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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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Enclave Diaspora is the second energetic release by the quartet known as Enclave. The group consists of Rebecca Cline and Hilary Noble along with Fernando Huerg…
Damon Sawyer’s new CD Struttin’ South is a straight-ahead, fusion influenced package featuring some of Europe’s finest jazz musicians. Mr. Sawyer, a polished drum…
Sebastian Cruz moved from Columbia to New York City in 1997. He has since performed in Los Angeles, Madrid, Berlin, among other cities, and a host of venues in New York.…
Bebop is alive and well in the hands of trombonist Jonathan Voltzok. Not only does he play, he commands the trombone through blistering tunes like Shawnuff. He th…
Comet Ride is stratospheric. Saxophonist Willie Williams is out of this world with drummer Rudy Walker and bassist Gary Wang. Williams, an award-winning performer…
Frank Kimbrough is based in New York where he honed his craft as a solo pianist. He has been involved with the Jazz Composers Collective, the Maria Schneider Orchestra, …
Refreshing, engaging, and stimulating only begin to describe Rob Lockart’s debut CD Parallel Lives. Lockart’s inventive solos reveal the style, class, and soul of…
Chicago based guitarist Peter Lerner has come forth with another tasteful CD showing his class and style with a versatile lineup of colorful tunes and an ensemble to mat…
Pattie Cossentino delivers a refreshing dish of originals, standards, and straight ahead jazz in Latin and swing styles on her debut CD Invitation. The versatile …
The Café Olé blends jazz elements with a unique twist of Spanish flamenco music. Based in Toronto, Canada, The Café Olé’s debut CD Cuanto Tardaré is the result of…
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