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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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On Keeping Time Vol. 02, Canadian pianist Nelson Boschman explores the Christian liturgical calendar through a diverse offering of inventive instrumental jazz. Th…
Since completing studies at Boston’s Berklee College of Music, guitarist Chris Mosley has established himself as a unique and original voice on the Portland, Oregon jazz…
Since completing studies at Boston’s Berklee College of Music, guitarist Chris Mosley has established himself as a unique and original voice on the Portland, Oregon jazz…
On Second Thought is a strong debut from an emerging voice in the fertile jazz region of San Francisco. Pianist Adam Shulman composes strong melodies with lingeri…
New York trombonist Michael Dease has been making quite a name for himself in jazz circles. The New York-based musician/educator has performed as a sideman with high-pro…
Legendary clarinetist/saxophonist Eddie Daniels, who has made his home in New Mexico for more than fifteen years, made a triumphant return to his hometown of New York in…
The Westchester Jazz Orchestra consists of seventeen premiere jazz musicians living or working in the suburbs just north of New York City. Finally, after performing for …
Swedish pianist/composer Susanna Lindeborg has fronted the avant-garde ensemble Mwendo Dawa since the 1970s. On Live at Fasching, recorded in September, 2005 at S…
Escape from New York is the long awaited recording debut for alto saxophonist Zaid Nasser. Nasser, the son of legendary bassist Jamil Nasser, has been churning out h…
Depth of understanding with regard to the historical lineage of one’s instrument is a vital component in a jazz musician’s development. On Speaking in Tongues, Ar…