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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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  • 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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  •  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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Young Seattle-based saxophonist Neil Welch produces distinctive and unique new music for his very first offering as leader with this new album. Containing sophisticated …
Washington D.C. based drummer and band leader, Brooks Tegler, who's played on over a hundred recordings and is the 2004 recipient of the Wammie Award for best Jazz/Swing…
Presenting his third offering as leader, veteran keyboardist and pianist Ray Lyon crafts an album of contemporary music containing a strong smooth jazz flavor with eleme…
Considered a top scholar and musician in the field of Latin jazz, drummer and percussionist Marlon Simon releases another electrifying album with his band, the Nagual Sp…
Pianist Arturo O’Farrill and friends lend their talents and energy to composer/arranger and educator, Dr. Eugene Marlow in interpreting a host of his compositions and fu…
A master jazz guitarist and educator from Philadelphia, Jimmy Bruno takes a gamble and records at home with two other musicians and no piano or drums in the rhythm secti…
Columbus, Ohio-based jazz vocalist Eileen Howard presents her sophomoric album with the just released Street of Dreams containing a host of jazz standards and sev…
Selected by a New York Times poll as one of the "most in-demand" pianist in jazz, modern master Mulgrew Miller was the natural choice to inaugurate the opening of the KC…
I’m already on record through another source as stating that Time Piece is "One of the best contemporary jazz albums.... of.... this year," and have no problems c…
A self-titled, self-produced new album from bassist Andy Woodson’s group, Magically Delicious, contains fourteen tracks of new originals and unco…
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