Texan SpiceSteve Lott played in power blues bands for years in his native Texas. He moved to Australia in the 1990s af…
Eternal Jazz from the Dane with the Eternal NameNiels-Henning Ørsted Pedersen (b.1946 - d.2005) was a legendary Danish bassist and the first call fo…
The Best Bassist You Never Heard Of Niels-Henning Ørsted Pedersen (b.1946 - d.2005) was a legendary Danish bassist and …
Classic Jam Sessions at the Dawn of Bebop Oran "Hot Lips" Page (b. 1908 - d. 1954) was one of the greatest swing trumpeters, an ingenious sol…
Steve Lott Serves Up a Spicy Solo DebutThough bluesman Steve Lott is a native Texan, West Texas Refugee was produced while he resided in Aust…
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