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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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    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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Jennifer Scheer

Jennifer Scheer

29.01.2011

David Stryker

Published in Jazz Artist Interviews
Dave Stryker and I met at the Lincoln Center Barnes and Noble bookstore in Manhattan. I was thrilled to meet this amazing guitarist, whose distinctive personal writing style and soulful blend of blues and jazz has gained him recognition as one of the most unique guitarists of our time. Genuine and forthcoming, he talked about his beginnings as a guitar player, his personal approach to playing jazz, and his upcoming live recording at the Jazz Standard.

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It is often said that one of the hallmarks of the great artists is that they can make the difficult seem effortless, like a natural extension of themselves. On November 28, 2004, at the Frederick Rose Theatre at the Dizzie Gillespie Coca Cola Center in New York City, Tony Bennett illustrated this effortless yet captivating quality, entrancing his audience with a commanding presence that resonated throughout all 1200 seats of the grandiose theatre.

Only a handful of entertainers in the past ce