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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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  • 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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For half a century Bob Florence has been writing and arranging hard swinging, inventive big band arrangements. His Limited Edition band is stocked with a deep roster of …
Los Angeles based pianist Ted Howe lives up to his stellar reputation as a stylish and inventive performer who, above all else, swings relentlessly. The aptly titled …
Logan Richardson’s music is a breath of fresh air. The young saxophonist composes and improvises with an undeniable spirit of musical renewal. The music on Cerebral F…
The title of Duke Pearson’s 1967 release, The Right Touch, is aptly named. Throughout his prolific tenure at Blue Note Records during the 60s, the Atlanta native …
Wes Montgomery made a name for himself by applying a formulaic method of combining single note lines, octaves, and block chords to create the illusion of a big band with…
On Live at Gilly’s, pianist extraordinaire Roy Meriwether returns to his hometown of Dayton, Ohio for a live trio set recorded in 2004. The music is signature Mer…
The Donavan/Muradian Quintet, co-lead by drummer Jeff Donavan and bassist Larry Muradian, has been garnering a great deal of positive attention throughout Southern Calif…
Jazz Piano at UArts is a showcase for five exceptionally talented piano students from the renowned Philadelphia music school. With the exception of one freely imp…
The genre-bending nature of jazz in the 21st-century may present problems for music industry executives, but for the listening public the multi-cultural elements found i…
There is a timeless beauty within the melodies of Stephen Foster. Unfortunately, with the exception of "Old Folks At Home," contemporary jazz musicians have virtually ig…
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