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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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  • 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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  • 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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Just Smile is the debut album of the 25 year old singer Matteo Brancaleoni.Although he was born and bred in Italy, Brancaleoni brings a distinctly American …
Just Smile' is the sensational debut album of the 25 year old singer Matteo Brancaleoni (pronounced Brankaleeonee), one of the younger generatio…
Matteo Brancaleoni was born in 1981. Young artist with versatile and original personality: actor, singer, journalist, musician.

In 2006, he released his critic acclaimed debut album "Just Smile" with pianist Renato Sellani, featuring first rate Italian musicians guests like Gianni Basso, Franco Cerri, Fabrizio Bosso, Stefano Bagnoli, Massimo Moriconi.

By the time he was 16, he began singing and performing in jazz clubs around Northern Italy.
Finalist for the IMUA "Internati …