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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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  •  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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  • 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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  • 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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Edward Blanco

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According to the liner notes, Jhaptal refers to "a frequently used 10 beat rhythmatic cycle, or "tal" in northern India." Guitarist Jaime Stewardson applies thi…
Roberta Donnay is an uncommon jazz singer with an extensive background voicing soundtracks for film, television and awards programs as well as performing in the rock mus…
Chicago-based jazz guitarist Ari Seder releases his second album featuring eleven original compositions of straight-ahead jazz with material ranging from slow ballads to…
The Baltimore Jazz Alliance is a not-for-profit organization created to promote jazz and the development and expansion of the jazz community in the Baltimore area. This …
You may not be familiar with reed man Gene Cipriano, warmly referred to as "Cip," but chances are you may have heard him play on the radio, TV, film, awards programs and…
Brace yourself for one unusual musical journey if you listen to Streams of Consciousness: Volume One, a new release from a Toronto-based quartet called…
Inspired by Duke Ellington's original Jungle Orchestra that performed at the Cotton Club in Harlem during the late 1920s, Danish guitarist Pierre Dorge formed his New Ju…
Corrado Sgura is an Italian composer and guitarist celebrating the release of his latest album, Mirage, a contemporary selection of music with five original com…
Vocalist and keyboardist Charlie Wood offers his third album as a leader in Somethin' Else. A veteran pianist and organist (Hammond B-3 organ), Wood has been fe…
In late 2004, The Shawn Maxwell Quartet was formed and has played regularly at the Kendall Pub in Yorkville, Illinois. In the summer of 2005, Maxwell released Origin…
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