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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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  • 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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  •  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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    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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Marc Connor

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Following the success of the first BBC Radio Jazz Awards, BBC Radios 2 and 3 are jointly to stage the second annual BBC Radio Jazz Awards. This unique BBC Radio collaboration takes place on Wednesday July 31st at the Queen Elizabeth Hall, London.

Last year’s successful event, hosted by Humphrey Lyttelton and Jools Holland combined awards and performances from the complete spectrum of ‘jazz’. Popular awards included Rising Star for pianist Alex Wilson and the BBC Lifetime Achievement Award for …

BBC Radios 2 and 3 came together on the 31st July to present the second annual BBC Radio Jazz Awards which were held at London’s Queen Elizabeth Hall. Co-hosted by Jools Holland and Courtney Pine, the event was a star studded affair celebrating the whole spectrum of the jazz genre.

The ceremony featured award presentations by Clive James, Mark Knopfler, Kenneth Clarke and Moira Stewart among other celebrities, and performances by a host of jazz stars, including a show-stopping …

The nominees have been announced for the third annual BBC Jazz Awards. This star-studded event staged by BBC Radios 2 and 3 takes place on Tuesday July 29th at the Queen Elizabeth Hall, London.

James Moir, Controller BBC Radio 2 says: "The renaissance of jazz continues apace. Jazz record sales have increased by 30% since last year's Awards ceremony. This without including 'pop' artists like the multi-platinum Norah Jones and Cinematic Orchestra. The average age of audiences at UK jazz venues …