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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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  • 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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Mary Lou Pedone

Mary Lou Pedone

Rick DellaRatta returns as a guest artist for NY's "Jazz at Noon" series on March 1st at Cafe Barts Cathedral on Park Ave. The Rick DellaRatta Trio will return to Europe to perform in Switzerland and Austria late March as part of his "Jazz for Peace" world tour which began October 7, 2001 with Eddie Gomez, Lenny White and Paquito D'Rivera. Due to the success of Rick's five albums for Stella Records, the label has signed Rick to an additional and exclusive contract to produce other artists for th …