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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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  • George Duke is a multi Grammy Award winning legend. So, when I called him to get a few quick quotes for my France Joli interview (he produced her album 'Witch Of Love') I quickly realized I needed to milk this…
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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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  • 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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Jo Ferrell

Jo Ferrell

Simultaneous with the release of jazz pianist Beegie Adair’s ambitious six-CD Centennial Composers box set, Ms. Adair has signed a four-year contract extension with Green Hill Productions/Hillsboro Jazz, announces company President Greg Howard.

Adair, who is based in Nashville, originally signed with Green Hill in 1997 and has released albums on both the Green Hill Productions label (which handles the alternative, gift-store market) and Hillsboro Jazz (which receives mainstream record store a …

When you think of that certain style of classic jazz guitar that is smooth, soulful, melodic, flowing and immediately likeable, you think of names like Wes Montgomery, Barney Kessel, George Benson, Kenny Burrell, Earl Klugh and Larry Carlton. Now Lloyd Gregory has taken his place on that list of illustrious jazz guitarists. On his fourth album, Free Fallin’, Gregory tips his hat to those who influenced him while carving out his own distinctive style that also includes hints of his R&B roots.

Although this is their first recording as a duo, Bruce Wethey and Lisa LaCross both have extensive musical careers, primarily in the classical music world. Bruce performed as a violinist in the Honolulu Symphony Orchestra, the Florida Philharmonic and many others although he also has gigged with Natalie Cole, Ray Charles, Doc Severinsen, Ricky Martin, Michael Jackson and Julio Iglesias. Lisa has performed as a concert flutist in some of the world’s top classical venues from Carnegie Hall and the …