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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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  • 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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Malachi Thompson

Malachi Thompson

Delmark recording artist and trumpeter/composer Malachi Thompson and his Africa Brass ensemble will perform a new composition entitled Black Metropolis. This musical suite in four parts celebrates the glory days of Chicago's African American community and it's contribution to the development of Jazz as an American artform. The concert will also feature another new work dedicated to Jazz icon Louis Armstrong called Blues for a Saint Called Louis. the featured soloist are saxophonist Ari Brown and …
Delmark recording artist Malachi Thompson and his critically acclaimed Africa Brass ensemble is planning a spring/summer tour. The tour will highlight Thompson's new composition, "Blues For A Saint Called Louis" which celebrates the 100th year of the birth of jazz icon Louis Armstrong. This is the music from the EMMY award winning documentary "Remembering 47th Street" from the WTTW series Chicago Stories.

Africa Brass presents a program of jazz from ragtime to Bebop and has toured around the …