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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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  • 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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Chicago pianist, composer, and arranger Dave Flippo’s debut album, When the Heart is Strong, the Voice Rings True is a collection of eight standards and six original…
"The more you praise and celebrate your life, the more there is in life to celebrate," said Oprah Winfrey. A celebration of life is the overall feeling conveyed on Five …
Take a moment and recall an event in time when the overwhelming emotion was, I am so glad to be here, and only here; right at this moment in this surrounding and with th…
It is amazing what can be produced when people work together. For example, think of the massive cathedrals in Italy, more specifically in the Italian city of Siena. Sien…
If you are not familiar with classical guitarist Carlos Barbosa-Lima, and your CD collection ranges from Andres Segovia to Tito Puente with some sprink…
Now that Christmas songs are pounding our ear drums from the time we are still trying to find creative ways of finishing all that left over turkey until December 26th. It i…
Dan Kozar's first release entitled "I Remember You" creates a wonderful introduction into the jazz guitar world in its most organic form, solo guitar.
Kozar, …
The popularity of fusion/world-influenced jazz combined with a spiritual theme seems to be a growing trend. This comes as no surprise when one stops to consider that often …
If you have been searching long and hard for a serious acoustic jazz trio (piano, bass and drums) performing a collection of Christmas tunes, Christmas with the Steve…

Jazz pianist and composer David Leonhardt is a highly skilled and versatile musician whose twenty-five years of professional experience has included studio recordings, television and radio, concerts and festivals, night clubs and stage shows. He has appeared throughout North and South America, Europe, the Middle and Far East. In 1996 Leonhardt appeared on and arranged David Newman’s chart topping CD ‘Under A Woodstock Moon’ while a year later he featured with flautist Herbi …

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