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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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  • 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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  •  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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Karl Stober

Karl Stober

Many times we seem to fall into the trap of a beautiful but lackluster jazz vocalist, sure they have the voice, the feel, the emotion, but the charisma seems vacant.... …
Lay it out under the moonlit skies of Santorini with the scents of the ocean drifting by your exotic experience and the only ambiance worthy for such a setting is a ball…
Vocalist, lyricist, composer, a multi-label honor few have in their repertoire, usually involving many years of experimentation and in all cases failures periodically. H…
As autumn winds clear a path to make its presence known and you look towards the skies watching the clouds roll by in rhythmic sequence rest assured that Tom & Joy are t…
As piano jazz seems to recreate and rejuvenate its reputation from artist to artist, project-to-project, the craft is at times littered with numerous innovative styles. …
After all is said and done and the day is fulfilled, it’s the tones of sound that offer closure to that lasting emotion. For this is what occurs jazz is allowed to embra…
After ten years standing and creating memories with Ray Charles, the unleashing of the multi-talented strings of Kenny Carr will hit the shelves of jazz on September 20,…
Big band music has had its share of accolades and failures, too numerous at times to even discuss. However, the point is the successes prevail more often today with some…
Splashes of enchantment mixed with whispers of brilliance blanket the exquisite vocal tones of Ms Angelyna Martinez. With the 2005 release of her debut venture call L…
It’s all about style when after years behind the scenes you enter center stage. What is so special at times is when an artist comes out not by debuting "in the box" hits…