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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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  • 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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Pianist Mamiko Watanabe’s double CD Origin/Jewel is a double shot of energy and execution. Ms. Watanabe explores Funk/Latin genres on Origin, and straight-…
Frank Basile (ba-SILLY) has been heard with The Vanguard Jazz Orchestra, The Dizzy Gillespie All Star Big Band, The Dave Holland Big Band, The Mingus Big Band, The Bob M…
Alex Kontorovich makes a sizzling debut as a leader on his CD Deep Minor. The Russian born, New York based reedman cleverly fuses a multitude of influences for an…
Fans of Latin Jazz may have a new favorite CD for their collection. Mark Weinstein’s latest exploration is entitled Con Alma, and features the brilliantly creativ…
Another superb addition to the Jazz Icons series, this DVD features two live performances of the Classic Quartet in the height of their popularity. The personnel include…
Composer, bandleader, bass player, and jazz educator Graham Collier has propelled the British jazz scene since the 1960s. His passion for live jazz and the interaction o…
Welcome Chicago trumpeter/composer Greg Duncan to the growing list of jazz artists. His compositional style, paired with his astounding playing will send Duncan toward t…
When listening to Seattle pianist Eric Vaughn, you begin to think there is something familiar about his approach. Then you realize the depth of his knowledge of the grea…
Fans of European jazz take notice. Drummer and percussionist Luca Niggli's Big Zoom is a quintet of unusual proportions. On Celebrate Diversity, Niggli is joine…
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