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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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  • 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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  • 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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Edward Blanco

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A re-issue of a 1983 recording, Tibet is essentially a soft suite of flute and guitar duets by guitarist Gregory James and friend Barry Shulman on the flute and…
The nostalgic swing music of the 30s and 40s is making a come back of sorts in a new release from the Divine Art label based in the United Kingdom. The new album is titl…
Myanna Pontoppidan is not your typical jazz musician. A saxophonist extraordinaire, Myanna blows up a storm in her new release One Never Knows, Do One? A Boston…
A fixture at Jazz At Pearls in San Francisco every Monday night for over a decade, The Contemporary Jazz Orchestra led by saxophonist/bandleader, Alex Budman, have just …
Fellow jazz fans if you're feeling in the mood to shake rattle and roll (to borrow a phrase from rock) or otherwise swing a thing or two, take a listen to 16 Men & A…
Fantazm is a fantastic high energy big band production with sizzling solos, great rhythm work and a brass section that delivers the big band so…
Los Angeles based trumpeter Brian Swartz has an extensive resume as a sideman that has performed with many top of the line jazz artists and big bands throughout his long…
Gone but not forgotten, the late and great tenor sax man Dexter Gordon makes a comeback of sorts in a reissue of a 1955 Bethlehem Records classic recording of the Dexter…
Gateway is the second major release by the Kevin Dorsey Collective, a central New York based jazz group that's making waves and maybe an impression or two on th…
Guitarist Shan Arsenault is an experienced sideman on the Canadian jazz scene, who has performed with countless musicians, bands and has participated in various jazz fes…
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