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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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  • 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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  • 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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Lisa R. Howard

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This CD entitled "His Ways," by The Brooks Lytle Jazz Ensemble is a contemporary jazz album with jazz vocals and Christian lyrics. The CD is a combination of original songs…
It runs in the family was a very well put together compositions of cool jazz tunes from some of our old favorite artist and a couple of new favorite artist. Diana Krall did…
This CD was at the least very complicated to pronounce, the music however, was good. Most of the tracks had a very cosmic vibe to them. Elannunaqi as the CD is entitled, is…
Jim Love & The Blue Groove are a wonderful fusion of jazz, hip-hop, and funky beats all blended into a phenomenal collection of sweet urban fusion jazz. I enjoyed each trac…
Rodney Taylor’s "Blow By Blow," is a refreshing new sound to the jazz scene. I found this CD to be nice and soulful. There were a couple of tracks that I couldn’t stop repe…
Gerald Wilson has been on the jazz scene for 85 years, what else could he possible create for us. Well be careful for what you wish for, because you just may get it, and th…
From the beginning in 1979 to now 2003, Incognito has left an impression on the jazz scene in the US and the UK. Jean-Paul Maunick aka "Bluey" brought us full circle with a…
Agent K aka Kaidi Tatham did a good job on his new CD "Feed The Cat", however it just wasn’t good enough to make me want to listen to it repetitively. I do have to say a co…
Will Downing is back and in full effect. Will Downing’s new 10-track album perfectly entitled "Emotions" is a brilliant follow up to his last album "Sensual Journey." This …
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