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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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  •  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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Lois  Desocio

Lois Desocio

At first listen, it is inevitable that singer-songwriter Hope Waits’ self-titled, jazz-vocal debut CD will collect comparisons in both style and in voice to the likes of…
Trumpeter, flugelhorn master and bandleader, Joel Penner, and his sextet of some of the jazz world’s most accomplished and respected musicians have released their second…
Paris for Lovers, a compilation CD of the original recordings of French and American jazz-greats covering some great jazz, is a buffet of Franco-American fare. …